7 Moeller Athletes to Sign on Wednesday
January 31, 2012Cincinnati Moeller High School
RAYMOND ROBERTS has committed to the Northern Kentucky University where he will play soccer for coach John Basalyga. Roberts is a four-year varsity forward and right wing for the Crusaders. He received the 2011 Crusader Award and earned First Team All-GCL honors. Roberts has participated in Relay for Life and March for Life in Washington, D.C. Ray is the son of Kenneth and Elitia Roberts of Hamilton Township.
NICK EDWARDS has committed to Ashland University where he will play baseball for coach John Schaly. Edwards is a two-year pitcher and outfielder for the Crusaders and has been a member of the baseball program for four years. Nick has carried academic honors all four years with a 3.88 GPA. Edwards was named Buckeye Scout Top 100 and Perfect Game Top Prospect. Edwards also participated in football for three years and Christmas on Campus at Moeller. Nick is the son of Bill and Kathleen Edwards of Mason.
JEFF LUDWIG will continue his baseball career for coach Jeff Jenkins at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Ludwig is a four-year catcher for the Crusaders. At Moeller, Ludwig served as Mentor Captain, school tour guide, and in Christmas on Campus. Jeff participated in high school fall ball as an All-Star. Academically, Ludwig carries a 4.0 and has maintained first honors all four years. Jeff is the son of Jeff and Susan Ludwig of West Chester.
MICHAEL MEANS will continue his football career at Iowa Western under the direction of coach Scott Strohmeier. Means was a wide receiver for the Crusaders and will continue that position at Iowa Western. Means was a member of the GCL Championship team and received 2nd Team GCL. Michael is the son of Michael and Nicole Means of West Chester.
CODY ELIAS will play football for coach Jim Margraff at John Hopkins University. Elias, a co-captain for the Crusaders, played free safety and will continue at that position for John Hopkins University. Cody carries academic first honors and a 3.9 GPA. Other activities include Big Brothers, Vocal Ensemble, Track and Field, Christmas on Campus, Canned Food Drive, House Captain, and tutoring. Cody is the son of Tom and Lindy Elias of Mason.
ERIC LALLEY has committed to play defensive line for coach Trent Miles at Indiana State University. Lalley, a co-captain, has played defensive line for the Crusaders and received several honors: Second Team GCL as a junior, and First Team GCL and Honorable Mention All-Southwest as a senior. Lalley is a four- year member of the 2010 Ohio State champion rugby team and is currently the heavyweight wrestler for the Moeller Crusaders. Lalley maintains a 3.0 GPA. Eric is the son of Jeff and Theresa Lalley of Bridgetown.
JOHN TANNER will continue his football career as a Bobcat at Ohio University under coach Frank Solich. Tanner is both a four-year football and baseball player for the Crusaders. John will play tight end for the Bobcats. Tanner, a co-captain, celebrates his football career with First Team GCL, Honorable Mention Southwest Ohio, and first Team All City honors. He serves as a Mentor Captain and participated in the Christmas on Campus and Recycling programs at Moeller. Tanner maintains a 3.7 GPA. John is the son of Jeff and Karen Tanner of Madeira.
MONTANEZ MADARIS has committed to play football at Michigan State University for coach Mark Dantonio. Madaris played wide receiver for the Crusaders and will continue in that career path for Michigan State. Monty celebrates several awards, including The Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year, Associated Press Southwest District Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year, and First Team All State. Madaris had 56 receptions for 1,137 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had 280 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the 2011 season. Madaris had 17 scholarship offers throughout the recruiting process. Jim and Sheila Stofko of Montgomery are the guardians for Monty.