Revere athletes have signed letters of intent to continue careers in college

Colton Carmichael, Sports Editor

The following graduating Revere seniors have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level.

(Please note: names of the graduates featured in this article were provided to Lantern by the athletic office, as reported to them by the students themselves.  Thank you to Mr. McKinnon and Mrs. Greulich for their help with this article.)

Tommy Buser–Baldwin Wallace (soccer)

Tommy Buser will play soccer at Baldwin Wallace. He was an All-American this past season. Buser talked about his reaction to the news.

“I was ecstatic. I won it, and I had no words. I truly did not know what to say,” Buser said.

Buser will play for the Yellow Jackets next season. He enjoyed the relationships he had with his team and is looking forward to creating more. Buser talked about what he is most excited about entering college.

“Definitely taking the sport I love playing to the next level [is my favorite part of going to college]. Also finding a new group of people that share the love of the game will be amazing too,” Buser said.

 

Ben Christman–The Ohio State University (football)

Ben Christman graduated early to attend Ohio State to pursue his football career and major. He was three time All-Ohio, Suburban League Offensive Player of the Year and a captain for the Minutemen. Christman was also named as an All-American. “Being an All-American was a goal of mine heading into my junior and senior year. It was a dream come true when I got the call after practice that I was named a part of the Under Armor All-American Team,” Christman said.

With COVID-19 taking away numerous aspects of everyday life, Christman was most excited when the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the football season will happen.

“My favorite part of my senior year was actually having a season. I was pretty worried [that we would not have a season]. I stayed positive and only controlled what I could control.”

 

Eric Colaco–Denison University (baseball)

Eric Colaco will play baseball for Denison University. He was the center fielder for the Minutemen this past season. Colaco talked about what the team meant to him.

“I will miss the bonds I had with the team the most. I will be going to college and making new friends, but this group was so special to me,” Colaco said.

Colaco received first team Suburban league this past season for his efforts in the outfield. He also holds the all-time triples record in school history. Colaco talked about why baseball means so much to him.

“My grandpa introduced me to the game at a very young age. My mom then signed me up for the team, and I really enjoyed it. Baseball turned from a liking into a lifestyle,” Colaco said.

 

Sam Fisher–Ohio Northern (football and track)

Sam Fisher will continue his football and track careers at Ohio Northern University. He was a key part of Revere Football’s secondary last season, as well as a fast part of Revere’s track team. Fisher talked about his favorite memories.

“For football it was winning our first playoff game. Having fun with [my teammates] and the success we had is something I will always hold dear. We made history together,” Fisher said.

Fisher was named all district honorable mention, second team all league and a scholar athlete. He states he is looking forward to the challenges ahead of him.

“[I am looking forward to] proving myself all over again to a new set of coaches and showing them what I can do,” Fisher said.

 

Teagan Johnston–Mount Union (soccer)

Teagan Johnston will continue to play soccer at Mount Union. She was an important part of Revere’s soccer team. Johnston talked about her favorite moment of the season.

“My favorite part of the season was winning districts against Buckeye with seconds left,” Johnston said.

Johnston will join the Purple Raiders next season. She stated that she enjoyed the memories with the team and looks forward to her future. She had this message for those coming after her.

“My message to the Revere community is to cherish and enjoy every moment because it goes by so fast,” Johnston said.

 

Taylor Kenna–Bowling Green State University (soccer)

Taylor Kenna will continue her soccer career at Bowling Green State University. She has played soccer since elementary school. The team won a district championship in the fall of 2020. Kenna stated that she is grateful for the season the team had.

“[The team was] grateful to play a full season of games and grateful to win a district championship. I am so proud of all the hard work we all put in,” Kenna said.

Kenna has been a part of Revere’s program for over ten years. She also plays for the ECNL team in the International Soccer Club. Kenna described herself as a very competitive athlete.

“I love playing sports because they are fun to me and I enjoy competing. I still want to play that game at the next level because of all those reasons,” Kenna said.

 

Zayne Lehman–Ohio University (wrestling)

State champion Zayne Lehman will continue his wrestling career at Ohio University. Zayne is a two time captain for Revere’s wrestling team. He qualified for the state tournament last season, however the tournament was canceled. This year Zayne wanted to prove to everyone that he could achieve the title of champion.

“[Winning the state tournament] was one of the best feelings I have ever experienced in my life. Accomplishing a dream like that with the people I had coaching me and supporting me made it so much more special too,” Lehman said.

Lehman wrestled at 182 pounds his senior season. He finished the season with a record of 47-2 Lehman talked about what wrestling means to him.

“I love the sport of wrestling so much because it teaches you a lot as a young child and it shapes you into a man. I have learned so much from this sport and would do it all again in a heartbeat,” Lehman said.

 

Rico Levak–Walsh University (baseball)

Rico Levak will compete for Walsh University’s baseball team. He was the third baseman for Revere’s historic team. The team had a record of 22-8 and won the Suburban League title for the first time since 1987. The team also broke the single season win record in their last game of the regular season, which was Levak’s favorite memory from the season.

“I have to say the game where we broke the single season win record. We were playing against Field High School. It was a back and forth game. We were down, but we came back to tie. We won in extra innings. It was a very eventful game,” Levak said.

Levak was a crucial piece for the team. He was named first team all league. Levak is excited for his future at Walsh University.

“I am most excited about playing. I love the coaches. I will miss my teammates, but I am going to come into a brand new team. I am excited to keep playing the way I know how to play,” Levak said.

 

Jennica Levermann–Bethany College (softball) 

Jennica Leverman will continue her softball career at Bethany College. She was first team all-conference, first team all-district and holds the school record for most hits in a season with 57, doubles in a season with 14, and a batting average of .557. Levermann talked about how she feels joining a new team.

“I am excited to meet new people and be able to be on my own,” Levermann said. 

Levermann is prepared to go to college, but she enjoyed her memories with the team. The team would get together often outside of practice. Levermann shared her favorite moment with the group.

“[My favorite memory was] when we had a sleepover. [The team] had a moo-off. It was quite interesting,” Levermann said.

 

Adison Novosel–Saint Francis University (basketball)

Adison Novosel will play basketball for the St. Francis Red Flashes. She is one of the few players to score above 1000 points in her career. Novosel stated she enjoyed her time with the team and will cherish the memories.

“My favorite part of basketball season was reaching a 1000 points, getting to play for Revere one last time and jamming with my teammates in the locker room.”

Novosel committed to St. Francis in May of 2020. She has played basketball since her youth. Novosel had this to say about what basketball taught her as a person:

“I can’t say enough about what basketball has taught. The amount of life lessons about people, competing, working hard and working together is unmeasurable. It has truly shaped me into the person I am today,” Novosel said.

 

Andrew Rinn–Lawrence Technological University (basketball)

Andrew Rinn committed to Lawrence Technological University to continue his basketball career. He scored over 1000 points, while being a four time scholar athlete. Rinn spoke on what interested him in the game of basketball.

“I started playing basketball in preschool. I went home and told my dad ‘I like this game called basketball.’ He got me into the game,” Rinn said.

While scoring over 1000 points, Rinn was named first team Suburban League two times and is a three year letterman. He is excited to play at the next level. Rinn shared his message to the Revere community.

“Thank you for all of the support for all these years. Thank you for showing up at our games, and I hope the community keeps showing out for our team,” Rinn said.

 

Jimmy Salamone–Ohio Christian University (basketball)

Jimmy Salamone will continue his basketball career at Ohio Christian University. He is one of Revere’s top scorers, receiving all-state honorable mention. Salamone had this to say about his love for basketball.

“Basketball means so much because the relationships and all the hard work paying off is awesome. I’ve played since I was extremely young and there’s nothing I’d rather do,” Salamone said.

Salamone was a big contributor to Revere’s successful season. He averaged approximately 25 points per game. Salamone spoke about his favorite game of the season.

“A basketball moment I’ll remember forever is scoring 39 [points] against Highland High School and winning that game,” Salamone said.

 

Shane Slattery–Kent State University (football)

Shane Slattery will continue his football career at Kent State University. He was Suburban League Defensive Player of the Year, First Team Suburban League, First Team District and Second Team State. He also participated in basketball.

“Revere sports taught me that you have to be able to adjust to every outcome. One constantly has to be ready for anything to happen,” Slattery said.

Slattery committed to Kent State in the summer of 2020. He will play as a linebacker. Slattery talked about why he is excited to continue his career.

“[I am most excited about] continuing to play the game I love. I have four to five more years of it, which I am very lucky to have. That is the best thing [about playing football at Kent State University].