Mount Greylock Recognizes Students Planning to Compete in College
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The student-athletes at Mount Greylock Regional School beat a lot of opponents over the last four years.
This spring, they beat the odds.
On Friday, the school recognized eight members of the Class of 2020 who have announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers along with their academic endeavors.
Nationally, about 6 percent of high school athletes go on to compete at the next level, Mount Greylock Athletic Director Lindsey von Holtz noted in a recognition posted on the school's website.
The eight students honored at Mount Greylock represent nearly 10 percent of its 84-member graduating class.
Among that group is track and field standout Madison Ross, who will enroll at the University of Hartford and compete in its Division I program.
Ross also was a standout on the Mounties' soccer and basketball teams -- one of six seniors who competed in 11 of 11 possible athletic seasons at the school, von Holtz noted.
Another three-sport standout, Toby Foehl, will compete as a collegian in one of the sports he did not pursue at Mount Greylock. Foehl is staying in town and attending Williams College, where he plans to participate on the men's golf team.
At Mount Greylock, he spent his falls playing soccer. He also competed in basketball and tennis.
Another soccer standout, Finn Welch, is going to Springfield College after earning Berkshire County MVP honors and leading the Mounties to the Western Mass finals last fall.
Other Mount Greylock seniors who signed NCAA Celebratory Signing Forms to mark their intent to participate in Division III sports inlcuded: Tyler Canata, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, soccer and baseball; Taylor Cornell, Nichols College, softball; Evelyn Fuls, New England College, hockey; Jonah-Kelly Whitney, UMass-Boston, track and fieldl; and Brooke Phelps, Framingham State, lacrosse.