Nearly 70 Local Athletes Commit To Colleges


All Sally Trent knew she wanted was to play college softball.

One point of contact, one camp, and one visit later, she was set on the finer details.

Almost as soon as she could, the Severna Park graduate committed to the College of Charleston to play Division I softball.

As Trent recalled, it became evident that Charleston was the place for her almost as soon as contact began in September 2022.

"As soon as they could talk to me, they reached out, we talked, and they wanted me to come out to a camp. I did really well at the camp, so we set up a visit and they offered me there,” Trent said. “I got to see the campus and I just fell in love with it. Up until that point I wasn’t sure where I was going to go, but when I took my visit, I knew.”

Trent committed in November 2022 and then signed her national letter of intent in November 2023, during the early signing period.

Trent, who expects to play catcher and corner infield in college, hopes to lean on her experience both as a skillful player in the club season and as a senior leader during the high school season, when half of Severna Park’s lineup was comprised of freshmen.

“In travel, everyone’s at the same level at this point, especially as you play higher competition. There’s not that much that separates you from other people and teams,” Trent said. “In high school, being a leader for the younger players, that translates back into being more vocal and more of a leader on whatever team you’re on. And now we have a sophomore pitcher on the travel team, so I’ve learned how to help communicate and help them manage situations.”

Having utilized basketball to hone her athletic and leadership capabilities through high school, Trent plans to use this summer to hit the weight room and conditioning hard, preparing herself to make the jump to a faster and more talented level of softball. As she does, she’s also trying to maximize the time in Severna Park before she heads south for school.

“I’m going to miss the girls, because most of us have grown up in Severna Park, and getting to play with everyone since you’re little,” Trent said. “I’ve played basketball with Ryn (Feemster) since I was 6, and softball with Christina (Ballagh) since I was really little, so I’ll miss that, and I appreciate all of the high school coaches and what they’ve done here.”

Trent is one of 68 local athletes to commit to college athletics next academic year, as reported to the Severna Park Voice.


Peyton Cassidy, Broadneck — Chatham

Calvin Cook, Broadneck — Middle Tennessee

Nathan Murphy, Severna Park — George Washington

Jackson O'Brien, Severna Park — Beloit

Kody Phillips, Severna Park — Lebanon Valley

Carver Salazar, Archbishop Spalding — UMBC

Angel Santiago—Cruz, Severna Park — Richmond

Sean Williams, Severna Park — Penn State


Jon Garvey, Severna Park — Clemson

Riley Morris, Severna Park — Stevenson

Kian Williams, Severna Park — Florida

Field Hockey

Zoe Bjelac, Broadneck — Quinnipiac

Madelyn Quigley, Broadneck — Susquehanna

Paige Reilly, Broadneck – Albright


Eli Harris, Broadneck — Navy

Branden Stahl, Broadneck — Ursinus

James Stahl, Broadneck — Ursinus

DaQuann Woodall Jr., Broadneck — Eastern

Kayak Fishing

Jordan Lovejoy, Severna Park — Carson Newman

Men's Basketball

Brendan Abell, Severna Park — Penn State—Altoona

Jordan Brown, Broadneck — Darrow School (post—grad)

Men's Lacrosse

Tanner Boone, Broadneck — Mary Washington

John Burkhardt, Severna Park — Bellarmine

Jameson Coffman, Archbishop Spalding — UMBC

Austin Combs, Broadneck — Flagler

Nolan Grizzle, Severna Park — Coast Guard Academy

Graham Hartman, Broadneck — Mercer

Tyler Hicks, Broadneck — VMI

Alec Howard, Archbishop Spalding — UMBC

Braden McCassie, Broadneck — Jacksonville

Logan McGill, Broadneck — Hampton

Jack Meehan, Broadneck — Virginia Wesleyan

Luke Miller, McDonogh — Notre Dame

Albie Palsa, Broadneck — Lynchburg

Jed Pellicano, Broadneck — Christopher Newport

Tyler Stewart, Broadneck — Limestone

Matt Tettemer, Broadneck — St. Mary's (Maryland)

Men's Soccer

Declan Karney, Archbishop Spalding — Christopher Newport

Men's Swimming

Nathan Decker, Broadneck — Utah

Men's Water Polo

Jack Clark, Broadneck — Navy

Tristan Tosoni, Broadneck – Loyola (Maryland)


Sally Trent, Severna Park — Charleston

Samantha Waters, Broadneck — Hood

Women's Basketball

Samantha Miller, Broadneck — St. Mary's (Maryland)

Makenzie Wharton, Broadneck — Keystone

Women's Lacrosse

Elia Alewine, Indian Creek — Jacksonville

Kate Evans, Severna Park — Gettysburg

Ryn Feemster, Severna Park — VCU

Alyssa Gore—Chung, Severna Park — Navy

Sarah Kreis, Severna Park — Charlotte

Olivia Orso, Broadneck — Ohio State

Allison Schiavone, Severna Park — Wilmington

Sarah Stefancik, Severna Park — Mercer

Lily Trout, Broadneck — High Point

Women's Soccer

Kyleigh Bland, Broadneck — St. Mary's (Maryland)

Caitlyn Boucher, Severna Park — Campbell

Kasey Thompson, Severna Park — South Carolina—Beaufort

Brooke Velez, Broadneck — St. Mary's (Maryland)

Gabrielle Wisbeck, Archbishop Spalding — Syracuse

Women's Swimming

Ella Deitch, Broadneck — Sewanee

Chloe Lan, Broadneck — Hamilton

Women's Track and Field

Carson Boteler, Broadneck — Coastal Carolina

Women's Volleyball

Mya Durham, Broadneck — Susquehanna

Perry Stevenson, Severna Park — Canisius

Women's Water Polo

Olivia Mitchell, Broadneck — VMI


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