FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Northrop High School hosted a signing day ceremony Monday for 6 Bruin seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college.
Seth Pearson signed his national letter of intent to play football at Defiance College, an NCAA Division III program in Defiance, Ohio. Pearson, a quarterback, passed for 351 yards and 5 touchdowns this past season. He is undecided on a major.
Darius Maxwell will join the football team at Trine University, which also plays in NCAA Division III. The cornerback had 22 tackles as a senior. He plans to study sports management.
Amarion Green will play football at NAIA school Concordia University Ann Arbor. Green was a two-way player for 3 years at South Side before transferring to Northrop this year. He recorded 28 tackles and a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown as a cornerback, caught 18 passes for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns as a receiver, and rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown as a running back. His efforts earned him honorable mention All-Summit Athletic Conference honors. Green plans to study finance.
Cheerleader Cori Dove is headed to Loyola University Chicago. She will cheer for the Ramblers’ NCAA Division I basketball and volleyball teams. A four-year flyer and base at Northrop, she earned All-America honors from the Universal Cheerleaders Association the last two years. Dove also pole vaults for the Lady Bruins track team. She plans to study nursing.
Husam Saleh signed to join the cross country and track & field teams at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Saleh earned team MVP honors during cross country season after finishing 9th (All-Conference) at the SAC meet and qualifying for regionals. In track, he was a member of the All-State indoor 3200-meter relay team. His personal bests include 16:46 in cross country 5K race and 4:28 in the 1600-meter run. Saleh plans to study computer science.
Treva Datcher will play both women’s basketball and women’s golf at Holy Cross College, an NAIA school in South Bend, Indiana. In basketball, Datcher was a 2nd team All-SAC pick, averaging 13.5 points on 46 percent shooting and 7.5 rebounds per game. She was also named to the All-State Honorable Mention and Nancy Rehm/Border Wars teams. In golf, Datcher was a 2-time team MVP and 1st team All-SAC selection. She had a 9-hole average of 47 as a senior. She plans to major in business and minor in psychology.
Northrop is one of 26 high schools that partners with Parkview Sports Medicine for athletic training, nutrition, athletic rehabilitation and orthopedic services for Bruin athletes.