Keystone Student Athletes Sign Letters of Commitment

At a recent ceremony, Keystone seniors and student-athletes Ashley Buttolph, Valeri Broschk, Summer Metcalf, Madi Nunez, and Brooke Piazza signed letters of commitment to attend and participate in college athletics.

Softball has been Ashley Buttolph’s favorite sport since she began playing it 12 years ago.  Ashley will attend Ursuline College and major in Education. Ashley states she chose Ursuline because, “the school has a great education program, and I loved the campus and coaches. My sister played softball in college, so I’m also really excited to get to have a similar experience.” Ashley plays the position of outfielder and second baseman.  She maintains a 4.0 GPA and also plays basketball, sings in the choir, and is on the Diamond Chix Premier Softball team. Ashley would like to thank her parents, brother, sister, and her travel softball coaches Rich Buttolph and Mike Rost for contributing to her success. 

Valeri Broschk’s career as a softball player began 13 years ago.  She will play the position of outfielder and second baseman at Cleveland State University. Valeri chose Cleveland State because, “My sister went and played softball there, so I’ve always wanted to follow in her footsteps.” At CSU, Valeri will major in Operations and Supply Chain Management. At Keystone, she maintained a 4.1 GPA and participated in basketball, National Honor Society, and Spanish Club, in addition to the softball team. Valeri states, “I would like to thank my parents for always pushing me along with Coach Piazza and my sister for giving me a great person to look up to. They all helped me attain the goal I have accomplished today.”

Madi Nunez will continue her academic studies and athletic career at Wright State University.  She has been playing softball for the past 9 years and at college, she will play the positions of outfielder and catcher.  Madi chose Wright State due to its proximity to her hometown and knowledge of fellow students. In addition to being an integral part of the softball team, Madi participated in Spanish Club, National Honors Society, karate, and volunteered at the Animal Protective League. She credits her parents, coaches, and loving community as contributors to her success.
Since she was 3-years-old, Brooke Piazza has been playing softball. She will continue playing throughout the next four years as part of Muskingum University’s team. At Muskingum, Brooke will major in molecular biology and will play first base. Brooke stated she chose Muskingum because she loved the campus, the coach, and the size of the school. She would like to thank her parents, family members, Mr. Metcalf, coaches, teammates, and Lauren Shaw for helping her achieve her goals.

Catcher and second baseman Summer Metcalf will join Brooke at Muskingum University, where she will major in Forensic Accounting. Summer states, “I chose Muskingum because it is a small school, it has my major (it’s rare), the campus is beautiful, and the coaches are awesome!” In addition to playing softball for the past 13 years, Summer has participated in National Honor Society, maintaining a 4.2 GPA, and played softball for the SunDogs Fastpitch Organization. Summer credits her parents, coaches, teammates, and boyfriend for helping her succeed both athletically and academically.