7 seniors from Saint Ursula Academy participated in a signing ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2021 to announce their intent to play college sports.
Caroline Caudill, daughter of Mark and Trina Caudill, will row at The Ohio State University.
Caroline Endres, daughter of Brandon and Eleanor, will play volleyball at The University of Cincinnati
Sophia Hudepohl, daughter of Jim and Michele Hudepohl, will play volleyball at Lipscomb University.
Mia Meinhardt, daughter of Mark and Missy Meinhardt, will dive at Miami University.
Gracie Reisman, daughter of Eric and Tricia Reisman, will play volleyball at the College of the Holy Cross.
Emma Voelkerding, daughter of Tim and Connie Voelkerding, will row at the University of Alabama.
Claire Wiseman, daughter of Kevin and Traci Wiseman, will play soccer at Ohio Northern University
Caroline Caudill will row next year at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State is a Division 1 school that plays in the Big 10. Caroline will call Griggs Reservoir Park home while she rows for the Buckeyes. Caroline is the proud daughter of Mark and Trina Caudill and resides in Colerain Township.
Caroline has rowed for the past four years where she broke a course record at the Blake Haxton Fall Regatta. She was 12th in the nation at the US rowing youth nationals in 2021, and has won lots of medals over the past four years.
Caroline has received first and second honors all four years and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is involved in Ambassadors, Students for Advancement, Paws for a Cause, and Food and Nutrition clubs.
This is what her rowing Coach Andy Piepmeier has to say about Caroline: “Caroline has been a big part of our success over the past four years. She has been a part of more winning and medaling boats than can be listed, including three consecutive team championships at our regional championship. Over the past year, Caroline has made her biggest strides. She has really focused her efforts to make herself the best athlete and teammate she can be. Her work ethic and intensity have elevated her into our Varsity Eight. She has been selfless in doing everything her coaches have asked of her to help the team. Ohio State is getting a strong leader and selfless teammate.”
Caroline Endres will play volleyball next year at the University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati is a Division 1 school that plays in the American League and soon to be Big 12. Caroline will call the Fifth Third Arena home while she plays for the Bearcats. Caroline is the proud daughter of Brandon and Eleanor Endres and resides in Montgomery.
Caroline played Volleyball for SUA for all four years. She helped three SUA teams win a district title and a first GGCL title since 2016.
Caroline has received first honors (all semesters), honorable mention in Scholastic Art and Writing two times as a sophomore.
Saint Ursula volleyball coach Kevin Lucas has this to say about Caroline: “During her two varsity seasons at SUA, we have witnessed a lot of growth out of Caroline. She has consistently shown a desire to improve both her skills and leadership ability. A truly cerebral player, Caroline always seems to know what play to run and how to put her teammates in a position to succeed. Cincinnati is lucky to be getting such a talented player.”
Club Coach Kelly Crowley as to say about Caroline: “I send my congratulations and am confident that Caroline will be very successful in the classroom and on the court. I’m excited that she’s staying close to home and that family and friends will be able to cheer her on.”
Sophia Hudepohl will play volleyball next year at the Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Lipscomb University is a Division 1 school that plays in the A Sun Conference. Sophia will call the Allen Arena her home while she plays for the Bisons. Sophia is the proud daughter of Jim and Michelle Hudepol and resides in Mason.
Sophia played varsity volleyball all three years at SUA. She received the coaches award her sophomore year and was a team captain.
Sophia earned the following GGCL Awards and accomplishments:
2020 second team, 2021 first team.
Sophia was All-City in 2020 and 2021, and was All-District in 2021.
Sophia is in the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Bulldog Buddies, Magnified Giving, as well as Food and Nutrition Club.
Saint Ursula volleyball coach Kevin Lucas has this to say about Sophia: “A three-year varsity player, Sophia has been vital to the success of the SUA program. She showed a lot of toughness during the state tournament run this season, battling through injuries to stay on the court. Sophia had an incredible senior season, her 857 assists are the second most in a single season at SUA and she tied the SUA single season record for service aces with 57. She was named 1st Team All State, 1st Team All District and 1st Team GGCL. Sophia will make an immediate impact at Lipscomb.
Mia Meinhardt will dive next year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Miami is a Division 1 school that plays in the MAC. Mia will call the Nixon Aquatic Center her home while she dives for the RedHawks. Mia is the proud daughter of Mark and Missy Meinhardt and resides in Bridgetown.
Mia ran two seasons of cross country and dove for all four years.
Mia’s accomplishments include winning the coaches awards Freshman, Sophomore and Junior year.
Mia’s GGCL Accomplishments include 2021 GGCL honorable mention and placed third in the GGCL meet in 2021 and fourth in 2022.
Mia is an SUA Ambassador, member of the Students for Advancement, member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society, and Campus Ministry team.
SUA Diving Coach, Brandon Unthank, says about Mia: “Mia’s persistence and growth as a diver and person has been tremendous. I have coached Mia since she was about 10 years old and she has overcome a lot. She has set major goals for herself in the diving world and has achieved them; A two-time state qualifier and placing 6th place in last year's tournament! Despite all of the hurdles that COVID-19 presented, she kept her sights on her goals and focused on what was in her control. She doesn't get discouraged or allow circumstances to keep her down, but she grows from her experiences. Her character has become extremely strong, specifically over the last couple of years. There has been a change in her confidence and attitude as it has led her to this opportunity in her next step in life. She will go on to become very successful in life.”
Her club coach Patty Hicki says about Mia: “Mia has come so far in the past four years and not just in diving. Four years ago she was a gymnast converting to diving. She didn’t have a divers’ rhythm and she would doubt herself often. But Mia is one of the most determined and hardest workers I know. She decided she wanted to excel in diving and went outside her comfort zone to make it happen. Every practice she would work so hard to fine-tune those positions that were still not natural to her gymnast body. Along the way, she showed what a leader she is. She is encouraging to all her teammates and extremely coachable. She is always one to want to do challenges outside of the pool to help her even more. In just a little over two years of club diving, she transformed into one of the top high school divers in the country; an Ohio state finalist, an AAU diving national finalist, a USA diving national qualifier, and a college diving scholarship recipient. I know there are only more amazing things to come from Mia.”
Gracie Reisman will play volleyball next year at the College of Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts. Holy Cross is a Division 1 school that plays in the Patriot League. Gracie will call the Hardt Center home while she plays for the Crusaders. Gracie is the proud daughter of Eric and Tricia Reisman and resides in Delhi.
Gracie played JV volleyball and varsity basketball freshman year and has been a three-year varsity volleyball player.
Gracie’s accomplishments on the court have contributed to 4 straight district championship wins and a tie in the GGCL her senior year.
Gracie has received first honors every single quarter while attending SUA. She has been a member of the National Honor Society since junior year. Also creatively talented, Gracie’s design project was displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum over the past month.
Saint Ursula volleyball coach Kevin Lucas has this to say about Gracie: “A three-year varsity member, Gracie helped the Bulldogs win three district championships. She has developed into a tremendous all-around player over the past few seasons, having played middle blocker, outside hitter, and defensive specialist. Gracie is a terrific athlete and competitor. She has elite-level speed and strength and will be a great asset to Holy Cross.”
Club Coach Matt Long has this to say about Gracie: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Gracie for over 6 years at this point. Every year seeing this kid grow not only from the volleyball standpoint, but socially, academically, and mentally has been nothing but spectacular. Ups, downs, highs, lows… Gracie never wavers! She has grown to become an outstanding teammate and one of the most fierce competitors on the court.
I am so glad to have been able to start her career at TSE as her coach as a little kid and to now end it as her coach at 18’s as an amazing young lady. Her future is so freakin’ bright!!!!”
Emma Voelkerding will row next year at the University of Alabama located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama is Division 1 school that plays in the SEC. Emma will call the Black Warrior River home while she competes for the Crimson Tide. Emma is the proud daughter of Tim and Connie and resides in Cleves.
Emma played SUA basketball freshman year, sophomore year, and junior year until starting rowing in February of 2021.
Emma’s SUA Awards and Accomplishments include The Bulldog Award for basketball her junior year and first honors two semesters.
Emma is a member of the National Honor Society, SOS Rookie Club as a freshman, SOS as a sophomore and junior, Self Defense Club, Food Ambassadors, SUA Ambassadors, CAP Mission Trip, and a PAL peer leader.
Andy Piepmeier has this to say about Emma: “Emma has been an amazing addition to our team. She was late to start rowing, but has shown her athletic ability and stepped up to be one of the fastest girls on the team. In her first season on varsity, she has wins in the Varsity Eight and Varsity Four at the Hoover Invitational and Blake Haxton Regatta, as well as a gold medal in the Varsity Four at the Head of the Hooch this past weekend where Emma's boat finished first out of 51 crews. Beyond her contributions on the water, Emma has been just as valuable off the water in exhibiting maturity and leadership to her teammates. She is a great teammate, and Alabama is lucky to get such a tremendous person.”
Claire Wiseman will play soccer next year at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Ohio Northern is a Division 3 school in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Claire will call the Kerscher Stadium home while she plays for the Polar Bears. Claire is the proud daughter of Kevin and Traci Wiseman.
Claire played soccer at SUA all four years. Claire’s club team was the Kentucky State Cup Champions in the spring of 2021.
Claire’s SUA Awards and Accomplishments include: First and Second Honors all four years!
Claire is a member of the SUA Baking Club, Ski Club, Yearbook staff, and Ambassador program.
Here is what Saint Ursula Academy Head Coach Dan Barazza has to say about Claire:
“It was a pleasure getting to work with Clare over her years. She mainly played as an outside back and her ability to read the game while utilizing her technical skills allowed her to have a lot of success. She is such an amazing teammate and always brings such a positive energy to the team! I cannot wait to see her successes in the future!
Claire’s club coach Taron Jordon ha to say about Claire: “Claire has been a joy to coach, because she is so hard-working, coachable and just an overall great person. She is always smiling, laughing, and cracking jokes with the team. Her teammates really love her. I could challenge her, critique her, change her position or her playing time and she always accepted it and gave it her best effort. I believe this is why she is such a great addition to any team and the reason why she could pick from any of the options of her choice to extend her playing career as a student-athlete. I am very proud of her.”
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