The 2019-20 class of seniors for the Chambersburg Trojans will be remembered in at least two ways — it was a class that put together an impressive list of performances in their respective sports, and, of course, it had to suffer through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 30 athletes from this class of seniors have decided to play sports in college. Unfortunately, the pandemic that affected the final year for some of them could also be a major factor for college sports starting in the fall.
Three Trojans will compete at the Division I level — Luke Nichter in wrestling (at Drexel), C.J. Pong in men’s swimming (Drexel) and Ashlyn Bothe in women’s lacrosse (Coastal Carolina).
Nichter captured the 160-pound title at the PIAA Championships the weekend before high school sports were suspended. Pong placed third in the state 100 butterfly final and, on the day the PIAA halted sports, took fifth in the 100 backstroke. Bothe led her team in goals with 44 last spring as a junior.
Tyeshawn Worrell is taking his talents to Kutztown as one of 12 Chambersburg products planning to compete at the Division II level. Worrell plans to play football in the fall and run track in the spring.
Football had a large senior class and seven of those players will continue to play in college. In addition to Worrell, Terell Williams and Tyler Luther will play at IUP, Garner Funk at Fairmont State, Brady Stumbaugh at Washington & Jefferson, Carmen Pompeii at Grove City and Tucker Eiker at Geneva.
Girls lacrosse, the newest Chambersburg sport, is sending four athletes to college teams. Softball and boys lacrosse will each have three players competing in college.
Here is the list of athletes, as supplied by CASHS coaches:
Football — Terell Williams, IUP; Tyeshawn Worrell, Kutztown; Tyler Luther, IUP; Garner Funk, Fairmont State; Brady Stumbaugh, Washington & Jefferson; Carmen Pompeii, Grove City; Tucker Eiker, Geneva
Boys soccer — Aaron Maynard, Millersville; Michael Williams, Elizabethtown
Girls soccer — Layne Kimple, Edinboro
Girls volleyball — Isabella Fidler, Kutztown
Girls tennis — Maddie Faust, McDaniel
Girls basketball — Sydney Schmus, Susquehanna
Wrestling — Luke Nichter, Drexel; Wyatt Hull, Shippensburg
Boys swimming — C.J. Pong, Drexel
Baseball — Elijah Snyder, York College; Mason Yeager, Juniata
Softball — Taylor Myers, Shippensburg; Haiden Brookens, Wilson; Haley Privett, Wilson
Girls track & field — Bre’ya Clopper, Wheeling Jesuit; Alyssa Scalia, Seton Hill
Boys track & field — Tyeshawn Worrell, Kutztown
Boys lacrosse — Angel Santos, Marymount; Austin Brookens, Heidelburg; Klein Burkholder, Trine
Girls lacrosse — Ashlyn Bothe, Coastal Carolina; Amayah Roberts, Edinboro; Taylor Pearce, Theil; Kenna Shearer, Wilson