Holy Innocents’ athletes sign on to continue athletic careers
Eight Holy Innocents’ student/athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday in the main gym. A special ceremony took place honoring the future college athletes, which include Jackie Addy, Branan Cobb, Guillermo Granier, Garrett Johns, Owen Malcolm Bailey Means, Ryan Blasberg, and Emily Grasing. Here is a brief look at each one:
Addy has inked with Florida to run both cross country and track. The senior has all but rewritten the record books in HIES middle distance and distance events. This past fall she won the individual cross country state title, and is expected to contend for more championships this spring in the 800 and 1,600-meter runs, where she took second in both last year.
Branan Cobb will move on to Centre College where she plans on pitching for Centre College of Danville, KY. Cobb owns the career and season record for most strikeouts and was a major reason for the squad’s great season this past fall. She was a four-year starter.
Guillermo Granier will continue his pitching days at the College of Charleston, after helping his Bears to Final Four finishes in each of his first three seasons. Granier is expected to be the ace on the mound for this spring’s Bears that are ranked #3 in the state preseason.
Garrett Johns – nationally-ranked tennis star – inked with Duke, where he could make an immediate impact. Johns has only one high school loss and has led the Bears to playoff seasons his first three years. He already has experience at the professional and international levels and will leave as one the best HIES tennis players of all time.
Owen Malcolm signed with Washington & Lee, where he will continue his golfing career after helping HI to its first golf state championship this past spring. Malcolm is a four-year veteran who continues to be a major reason for his team’s success.
Bailey Means will continue his golf career at Wofford. Means has been the team’s top man for much of his high school career and was a more than contributing member of last spring’s golf state title. He is expected to once again be around the top of the HIES lineup this time around.
Ryan Blasberg inked with Oberlin College of Ohio, where he will continue on in lacrosse. A three-year veteran at HI, Blasberg remains one of the leaders in scoring and in assists and looks to be a key link in the 2019 squad where he will serve as one of the captains.
Emily Grasing signed with the University of the South to continue her soccer career. She has helped lead the Lady Bears to two straight playoff appearances and is among the top of the stat sheet in both scoring and assists.
Congrats to all eight and, of course, Go Bears!