Athletes make plans to continue careers in college


Tom DiGrispino

Robert Richardson pitches for the Pirates this season.

Two students have committed to colleges to further their athletic careers

Senior Robert Richardson is attending college to continue his baseball career

“I am going to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne,” Richardson said. “I chose this school because they have my major which is sports management. Also, they offered me a baseball scholarship close to home; it allows me to still be able to travel home and see family often.”

Indiana Tech has the right programs perfect for Richardson’s planned major.

“They offer a very interesting sports management program that allows me to look at my future  beyond my baseball playing career,” he said. “They give me a chance to work with professional team organizations.”

Richardson is excited to start his new journey and create his future 

“This college will give me a chance to grow and become a better person and build better habits,”  he said. “It gives me a chance to succeed and build a legacy for myself beyond my baseball career.”

Senior Egypt Brandon plays basketball and plans to continue to pursue it in college.

“I am attending Joliet Junior College to major in health science,” she said. “I chose this college because it provides good classes for my major and will help me understand and succeed.” 

Brandon is unsure of what other activities she will be involved in, but will definitely continue to play basketball. 

“Since Joliet is a two-year college, I plan on going to a university after I finish my education there,” she said