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Seven Milford HS Student-Athletes Announce College Plans; Virtual Signing Event Available On-Demand

Posted on: May 15, 2020

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that seven more members of its Class of 2020 will continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level. The student-athletes that have committed to continuing their academic and athletic futures include: Kyle Boehm (Soccer-John Carroll University), Lucas Bowling (Football-Mount St. Joseph’s University), John Hackler (Football-Kentucky Christian University), Catrionna Manning (Soccer-Coker University), Alexis Montalvo (Lacrosse-Ashland University), Emma Otten (Swimming-Grove City College) and Olivia Worthington (Cheerleading-University of Cincinnati).

Director of Athletics Aaron Zupka hosted a virtual Signing Day event for the seven on Thursday (May 14) with production handled by local cable access station ICRC-TV. The ceremony can be viewed on-demand on MHS’ Youtube channel and can be seen on Spectrum Cable channel 18 or Cincy Bell Fioptics channel 848 in the city of Milford on Friday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 11:30am.

Boehm was a three-time All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference selection during his career, including a second team honor as a senior. He was a key piece of the 2019 Eagles team that captured an OHSAA District Championship and advanced to the regional finals. As a senior, Boehm scored five goals, while tacking on eight assists, to finish with 18 points.

At John Carroll, an NCAA Division III program in University Heights, OH, Boehm will play for head coach Hector Marinaro. Kyle is the son of Randall and Angela Boehm.

Bowling was a starter at linebacker for the 2019 Eagles, where he earned honorable mention All-ECC accolades. As a senior, Bowling led Milford with 92 total tackles, including six for loss. He also registered one-half of a sack. Bowling made his biggest play of the year in the Eagles Week 2 win over Dunbar as his 18-yard interception return for a touchdown put his squad ahead to stay with just over two minutes remaining in the game.

At Mount St. Joseph, an NCAA Division III program located on Cincinnati’s west side, Bowling will play for head coach Tyler Hopperton and will join former teammates Jake Ayler and Dustin Laudermilk on the Lions’ roster. Lucas is the son of Michael and Alison Bowling.

Hackler was a contributor along the Eagles’ offensive line. He helped the Eagles average nearly 260 yards of total offense and almost 20 points per game.

At Kentucky Christian, an NAIA program in Grayson, KY, Hackler will play for head coach Corey Fipps. John is the son of Bryan and Rose Hackler.

Manning concluded her prep career as a two-time All-ECC selection, including a first team choice in her senior season. Manning was a big-time scoring threat for the Eagles as evidenced by her three goal performance in the season’s second match against Little Miami. By year’s end, Manning had scored six goals and tacked on five assists to finish with 17 points.

At Coker, an NCAA Division II program in Hartsville, SC, Manning will play for head coach Garrett Linquist. Catrionna is the daughter of Ray and Jerri Manning.

Montalvo grabbed All-ECC honorable mention accolades during her junior campaign for the Eagles. Her play focused on defense as she gathered 19 groundballs and caused eight turnovers, while controlling 29 draws. She scored one goal and added a pair of assists.

At Ashland, an NCAA Division II program in Ashland, OH, Montalvo will play for head coach Shaun Williamson. Alexis is the daughter of Alfredo and April Montalvo.

Otten wrapped up her senior year by earning honorable mention All-ECC honors for her performance in the 100 butterfly, an event she finished third in at the conference championship event. She also earned fifth place in the 100 backstroke and was part of the school record setting and OHSAA District qualifying 200 medley relay squad.

At Grove City, an NCAA Division III program in Grove City, PA, Otten will compete for head coach Dave Fritz. Emma is the daughter of Benjamin and Sara Otten.

Worthington was part of four ECC and two UCA National Championship squads, along with one Americheer National Championship during her time at Milford. She also volunteered with the MHS Unified Cheer Team.

At Cincinnati, an NCAA Division I program, Worthington will compete for head coach Tabby Fagan. Olivia is the daughter of Joe and Susan Worthington.

These commitments bring the total number of members of the Milford Class of 2020 to announce college commitments for next year to 19.