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Name: Brayden Mennett

High school: Central Cambria

Hometown: Ebensburg

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

College choice: Saint Vincent

Other colleges considered: Penn State, Slippery Rock, UPJ

Why I picked Saint Vincent: “Small campus that felt like home and had my major. I really liked the baseball program and what it had to offer for me.”

Greatest high school achievement: Helping lead the baseball team to playoffs in the 2021 season.

Coach Joe Klezek quote: “Brayden is just one of those kids that you love to have on your team. At the forefront is his ability to be in the strike zone. He really commands the zone, and he offers more than just one pitch. He’s tall and he’s lanky, and even though there’s room in there to get stronger, I think he’s going to see a nice little uptick in his velocity from him. Saint Vincent is an exceptional choice for him. I really think he’s going to excel there. I think both academically and athletically, it’s the perfect fit for him.”

How I got my start playing baseball: “Working with my dad in the yard when I was 3 on throwing and batting.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Hunting, fishing and working out

What getting to play in college means to me: My baseball career continues and I’m looking forward to helping Saint Vincent’s baseball program excel.

Probable college major: Computer science with minor in cyber security

Parents: Cory and Dee Mennett

Name: Nate Sell

High school: Hollidaysburg

Hometown: Hollidaysburg

Sport: Baseball

Position: Catcher/second base

College choice: Mount Aloysius

Other colleges considered: Waynesburg

Why I picked Mount Aloysius: “I enjoyed the presence of the players and coaches when I was there and it felt like I belonged there..”

Greatest high school achievement: “Winning districts in football my senior year.”

Coach Jon Syznal’s quote: “Nate made really good strides last year as a catcher. We’re looking for a big year (from him) as a senior leader both offensively and defensively.”

How I got my start playing baseball: “My father started me at 5 years old. He has coached a majority of the teams that I have been on. I can always count on him.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Hanging out with friends, weightlifting and watching TV

What getting to play in college means to me: “It gives me more time to play the sport I love.”

Probable college major: Criminology

Parents: April and Tom Sell

Name: Justin Wolfe

High school: Hollidaysburg

Hometown: Hollidaysburg

Sport: Soccer

Position: Wide receiver/returner

College choice: Bloomsburg

Other colleges considered: Kutztown, Lock Haven, Seton Hill

Why I picked Bloomsburg: “The new coaching staff brings a different type of energy in order to take the program to the top of the PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference), and become a top 25 Division II program that has a real chance at making to run at the national playoffs.”

Greatest high school achievement: Having 1,000 all-purpose yards my senior season, winning districts three years in a row, and being named first-team all-area in the Altoona Mirror.

Coach Homer DeLattre’s quote: “Justin exemplified our core values ​​of hard work and dedication in his years as a Golden Tiger. He is very self-motivated and has a strong work ethic, both traits that will lead him to success at the next level. He is a great example for younger players in our program and has left a great legacy.”

How I got my start playing football: “I would always watch the Steelers and would go to Penn State games with my family when I was younger, and I fell in love with football, so I decided to start playing in fifth grade for HAYFA ( Hollidaysburg Area Youth Football Association).

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Basketball, golf, boxing, weightlifting

What getting to play in college means to me: “It gives me a chance to play the sport I love while building great relationships that will last a lifetime. I will also improve myself mentally by pushing myself as hard as I can every day at practice. The coaching staff can also teach me life lessons and build great connections.”

Probable college major: Undecided, possibly business

Parents: Jeff and Stephanie Wolfe

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