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Villa Joseph Marie sending 14 student-athletes to next level

HOLLAND – Villa Joseph Marie High School hosted an athletic commitment ceremony for more than a dozen athletes early this morning Tuesday, April 25 at the school campus on Holland Road.

Five of the commits played for the PIAA Class AAA runner-up soccer team including leading scorer Murphy Agnew. A forward, Agnew tallied 91 goals in four seasons for the Jems including 28 last fall. During her time at Villa Joseph, Agnew helped the Jems to a PIAA Class AA title in 2014 and back to the finals her last two seasons.

The other soccer players taking their game to the next level include Casey Kilchrist (LaSalle), Shannon Coleman (Mount Saint Mary’s), Eva Ruppersberger (Arcadia) and Danielle Samson (Philadelphia University).

There is also a pair of lacrosse players moving on for Villa including Samantha DelViscio (Penn State) and Madeline Major (Lehigh) along with swimmers Alexis Morace (Lebanon Valley), Christie Nemceff (Monmouth) and Meghan Reguera (Cabrini).

DelViscio recently surpassed 200 career goals for the Jems, scoring six times in a lopsided win over Catholic Academies rival Saint Basil’s. From Yardley, Nemceff is the inaugural Tracey Meredith Edwards Memorial Scholarship winner.

Additionally, Marisa Morano is taking her basketball game to Ursinus, golfer Briana Hocker is headed to Alvernia, Nicole Trzaska will play field hockey at The Ohio State University and Katherine Schramm will run track at Loyola.

The entire list of VJM student-athletes committing to college is located below:
Murphy Agnew                Soccer   Harvard University
Shannon Coleman           Soccer   Mount Saint Mary’s University
Samantha (Sam) DelViscio           Lacrosse               The Pennsylvania State University
Briana Hocker    Golf       Alvernia University
Casey Kilchrist   Soccer   LaSalle University
Madeline (Maddie) Major           Lacrosse               Lehigh University
Marisa Morano Basketball           Ursinus College
Alexis Morace   Swimming           Lebanon Valley College
Christie Nemceff              Swimming           Monmouth University
Meghan Reguera             Swimming           Cabrini University
Eva Ruppersberger         Soccer   Arcadia University
Danielle Samson               Soccer   Philadelphia University
Katherine (Katie) Schramm         Track and Field  Loyola University of MD
Nicole (Nikki) Trzaska     Field Hockey      The Ohio State University

TOP PHOTOPictured kneeling in the first row, from left: Alexis Morace, Meghan Reguera, Murphy Agnew, Casey Kilchrist, Eva Ruppersberger, Marisa Morano and Sam DelViscio. Standing: Nikki Trzaska, Briana Hocker, Danielle Samson, Shannon Coleman, Christie Nemceff, Maddie Major and Katie Schramm.

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