Lehman Catholic trio make college choices

SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic seniors Lindsey Magoteaux, Reese Geise and Pyper Sharkins recently signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level.

Lindsey Magoteaux

The daughter of Ken and Amy Magoteaux, Magoteaux broke onto the scene right away as a freshman and was one of the most prolific scorers in Lehman girls soccer history and will take her talents to Wittenberg University, where she will compete in both soccer and track and field.

She set a school record of 32 goals as a junior and finished her career with 93 goals and 38 assists.

As a freshman she scored 17 goals and added five assists and followed it with 21 goals and added seven assists.

Her junior year, she added 13 assists to her goal total and had a single-game record with five goals in one game. She also set the single game assist record with four.

Her senior season, she had 23 goals and 13 assists.

“It is always great (to see someone continue and play at the next level,” Lehman girls soccer coach Josh Duncan said. “I think as a freshman, the speed was what set her apart, but during her career she has developed into a complete soccer player and that is what is going to make the difference at the college level.”

Magoteaux helped the team to two D-III district titles and the Lady Cavaliers advanced to the district finals all four years.

Magoteaux, whose father was a dual sport star at Wittenberg, is a two-time state qualifier and two-time state placer in sprints and relays. Her brother Jared Magoteaux is also at Wittenberg.

“I think with her brother there, Lindsey will feel very comfortable at Wittenberg,” Duncan said. “I think it will be a really good fit for her.”

Magoteaux agrees.

“I really liked the coaches there and everyone at the school,” Magoteaux said. “My families history with Wittenberg was just the icing on the cake.”

Reese Geise

Geise, the daughter of Kevin and Sara Geise, was a dominating middle at Lehman Catholic.

“Reese (Geise) was a great player for us and is a really great kid,” Lehman volleyball coach Carolyn Dammeyer said. “She is a four-year lettermen and a key member of our program. We have had a great program here for a long time and we always will.”

Geise emerged during her sophomore season, with 163 kills, 42 blocks and 21 digs.

As a junior, she had 224 kills, 21 blocks and 124 digs.

She saved her best for last.

This past season, she had 469 kills, 85 blocks, 25 aces and 307 digs.

She said the decision to go to D-II Findlay was an easy one.

“That is the hope (to play right away),” she said. “It is going to take a lot of hard work. I just loved everything about the place and the team when I visited there.”

Pyper Sharkins

Sharkins, the daughter of Tony Sharkins and Shari Williams, is another four-year lettermen for the Lady Cavaliers.

“”Pyper (Sharkins) was a great player for us and is a really great kid,” Lehman volleyball coach Carolyn Dammeyer said. “She is a four-year lettermen and a key member of our program. We have had a great program here for a long time and we always will.”

Sharkins, a defensive specialist/libero got on the floor as a freshman with 102 digs and 24 aces.

As a sophomore, she had 106 digs and 42 aces and added 128 digs as a junior.

She took it to another level this season with 437 digs and 35 aces.

Sharkins will be playing for D-III Chatham University in Pennsylvania.

“I really liked it there and there physical therapy program was important to me,” she said. “It is going to take a lot of hard work (to play right away). We will have to see how it goes.”