by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – It’s that time of year again to honor the Loveland High School student-athlete Seniors as we send them on their way to play collegiate sports at the conclusion of this school year!

Although the 2020-2021 season for athletics was a bit more difficult due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, these particular LHS Seniors focused in and made sure to still dedicate all their time and energy into doing what it takes to get the opportunity to play their sport at the collegiate level. Despite all of the 2020 obstacles, the following Tigers are moving forward to play college athletics:

  1. Ogdan is committing to the University of Indianapolis to play Football. He currently is maintaining a 4.28 GPA.
  2. Ogdan has been awarded 1st Team All-ECC, 1st Team All-City, 1st Team Tri-State, and 2nd Team Division 2 Southwest District.
  3. Ogdan is both a captain and a 4-year Varsity starter.
  4. Ogdan is also a part of the Track and Field Team as well as a member of the National Honor Society and The Anthony Munoz Foundation.
  1. Dewitt has committed to playing Football at the University of Findlay. He is currently maintaining a 3.7 GPA.
  2. Dewitt is a 4-year LHS football player and a 2-year Varsity starter.
  3. Dewitt is a member of the Leadership Council.
  4. Dewitt is a part of The Student Athletic Leadership Team and Link Crew.
  5. Dewitt also played LHS Baseball his Freshman year and ran LHS JV Track.
  1. Vallee committed to playing Golf at the University of Findlay and is currently maintaining a 3.6 GPA.
  2. Vallee is a 4-year Varsity athlete. Valee acquired 1st Team All-Conference in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2020, Valee was awarded the ECC Player of the Year.
  3. Vallee enjoys playing Recreational Basketball as well.
  1. Zicka committed to playing Baseball at Xavier University. He is currently maintaining a 3.95 GPA.
  2. Zicka earned Perfect Game Underclass All-American and was selected to be on the All-Tournament Team.
  3. Zicka participates in Golf and is also a member of the National Honor Society, and the Student Athletic Leadership Team.

We would like to take the time to congratulate these OUTSTANDING Tiger student-athletes for getting the opportunity to fine-tune their crafts at the collegiate level! It has been a joy watching each and every one of you thrive as students and excel as athletes. We will be cheering all of you on as you take the next step in your athletic and education journey! LONG LIVE THE LOVELAND TIGERS! GOOD LUCK SENIORS!

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Cassie Mattia is the Associate Editor of Loveland Magazine. She is also our Account Executive and advertising inquires can be sent to cmattia12@gmail.com

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