Nov 10, 2017
Seven Brownsburg High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and their athletic careers at the collegiate level. These student-athletes gathered with family, friends and coaches at Brownsburg High School's Fall Signing Day, November 8th. View photos of the day HERE.
After her senior season, Brownsburg softball standout Elisabeth Brown will head south to play for the Screaming Eagles of the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Brown earned All-HCC Conference in 2016 and All-County in 2017. She was the 2017 BHS Most Valuable Pitcher and Team Captain and served as a BHS Athletic Ambassador from 2016 through 2018. While looking forward to having Elisabeth back for her 4th year on the Varsity roster, Head Coach Keith Brown says, "Elissa is a vocal leader who has been a solid contributor for the Brownsburg Softball program as a pitcher, hitter and leader for the past 3 years. She will be bringing a career .370 batting average along with 18 wins in the circle for her final campaign as a Bulldog."
Abby Cody will continue her golf career and education with the Torchies of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In her four years as a Varsity golfer for BHS, the team advanced to the Regional all four years. Cody advanced to State in 2016 and was low medalist for the team her junior year. She earned All-County 2015, 2016, & 2017 and received an Academic All-State Honorable Mention in 2017. BHS Varsity Golf Head Coach Phyllis Miller says, "Abby's determination to overcome any obstacle put in front of her will be a skill that will find her incredible success and happiness in all of her future endeavors."
Marian University welcomes Brownsburg senior Greg Fulling to play tennis for the Knights. Fulling was a four-year Varsity player for BHS and was MVP all four years with a 60-26 record as a Bulldog. In his senior season, he was All-HCC Conference and HCC Conference Champion at #2 Singles, All-District, All-State 2ndteam, Academic All-State Honorable Mention and selected to the All-Star Team. Brownsburg Varsity Tennis Head Coach Karen Starkey says, "Greg is a talented student and unusually gifted athlete who loves sharing his gifts as a committed servant both at BHS and in the community. He will have an immediate impact at Marian University both on the courts and throughout the campus. Thank you, Greg, for a phenomenal four years."
Brownsburg girls tennis player Payton Haygood heads into her senior season and signs with Marian University. In her first three seasons at Brownsburg, Haygood was named All-HCC Conference. She was also All-District in 2016 & 2017, All-State 2nd Team in 2016, All-State 1st Team in 2017, and Academic All-State in her junior season. She was HCC Conference Champion in 2015 and 2017 and IHSAA Sectional Champion in her sophomore and junior seasons. BHS Varsity Tennis Head Coach Karen Starkey looks forward to Haygood's senior season. "Payton brings a high level of integrity, an immeasurable competitive drive, and a team-first mentality. While Payton is not overly vocal, her example speaks volumes at school, in the community at large, and in the tennis arena. She will volunteer in any setting to serve the needs of others and her endearing personality leaves a lasting impression. Marian University has chosen a rising star. It is going to be exciting to watch Payton excel at the next level, both academically and athletically."
Golfer Morgan Kier will study and continue her golf career at Valparaiso University. A four-year Varsity golfer for Brownsburg, Kier was All-HCC Conference her freshman year, All-County in 2015 and 2016, and in her senior season, she was an IHSAA State qualifier and Academic All-State. She was low medalist for the Bulldogs in 2017 taking her average from 48.6 as a freshman to 39.4 as a senior. Kier also had a hole-in-one in the 2016 IHSAA Sectional at West Chase Golf Course. Varsity Head Golf Coach Phyllis Miller says, "One of my favorite things about Morgan is that she leads by example-always. On the golf course, she can be counted upon to play her best, but whether she is excelling at or struggling with her game, she is the steady force upon which her teammates can count to encourage them to keep working hard, staying positive, and pushing through until they find success, just as she does. She is a joy to work with because her personality and her character are admirable and a refreshing quality in a high school student."
After qualifying for the IHSAA State wrestling tournament for three consecutive years, Brownsburg's Ty Mills has signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle and continue his education at Duke University. Mills was State runner-up in 2017 and helped to lead the Bulldogs to a Team State Championship as a Team Captain. He was 3rd at State as a junior and runner up his sophomore year. A three-time Regional Champion, two-time HCC-Conference Champion and 2016 Semi-State Champion, Mills also succeeds in the classroom. He was named to the 2017 IHSWCA Academic All-State Team. BHS Varsity Head Wrestling Coach Darrick Snyder is confident in his wrestler as he joins the Blue Devils. "Duke is getting the complete package in Ty Mills. He is the very definition of an outstanding student-athlete. Ty demands nothing but excellence in everything he does. He is one of the most focused and committed student-athletes I have ever known."
Brownsburg's Macy Stapp will continue her education and her golf career as she signs to join the Marian University Knights. Stapp is a four year Varsity player and was named to the All-County team all four years. The Bulldogs advanced to the Regional in all four years as well. BHS Varsity Golf Head Coach Phyllis Miller expects great things at Marian, "Macy showed a great deal of dedication to the sport and focus which led to her success She has had a successful golf career at BHS and I look forward to seeing her excel at the collegiate level."