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Milford High School Announces College Plans of Eight Student-Athletes

Posted on: May 13, 2024

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that eight additional members of its Class of 2024 will continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level. The student-athletes that have committed to continuing their academic and athletic futures are: Magnus Boben (Football-College of Wooster), Jay Brossart (Baseball-Roane State Community College), Lindsay Brown (Swimming-Hanover College), Henry Cooper (Baseball-Lincoln Land Community College), Gavin Dalen (Men’s Basketball-West Chester University), Luke Eminger (Diving-George Mason University), Jake McCoy (Baseball-Bluffton University) and Matt O’Donnell (Men’s Basketball-Capital University).

Boben was a valuable member of the defensive line in helping the Eagles to a 10-0 regular season and an ECC Championship. For the year, Boben logged 28 tackles, including three for loss and 1.5 sacks.

At Wooster, an NCAA Division III program in Wooster, OH, Boben will play for head coach Frank Colaprete. Magnus is the son of Julie Pugh.

Brossart has been a two-year letterwinner for the Eagles, serving mainly as a relief pitcher. In 21 career games, Brossart has tossed 30.1 innings, striking out 27. He’s picked up a win in each of the past two seasons and has recorded five saves. As a junior, he collected a pair of hits in seven at-bats, with one double, four runs scored and four RBI.

At Roane State, a junior college in Harriman, TN, Brossart will play for head coach Cam Hamsley. Jay is the son of James and Julia Brossart.

Brown has been an outstanding contributor for the Eagles in both water polo and swimming, but will focus on swimming as a collegiate. This winter she was a two-time district qualifier, advancing as part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. At the ECC meet, Brown helped the relay squads to a pair of top-10 finishes and earned top-15 tallies in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

At Hanover, an NCAA Division III program in Hanover, IN, Brown will compete for head coach Jay Crawford. Lindsay is the daughter of Lisa & John Lindon and Jeremy & Lanita Brown.

Cooper has appeared in nine games over the past two seasons with five starts on the mound for the Milford Baseball Eagles. In 26.2 innings, Cooper has 20 strikeouts and has picked up a pair of victories.

At Lincoln Land, a junior college in Springfield, IL, Cooper will play for head coach Ron Riggle. Henry is the son of Keith and Andrea Cooper.

Dalen completed a stellar career on the hardwood as a two-time All-Ohio and first team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference selection. This winter, he was also voted the ECC Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior, he led the ECC in both rebounds (10.8) and blocks (2.8) per game, was ninth in scoring (14.4 points per game) and fifth in field goal percentage (54.8%). Dalen finished his career with 137 blocked shots, second in school history only to Eagle head coach Brandon Baker.

At West Chester, an NCAA Division II program in West Chester, PA, Dalen will play for head coach Damien Blair. Gavin is the son of Eric and Kelly Dalen.

Eminger was a two-time OHSAA State Qualifier in diving and made history this winter as he, along with brothers Jacob and Patrick, all qualified for State. Luke earned All-ECC honorable mention honors as both a sophomore and a senior and finished fourth at the league meet this winter.

At George Mason, an NCAA Division I program in Fairfax, VA, Eminger will compete for diving coach Douglas Beavers. Luke is the son of Andy and Janet Eminger.

McCoy has been a regular in the Eagles’ batting order for the past two seasons, entering this week’s OHSAA Tournament with a career .264 batting average. He’s connected on nine doubles and one triple, has scored 33 runs and driven in 28. McCoy also has 17 stolen bases.

At Bluffton, an NCAA Division III program in Bluffton, OH, McCoy will play for head coach James Grandey. Jake is the son of Jeff and Andi McCoy.

O’Donnell concludes his career as a two-time All-ECC selection, including a berth on the first team this winter. On his way to honorable mention all-district honors, he ranked fifth in the league with 6.8 rebounds per game, while adding 11.3 points per contest.

At Capital, an NCAA Division III program in Bexley, OH, O’Donnell will play for head coach Damon Goodwin. Matt is the son of Christopher and Laura O'Donnell.

This group joins a staggering 30 other Class of 2024 members who announced college commitments earlier this school year.

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