Five Pioneer Student-Athletes Participate in National Signing Day
On Wednesday morning, five Pioneer student-athletes committed their futures to four different post-secondary institutions. Here’s a short summary of each of them.
Student-athletes are listed in alphabetical order by last name
Molly Bucher, East Stroudsburg University (Soccer)
In 2021, Bucher scored 3 goals as part of a Pioneer team that went 12-8 and reached the District III playoffs. East Stroudsburg competes in the Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, where they have won 7 conference titles and reached the NCAA tournament 8 times. The Warriors had a 10-7-1 record in 2021
Barrett Denlinger, Ursinus College (Lacrosse)
Denlinger will be joining the men’s lacrosse program at Ursinus, who compete in the Division III Centennial Conference. In their last full season, the Bears had a 13-4 record, winning the first conference title in school history and reaching the NCAA tournament for only the 2nd time. The Bears are currently 19th in the NCAA D3 rankings.
Beau Heyser, East Stroudsburg University (Football)
Heyser will join 2021 L-S graduate Sean McTaggart on the Warrior football team. Heyser earned all-state honors in both 2020 and 2021. The Warriors earned a 5-6 record in 2021. They also have 12 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in their trophy case, along with 4 NCAA playoff appearances.
Kiersten Hostetter, Shenandoah University (Basketball)
Hostetter is currently averaging 11 points per game for the Lady Pioneers, who are making a push for the Section 3 title. Shenandoah competes in the Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference, which they won in 2019. The Hornets currently have a 12-4 record in the 2021-22 season.
Stewart McClain, Grove City College (Lacrosse)
McClain will join the men’s lacrosse program at Grove City, who compete in the Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference. The Wolverines had a 11-2 record in 2021, winning the conference title and reaching the NCAA tournament. The Wolverines are currently 6th in the NCAA D3 Region IV rankings.
By Logan Moyer, LS News Editor-in-Chief