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Evelyn Stroop: Geneva Volleyball

Name: Evelyn Stroop

High School: Altoona Area

Hometown: Altoona

Sports: Volleyball

College Selection: Geneva College

Other colleges under consideration: Lycoming College

Why I chose Geneva College: “Because it felt like a place I could join. I love the atmosphere, the people and the opportunities, and now I’m incredibly grateful to be committed there.

Outstanding High School Achievement: Reached over 1,000 assists in my career

Coach John Sabo quotes: “AV was our setter and as our setter she acts like a quarterback for the football team. She was an important part of what our team puzzle was about. Throughout various points of our season she proved to be the best leader of our team. I think she will do well in college. She has excellent work ethic. She dedicates herself to training and preparing for her games, and is always ready for any obstacles in her path.

How I started playing volleyball: “In fourth grade, my parents signed me up for Baker Elementary CBRC Volleyball without telling me. I remember feeling terribly upset and angry with them until my first training. Looking back on it now, I can not be more grateful.

Growing Favorite College: Penn State

Other Hobbies: Art, Movies, Books, Spend time with family and friends

What playing in college means to me: “Playing in college is not only an opportunity to improve my volleyball skills, but also to meet some amazing new people I hope to call family one day.”

Potential College Major: Biochemistry

Parents: Justin and Courtney Strope

Ethan Stroop: SFU Track and Field

Name: Ethan Stroop

High School: Altoona Area

Hometown: Altoona

Sports: Track and field

Event: Javelin

College Selection: St. Francis

Other colleges under consideration: None

Why I chose St. Francis: “SFU is a great school with a high level of academic expertise and a highly competitive Division I track and field team.”

Biggest High School Achievement: 2021 Javelin District Champion, 2020 District Champion in Football

Coach Mike Adams quotes: “It simply came to our notice then. He devoted his entire life to sports. We are proud of his dedication to the team and we hope he will do well in St. Francis. His work ethic, his dedication, everything about him is first class.

How I got my start in javelin throwing: “I was recruited by a junior high coach who was also the head track and field coach to try out for the team in the eighth grade.”

Growing Favorite College: Penn State

Other Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing

What it means to me to play in college: “Playing sports in college has been my dream since childhood. I always wanted to compete at the Division I level, and St. Francis gave me that opportunity. I am extremely happy to continue my education while doing a sport that I love.

Potential College Major: Biology / Pre-Med

Parents: Jeremy and Lisa Stroop

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