It’s a dream come true for Cardinal High School Senior Logan Shultz! Shultz has officially signed his Letter of Intent to play football for Division II, Lake Erie College next season. Shultz, an offensive and defensive tackle, served as Captain for the CHS Varsity football team this past season and was named to the 2nd Team All-Ohio Team for Division V.
“This has been my dream since I was a little kid,” Shultz said before signing his name to the intent. “I like the atmosphere of the school, the facilities and coaching staff, and how close it is – it just really felt like home to me and I’m excited to get there and get on the field with the team; I’ve been working hard for this opportunity.”
Shultz’s signing ceremony took place at Cardinal High School on Wednesday, February 25, making it the second letter signing ceremony for the school this year. So far, Shultz is the fourth athlete from the school to commit to play a sport at the college level, and the third to commit to a Division II school.
“It’s exciting to see so many of our talented students be able to continue their athletic careers at the next level,” says Cardinal Athletic Director, Andy Cardinal. “To have this many student athletes commit in one year is pretty special. It’s a real testament to the work our student athletes, coaches and parents are doing.”
Shultz’s parents and sister also attended Wednesday’s signing ceremony. Shultz’s mom, Dawn, says that the process has been long, but the family is excited for Logan’s future with the Lake Erie Storm. “We’re so excited he gets this opportunity to follow his dreams and study Criminal Justice at Lake Erie – they’re both life-long dreams that are coming true for him. We’re so proud and can’t wait to cheer for him on Saturdays,” Dawn says.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts institution. Located in Painesville, Ohio, the college enrolls just over 1,100 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Lake Erie College is an NCAA Division II school, offers 21 varsity sports and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), the East Coast Conference (ECC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
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