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Menlo School student-athletes who signed early


Menlo School announced the first 12 student-athletes who have made early official decisions to study and compete in their respective sports in college.

Joe Foley (Lehigh basketball) and JH Tevis (Cal football) have signed national letters of intent.

Several more student-athletes also plan to play their chosen sport at the collegiate level, and Menlo School will announce their decisions once admissions are complete.

The list:

Niko Bhatia (Brown water polo)

Siddharth Chari (Dartmouth tennis)

Ashley Dreyer (Yale volleyball)

Joe Foley (Lehigh basketball)

Miller Geschke (MIT water polo)

Jayden Kunwar (Johns Hopkins water polo)

Robert Miranda (Yale cross country and track)

Kristin Sellers (Brown volleyball)

Sophie Siminoff (Princeton golf)

JH Tevis (Cal football)

Max Ting (Princeton golf)

Abby Wolfenden (Haverford lacrosse)


Tevis was officially announced as a California football commit just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, the start of a three-day national early signing period.

Lehigh did not make a formal announcement though Foley made his intentions known a couple of months ago.

Siminoff announced her commitment to the application process at Princeton during a video interview.

Sellers will join Menlo School grad Elisa Merten and Menlo-Atherton grad Eliza Grover on the Brown women's volleyball team in the fall.

Bhatia will be reunited with former Knights teammate James Thygesen. Geschke joins Palo Alto grad Lucas Novak at MIT and Kunwar joins Menlo grads Spencer Witte and Andreas Katsis and Sacred Heart Prep grad Finn Banks at Johns Hopkins.

Chari follows Menlo School grad Justin Chan, who played for the Big Green for two years between 2012-14.

Menlo grad Alyssa Sherman is currently playing for Haverford.

Ivy League schools do not award athletic scholarships but do offer scholarships based on academic considerations. The student-athletes are also admitted to school based on the same criteria of any potential student.

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Posted by mom
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Ivy league schools do not "offer scholarships based on academic considerations". Scholarships are strictly need based for the most part.

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Posted by merit
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm

And so-called "merit" scholarships supposedly based on academic merit are a gimmick. They are small grants (typically ~$5K) offered by second- or third- tier private colleges to attract students whose families can pay a large portion of the tuition.

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