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Six Owen J. Roberts student-athletes announce college destinations

Six Owen J. Roberts student-athletes recently announced their college decisions during a signing ceremony at the school with family, friends and coaches. Making their athletic college commitments were: Julian Funaro (soccer, Vassar College), Aiden Kollar (soccer, Immaculata University), Abby Mattis (volleyball, Penn State-Berks), Emily Sands (soccer, Kutztown University), Erin Stubbs (gymnastics, Ursinus College) and Samantha Walsh (softball, Manhattanville College).

Julian Funaro, Soccer, Vassar College

Owen J. Roberts soccer play Julian Funaro recently made a verbal commitment to Vassar College, where he will study mathematics. Funaro, a first team Mercury All-Area and All-PAC selection, was also a member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor society. Seated from left are father Paul Funaro, Julian Funaro and mother Jennifer Funaro with brother Roman Funaro standing behind.

Aiden Kollar, Soccer, Immaculata University

Owen J. Roberts soccer player Aiden Kollar recently made a verbal commitment to Immaculata University, where he will major in secondary education/ special education. Kollar was also on the Honor Roll and named an OJR Student of the Month. Seated from left are mother Elena Kollar, Aiden Kollar, father Jeff Kollar. Standing from left are coach Eric Wentzel, Grant Kollar, Kennedy Kollar, Mo Haddadi.

Abby Mattis, Volleyball, Penn State-Berks

Owen J. Roberts volleyball player Abby Mattis recently made a verbal commitment to Penn State Berks, where she will major in early education. Seated from left are father Joe Mattis, Abby Mattis and mother Valerie Mattis. Standing from left are coach Amanda Lynch and Zoe Mattis.

Emily Sands, Soccer, Kutztown Univ.

Owen J. Roberts soccer player Emily Sands recently signed a National Letter of Intent to Kutztown University, where she will major in secondary education and actuarial science. Sands, a first team All-PAC and All-PAC Academic selection, was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Wildcats. She was also the secretary of Leo Club and president of Spanish Club. Pictured from left are father Matt Sands, Emily Sands and mother Jody Sands with coach Joe Margusity standing behind.

Erin Stubbs, Gymnastics, Ursinus College

Owen J. Roberts gymnast Erin Stubbs recently made a verbal commitment to Ursinus College, where she will major in biochemistry and molecular biology. During her club career at Aerials Fit ‘n’ Fun Gymnastics, Stubbs was a Level 9 state champion, third place finisher at regionals and national qualifier (Easterns). Seated from left are mother Laura Stubbs, Erin Stubbs and father Neil Stubbs. “(Stubbs) has persevered at every stage of her competitive career,” Aerials coach Rob Axelrod said. “Erin’s ‘never give up’ attitude has taken her to the top of her competitive career. … Erin has also become a wonderful leader in my gym, and with her words of encouragement and upbeat attitude, she continues to be a role model for the entire team.”

Samantha Walsh, Softball, Manhattanville College

Owen J. Roberts softball player Samantha Walsh recently made a verbal commitment to Manhattanville College, where she will major in sports medicine. Walsh, a pitcher and middle infielder for the Wildcats, is a also a member of Leo Club. Seated from left are father Mark Walsh, Samantha Walsh and mother Karen Walsh with brother Mark Walsh standing behind.

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