Recent Former Tiger Sightings
With the overwhelming amount of Tiger Sports taking place in the past couple of weeks, many former St. X grads have been seen in attendance at various Tiger Sporting events. With the Lacrosse, Rugby, Tennis, and Track State Championships all going down in a matter of days, there has been no shortage of Former Tigers on hand to watch St. X do what it does best–win. We’ve managed to gather a few to try and keep Tiger Nation as up-to-date as possible!
We begin with one of our very own! WSTX Sports Founder Clay Bollinger was spotted at one of Tiger Football’s spring practices. Clay is finishing up a sterling freshman year at the University of Kentucky, where he has become a staple on the football field as a quarterbacks manager. After all, he was a quarterback under the tutelage of the great Mike Glaser during his time at Tiger Tech recently, Clay has also become a recruiting assistant for the Wildcats as well. Drew Barker and Co. are very lucky to have him at the helm! Congratulations on your recent success and good luck going forward Mr. Bollinger!
Another current Kentucky Wildcat was seen at the Rugby State Championship. Former Tiger Football safety Hunter Senn was seen catching the Tigers win their third straight State Title. Hunter is also coming to the end of his freshman year at UK. We wish you the best Hunter!
Coach J was also at the Rugby State Championship. It’s always great to see Coach J, but it’s even better when he brings Former Tigers with him! Former Tiger Baseball pitcher and third baseman Sam Melchior was in attendance as well! Sam is putting the finishing touches on a promising freshman campaign at Western Kentucky University. Although he has received little playing time, he has shown the potential to be a great arm in the Hilltoppers’ rotation for years to come. In his final year at St. X, Sam went 7-1 with a 1.58 ERA and 37 strikeouts while being an anchor on the St. X teams that won three consecutive seventh region titles. We here at WSTX Sports know you have an outstanding future ahead of you at WKU. Good luck Sam!
We still aren’t ready to leave the Rugby State Championship yet! With his brother Joey playing a key role in St. X’s bid for a third straight title, former Tiger Soccer standout Alex McSweeney was in attendance to witness the Tigers take home the hardware once again. Alex is almost finished with his freshman year at Hanover College, and he figures to be a big piece in the equation for Panther Soccer pretty soon. Keep doing your thing Alex!
The Lacrosse State Championship was filled with more than a fair share of former Tigers, but none stood out more than former St. X wide receiver Lincoln Bisig! Few people ever get more rowdy than Lincoln in the rage cage, and Tiger Lacrosse was glad to have another driving force to help them on their Road to Redemption! Lincoln will take his talents to Kentucky in the fall, and will no doubt have major success in his time as a Wildcat. The only thing we can hope is that Lincoln makes an impact at UK comparable to his illustrious time at Tiger Tech!
Two recent graduates fresh out of Tiger Tech were having fun at the Tiger Football Spring Game! Former St. X tight end Sam Gray and wide receiver Trey Dornfeld enjoyed the scene inside Brother Thomas More Stadium as Tiger Football went through its first tune-up for the regular season. Sam will play tight end in Danville this coming fall as a Centre College Colonel, while Trey will join Bollinger and Senn at the University of Kentucky in the fall. Best wishes to both of them as they begin life after St. X!
The three-sport star was also present at the Tiger Football Spring Game! Although he is still enjoying his last few weeks as a Tiger on the baseball team, former St. X linebacker and recent graduate Andrew McCormick was there to give some advice to the guys that will be replacing him in the middle of the defense this coming fall. When his time at Tiger Tech expires, Andrew will head to the University of Dayton to play linebacker. He can still bring back one more state championship trophy to St. X before it’s all over, but regardless, Andrew will without doubt go down as a legend in Tiger Sports lore. Good luck Andrew!
Joining Sam and Trey were a host of other just-turned recent Tigers. Among them, former St. X offensive lineman John Kurtz, Austin Askin, and Ryan Karrer, who will all go on to play in college for the University of Cincinnati, Eastern Illinois University, and Lindsey Wilson College, respectively. Also pictured are former safety Blake Isaacs, who recently finished his career at Tiger Tech by finishing fourth in the state in the Long Jump at the Track State Championship in Lexington, former wide receiver Ryan Gahafer, and former lineman Will Leffert and Colin Whelan. The Saint Xavier Class of 2013 has some special athletes, and here’s hoping for the best when they go their seperate ways in the fall!
The old and new faces seen at all the St. X sporting events simply shows that “Tradition Unequaled” doesn’t stop after four years. As is common around here, Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!
We Are! St. X!
Posted on May 27, 2014, in Former Tigers and tagged Alex McSweeney, Austin Askin, Blake Isaacs, Clay Bollinger, Colin Whelan, Former Tigers, Hunter Senn, John Kurtz, Lincoln Bisig, Ryan Gahafer, Ryan Karrer, Sam Gray, Trey Dornfeld, Will Leffert. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.