Four Summit CDS seniors sign with Division I schools

Four Summit CDS seniors sign with Division I schools

Seniors from The Summit Country Day School signed letters of intent to play college athletics on Nov. 8 as part of National Signing Day. From left to right are Brennan Gick, Alea Harris, Henry Schertzinger and Harrison Schertzinger.

Four seniors at The Summit Country Day School signed letters of intent Wednesday, Nov. 8 to play on Division I teams in the fall of 2018.

Brennan Gick signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Division I Northern Kentucky University (NKU). Alea Harris signed to play basketball at Division I Wofford College in Spartansburg, S.C. Twins Harrison and Henry Schertzinger signed to play lacrosse at Division I University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

Last season, Brennan was named second team All-American by Max Preps, first team all-state by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association, first team all-state by Prep Baseball Report, second team all-USA Ohio Team by USA Today, first team all-city and first team all-league. During his sophomore year, he was given honorable mention in all-state by Prep Baseball Report, first team all-city and first team all-league. He is also a four-year member of the football team. He plans to study criminal justice and pre-law at NKU.

"Brennan Gick is one of the best hitters in the history of the Summit baseball program,” Baseball Head Coach Triffon Callos said. “He is a complete player who has received many accolades, but he is an even better young man. He is a leader of character who leads by example. I feel that Northern Kentucky is a great fit for Brennan. He will excel on and off the field."

Alea started on varsity all three years and will soon become the fifth all-time leading scorer in the school’s history when she achieves 1,000 points in her career. “Alea has been instrumental in the success of the basketball program the last three years,” Girls Basketball Head Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Beth Simmons said. During her years at The Summit, the team record has been 74-6 with three Miami Valley Conference championships, two district championships and two regional final appearances. Alea intends to study biology and pre-medicine at Wofford.

Henry was named U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American in 2017. He was lacrosse team captain in 2017 and Team Offensive Player in 2015, 2016 and 2017, first team all-state in 2016 and 2017 and third team all-state in 2015. During the past three years, he had 127 goals, 70 assists and 126 ground balls. He plays with the Resolute Lacrosse club and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) National Team. He plans to study business at UNC.

Harrison was named a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American in 2017 and was varsity team captain and team MVP. He was named Team Offensive Player in 2016, and was first team all-state in 2016 and 2017 and third team all-state. During the last three seasons, he had 104 goals, 134 assists and 201 ground balls. He plays with Resolute Lacrosse and was on the FCA National Team. He plans to study business at UNC.

Both Henry and Harrison are three-sport athletes, also playing soccer and basketball. Both have received 10 varsity letters to date and expect to have 12 varsity letters each by the time they graduate. They were members of the Division III state championship soccer team in 2015 and 2016. Both are co-captains of this year’s team, which is in state playoffs this week. Harrison is Player of the Year in the Miami Valley Conference and Regional Player of the Year in soccer.

“Henry and Harrison are exceptional athletes with superior skills,” Summit Lacrosse Head Coach Pat Collura said. “But what separates them from other great high school athletes is their drive, character and leadership.” 

The Summit anticipates more athletes may sign with Division I and II schools later this academic year. Wednesday was one of several national signing days established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for high school athletes to sign with Division I and Division II programs.

See more photos from the Nov. 8 signings here.