Seniors Taylor Sprenkle and Blake Cahill are among ten Red Lion athletes who will continue their sports careers at the next level. The athletes made their official commitments along with eight other classmates Friday, Feb. 7, at the Red Lion Athletic Department Winter Signing Day.
Both Sprenkle and Cahill will be moving on to Millersville University.
Sprenkle said she looks forward to join her older sister, Tori Sprenkle, at Millersville University to play soccer.
“I’m really looking forward to it since we’ve always played together,” she says.
Sprenkle remarked that the number of Red Lion athletes going to the next level to play sports reflects positively on the athletic program. She says that having eight sports recognized reflects positively and demonstrates balance between all programs.
“These signings show the strength of Red Lion in all sports. There is a large variety of athletes from different sports and it definitely is beneficial to the school,” Sprenkle said.
Sprenkle isn’t the only senior bringing their talents to “The ‘Ville”. Football standout quarterback Blake Cahill will be attending the university in the fall to take part in their Division. II football program. After Cahill suffered a torn ACL, MCL and sprained meniscus versus Dallastown in a rival showdown at the end of last football season, he was worried colleges who have shown interest in him prior would not be any longer.
“Millersville stayed strong on talks with me through the injury,” Cahill is healing ahead of schedule.
Cahill, the latest football recruit since 2011 grad Andrew Zeller, also said he feels blessed for the opportunity to represent Red Lion at the collegiate level.
In addition to the Millersville Cahill-Sprenkle duo, other signings included Hayden Jennings (Arcadia University-Lacrosse), Ali Posey (York College-Field Hockey), Alyssa Castle (Slippery Rock-Field Hockey), Zach Neff (McDaniel College-Soccer), Morgan Kuehne (York College-Basketball), Jared Warner (Kean University-Volleyball), Andrew Erickson (York College-Cross Country/Track) and Kylie Strong (Drexel University-Soccer).
Red Lion athletic director Arnie Fritzius said he was very proud of all of the student athletes who signed for they demonstrated excellence among the athletic program and among the school as a whole. “All of these students are as active on the field as they are in the classroom.”