Six State College Seniors add to historic mark

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Wednesday marked the final signing day for State College Area High School.

It also concluded a historic year where 37 Little Lions signed letters of intent to play somewhere at the collegiate level.

“They’ve been saying it since freshman year that this was going to be one of the best years in State High history, so being 1 of the 37, it’s really something cool,” Luke Knipe said.

Today’s signees featured Tom Leahey (Saint Francis – Volleyball), Knipe (Penn State – Track and Field), Tanner Kuruzovich (Juniata – Volleyball), Emily Kyle (Susquehanna – Volleyball), Sydney Callenberger (Penn State – Cheerleading), and Emma Maras (Roanoke College – Cross Country and Track).

For Kyle, she will mark the sixth senior from the volleyball team to commit to play in college.

“My class for the volleyball team, we are so incredibly close compared to other teams. So to have us all be going to play at that level and be on different teams in the upcoming seasons, it’s so great and I’m so proud of all of them,” Kyle said.

Callenberger, a third generation Penn Stater, says cheering in the fall will be a lot different than in years past.

“Just the ones at State High, which I’m not really sure how many people that is, but 110,000 people is definitley a lot more than that.,” Callenberger said.

Leahey, a star on the boys volleyball team, expressed joy the whole process was over.

“I’m glad this whole college stuff is over. At the beginning of senior year, it was really stressful but now I’m just glad that I know where I’m going for the next four years and I’m happy,” Leahey said.

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