Menlo News January 21, 2022

Seventeen Knights students set to play sports in college

Knights representing 10 sports at 15 schools
Bottom row, from left: Alina Hernandez (Scripps water polo), Zoe Gregory (Tufts volleyball), Alli McKenney (Colby volleyball), Sharon Nej...

Cutline: Bottom row, from left: Alina Hernandez (Scripps water polo), Zoe Gregory (Tufts volleyba...

Seventeen Menlo School student-athletes have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. They will represent 10 sports at 15 schools across the nation from California to Maine.

All 17 of these Menlo athletes not only showed exceptional skill and hard work on the playing field, but also demonstrated excellence in the classroom. With the 2020 spring and fall seasons canceled, many of the students played three seasons for Menlo.

“We are so pleased for these students who are continuing their athletic careers at the intercollegiate level,” Director of Athletics Earl Koberlein said. “These student-athletes demonstrated commitment and resolve during a time when they could not play or train for the sports they love in the traditional way.“

In the fall, Hanna Hoffman and Jack Murad signed NCAA national letters of intent, and 15 others made their college commitment official after early-decision admissions.Several more student-athletes also plan to play their chosen sport at the collegiate level, and Menlo School will announce their decisions once admissions are complete.

  • Simone Adam (Johns Hopkins volleyball)
  • Carolina Espinosa (Middlebury soccer)
  • Jhila Ferdows (Claremont-McKenna volleyball)
  • Zoe Gregory (Tufts volleyball)
  • Alina Hernandez (Scripps water polo)
  • Greg Hilderbrand (UC Santa Barbara water polo)
  • Hanna Hoffman (Boston College volleyball)
  • Aidan Housenbold (Williams lacrosse)
  • Kami Israelski (Williams volleyball)
  • Carter Jung (Amherst football)
  • Alli McKenney (Colby volleyball)
  • Jack Murad (Bucknell water polo)
  • Sharon Nejad (Pomona basketball)
  • Mick Tamas (Bowdoin tennis)
  • Tessa Tomkinson (Brown rowing)
  • Emory Tudor (Amherst swimming)
  • Marcus Ying (Denison golf)