Two Mariemont High School seniors recently signed letters of intent to participate in athletics at the collegiate level. Julia Long signed with Hanover College for lacrosse and Rebecca Curran signed with Wilmington College for swimming.
Both student athletes said they loved the closeness of their teams and will miss that the most. "I'm going to miss my teammates and our time on and off the field together," said Julia.
Julia was named first team all-state pick last season, and she was also the varsity soccer team’s goalie. She decided to apply to Hanover because she said when she visited the campus "it just felt right. I felt like I should be there on that super gorgeous campus."
Rebecca, who participates in the high school's partnership with Great Oaks, chose to attend Wilmington to study athletic training. She has been swimming competitively for six years and has wanted to compete at the collegiate level ever since.
"I'm so proud of Rebecca and am happy for her to have this opportunity," said Julie Curran, Rebecca's mom. "She's worked very hard to be here and I know she'll be great at Wilmington."
Rebecca's siblings - Robbie, Michael and Elizabeth - also attended the signing. All of them attend school in the district. Julia's younger brother, JD, attends school at Mariemont Elementary and her older brothers, Max and Sam, graduated from Mariemont High School.
"I'm very proud of my girl," said Greg, Julia's dad, who attended the signing. "I am excited for the next adventure and am happy she'll be close so we'll have the chance to watch her play sometimes."
Congratulations to these incredible student athletes and best of luck!