Seven Carroll Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – Seven Carroll High School athletes signed national letters of intent to continue their careers at the next level on Thursday afternoon.

Coral Whaley – XC/Track-Tiffin Univ.

Carroll Senior Coral Whaley plans to continue her cross country and track career at Tiffin University.  Coral is a four year varsity athlete in cross country and track.  During her career as a Charger, Coral was a part of 4 conference, sectional, regional, and semi-state championship teams and 4 teams that finished in the top 10 at the state meet.  Individually, she was a three time All-Conference performer in cross country.  Coral has a knack for running well when it counts and will work hard to improve herself.

Marshall Gilbert – Soccer – St. Francis

  • 3 yr Letter winner
  • played in 45 varsity games
  • 1st Team All-NHC Jr & Sr
  • Team Co-MVP Jr & Sr
  • ISCA 2nd Team All-State Sr
  • ISCA HM All-State Jr
  • Son of Ralph & Melissa Gilbert

Troy Wickliffe – Soccer-St. Francis

  • 3 yr Letter winner
  • played in 44 varsity games
  • 1st Team All-NHC Jr
  • Team Co-MVP Jr
  • NSCAA Senior Excellence award Sr
  • Sr season shortened by injury
  • Son of Dean & Maribeth Wickliffe

Bayden Lee – Soccer – Adrian College

  • 4 yr Letter winner
  • played in 64 varsity games
  • 1st Team All-NHC Jr & Sr
  • 2nd Team All-NHC Soph
  • 43 career goals (2nd in CHS History!)
  • 23 career assists (5th in CHS history)
  • 109 career points (5th in CHS history)
  • ISCA ‘Top Team’ Award Sr
  • Son of Dan & Tana Lee

Josh Holmes – Track – Saint Francis (Ill.)

  • 2013 all-conference NHC team & individual
  • 2013 State Qualifier 4 x 400 relay
  • 2013 Team Sectional Champions
  • 2014 team captain
  • 2014 Hoosier State Relays: 2nd place Distance Medley Relay


Sarah Pushis – Swimming –Purdue

[parents: Kathy & Glenn Pushis, sister Ashley]

Sarah Pushis is committing to continue her academic and swimming career at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN in the Fall 2014.

Carroll High School Swimming Career Accomplishments

  • Two (2) year letter winner (transferred in Junior year)
  • Leaves holding (1) Individual and (2) Relay School Records
  • 2014 Team Captain
  • 2013 & 2014 Team Mental Attitude Award Winner
  • 2013 & 2014  NHC All-Conference 1st Team selection
  • 2013 & 2014 All-Area Team Selection
  • 2014 NHC Conference Champion in 100 Backstroke
  • 2013 & 2014 Indiana High School State Meet Qualifier
  • 2013 & 2014 Indiana High School State Meet Scorer
  • 2014 NISCA All-American selection

(National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association)

Erica Hoot – Soccer – Trine

Carroll Senior Erica Hoot plans to continue her soccer career at Trine University.  Erica is a four year soccer player and two year varsity starter.  This past year Erica was team captain and first team all-conference.  Erica is highly competitive and works as hard in practice as she does in games.  Trine will be getting an outstanding, physical soccer player with a great attitude and a joy to coach per her high school coach.

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