Students sign letters of intent to continue with collegiate athletics
Six Bellefonte Area High School student athletes signed their letters of intent on Feb. 6 committing to play a sport in college. Four students plan to play football in college, one student plans to play lacrosse and another plans to play women’s soccer.
- Noah Badger plans to play football at Lock Haven University and study health and physical education. He is a multiyear varsity letter-winner in football and basketball, and was a member of the 2017 Division 6 championship-winning football team.
- Cati Besch plans to attend Juniata College for soccer, while studying bioinformatics. The goalie was a second-team Mountain League All-Star player, and other extracurricular activities include National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, band and more.
- Rees Kelley plans to play lacrosse at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, while studying mechanical engineering. He also played football. Kelley is a three-time varsity team captain and two-time Midfielder of the Year recipient, and a member of the National Honor Society.
- Chris Persiko plans to play football at Millersville University and major in criminology. He is also a varsity letter-winner in basketball and soccer. Other honors include a first-team All-State member, two-time All-Conference player and holds all school kicking records.
- Caleb Rockey plans to play football at Bloomsburg University and major in criminal justice. He is a two-sport athlete at Bellefonte, also lettering in basketball, and ends his high school football career as a two-time first-team All-State member and two-time All-Conference player.
- Cameron Stephens will play football at Wilkes University. During the football season, he was a first-team all-conference and student-athlete of the week.
In these videos below, you may also hear from the athletes about why they choose their respective university to play sports and study academics. You may also check out the photo gallery by clicking on this link: Photo gallery