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CB East seniors opt to continue in college

DAVID CAMPBELL



CB East seniors Emily Lunny (Misericordia volleyball), left, Myles King (Miami track and field) and Maggie Vetter (West Chester lacrosse) look up for a photo at a signing last Thursday morning.

Myles King had a decision to make.

The Central Bucks East standout played multiple sports in high school. He wasn’t prepared to do the same in college. So ... track and field won out.

“Since like eighth grade, I felt like I could play Division I sports. It was a matter for me of which sport because I play football, as well, but I also have a few concussions under my belt, so I had to play it smart and go [with] track, where, hopefully, I don’t get any concussions,” King said with a smile. “We’ll see.”

King announced at a senior signing ceremony last Thursday morning that he’ll continue his athletic endeavors at Miami University in Ohio. He chose to compete for the RedHawks over interest from Fordham and Lafayette.

King was joined at the signing by Emily Lunny and Maggie Vetter.

“[Miami head coach Tom Chorny’s] a really nice guy,” King said on what sold him on the RedHawks. “He’s really cool, really laid-back, and then also, of course, their campus is incredible; it’s beautiful. As soon as I got on the campus, it was like that, so I knew it was my No. 1 pick.”

King, who plans to go into pre-dentistry, expects to run the 100 and 200 meters and compete in the long jump for Miami.

“I did better in track anyway,” King grinned. “It was my No. 1 sport.”

Lunny’s No. 1 sport is volleyball. She’s headed to Misericordia University, where she intends to major in nursing.

“I’ve dreamt of playing volleyball [in college] since I was 10 years old,” Lunny said. “I went to a Villanova volleyball game and I always knew that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to play volleyball. Also, school’s very important, so I had to get the best of both worlds.

“It’s two hours away; it’s not that far, but not that close, either,” she continued, “and it has a great nursing program. I’ve gotten a chance to meet with all the girls in the volleyball program and it’s exactly what I’m looking for.”

A setter, Lunny also explored Duquesne, Scranton and a couple Penn State and Pittsburgh satellite schools.
Vetter considered Robert Morris, Sacred Heart and Tampa. In the end, she picked West Chester to prolong her lacrosse career.

“It was a really good combination of a fun school with good academics and a really fun, really successful lacrosse program,” Vetter said.

She plans to study physical therapy.

“I had never really thought about [playing] lacrosse in college because basketball was my main sport,” Vetter said, “and then I started to really enjoy the higher level of lacrosse. Both of my brothers play lacrosse in college (both, interestingly, for the Tampa Spartans), so that sort of inspired me, too.”

dcampbell@buckscountyherald.com

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