At a signing ceremony on Wednesday, November 9, four female athletes from The Summit Country Day School were recognized for their commitments to play Division I collegiate sports next year. The group includes three soccer players and one field hockey player.
Ella Barnes ‘23 will play Division I Soccer at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. She is a three-time varsity letter winner who was named to the 2021 MVC 2nd Team and was twice recognized as All-Southwest Ohio Academic. In addition to soccer, Ella ran cross country and was named All-MVC 1st Team in that sport.
Kelsey Bello ‘23 is committed to playing Division 1 soccer at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. She was a starter all four years at The Summit and her career highlights are numerous. They include Team Captain, two-time MVC 2nd Team, 2022 all-Southwest Ohio honorable mention and 2021 Enquirer All-Star. She was named all-SW Academic three times and is a 2022 All-Ohio Scholar.
Mia Booth ‘23 is joining the Division I Field Hockey team at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. In her senior season, Mia was Team Captain and was named All-League Offensive Player of the year as well as making All League 1st team for the second year in a row. She was All-League 2nd team her sophomore year and Honorable Mention for her freshman year.
Maddie Sievering ‘23 will play Division I Soccer for Cleveland State University next year. In her senior season, she broke the school record for number of goals in consecutive games (15). She was named MVC Player of the Year and SW Ohio DII Player of the Year and she secured a spot on the 2022 Senior All Star Team. Over her career, she was twice named MVC 1st Team, twice named All-Southwest Ohio and she was a 2021 Enquirer All-Star.
“As one of the pillars of our program, athletics plays a big role in developing students who graduate with the skills to collaborate, communicate, compete, persevere and lead,” says Greg Dennis, athletic director. “We are beyond proud when college coaches recognize these attributes in our students and invite them to be part of their teams on such a competitive level.”