Menlo School is deep into the spring playoffs, and a key factor for the Knights' success is the guidance of a strong senior class. Twenty-seven Menlo student-athletes are set to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.
"These student-athletes are shining examples of Menlo's tradition of high achievement -- top marks in the classroom and excellence on the playing fields," Athletic Director Craig Schoof said.
In baseball, Mikey Diekroeger is a four-year player, who helped the Knights to a 2011 Central Coast Section championship. The shortstop will play for Stanford as did his brothers Danny (senior infielder) and Kenny (Kansas City Royals organization). Infielder Christian Pluchar (Amherst) and outfielder Graham Stratford (University of Redlands) and helped Menlo return to the championship game the past two seasons.
Wes Miller, Bobby Roth and Ryan Young -- who boosted Menlo to CCS quarterfinals appearances the past four seasons, including a section championship in 2012-2013 -- are all headed to Colorado College.
Mitchell Tevis, who took up rowing his junior year, will be joining Dartmouth's ICA crew team.
Quarterback and two-time Peninsula Athletic League player of the year Jack Heneghan also is headed to Dartmouth. Travis Chambers, who led the Knights in rushing yards and tackles, is set to play for Carnegie Mellon. Receiver Will King is headed to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and linebacker Jack Ferguson is set to play for Tufts. Center Adam Yecies is bound for Hamilton where he might also play lacrosse,
Golfer Riley Burgess, the medalist multiple times for the Knights this past season, also will play for Hamilton next season.
Defender Alyssa Sherman, a four-year varsity player and key to the Knights' two lacrosse titles in its past four trips to the league finals, is bound for Haverford.
Menlo is sending four of its seniors who boosted the Knights to a 2012 CCS title off to play intercollegiate soccer: defensive midfielder Jaye Boissiere, a member of the U.S. Under-18 national pool, is set to play at Stanford, midfielder Amanda McFarland is headed to Vassar, midfielder Sienna Stritter will play for Carnegie Mellon, and forward Chandler Wickers is bound for Washington and Lee.
Fresh off leading his team to a CCS tennis championship, David Ball is set to play for Brigham Young. Kristy Jorgensen, who played two-plus seasons for the Knights and was named league MVP as a sophomore, will head to UC Davis.
Maddy Price, the reigning 200- and 400-meter CCS champion who also holds the section's second-best mark all-time in the 400, signed to compete for Duke in track and field.
Four volleyball players from this season CCS and NorCal championship team will be joining college teams next season. Two-time league MVP Maddie Huber is headed to Princeton, libero Melissa Cairo to Brown, middle hitter Morgan Dressel to Dartmouth and outside hitter Sarah Bruml to Scripps College to play for Claremont-Mudd Scripps.
Menlo's boys' water polo senior co-captains are set to play in college -- Ryan Hammarskjold to Princeton and goalie John D. Wilson to Johns Hopkins.