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Seven Royals feted for college athletic plans

Ramstein seniors, from left, Garrett Erickson, Masaya Archbold, Isaiah Allen, Shemilia Johnson and Andres Hart attend a signing ceremony for college-bound Royal athletes Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Fellow signees Tieran Shoffner and Gabe Fraley were unable to attend the event.

COURTESY OF STEPHANIE LECLAIR

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 10, 2019

Ramstein High School recognized its college-bound athletes at a ceremony last week at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center. Seven Royal seniors across six different sports are bound for collegiate competition.

Royal runner Isaiah Allen will take to the track at Westcliff University, an NAIA program in Irvine, Calif. Allen was a member of gold-medal teams in the 4x100 relay and 1,600-meter sprint medley at the recent European championship meet.

All-Europe volleyball star Masaya Archbold will continue her career at Dakota College at Bottineau in North Dakota. The Jacks compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Garrett Erickson has signed to play soccer for Washington & Lee University, an NCAA Division III outfit in Lexington, Va. The goalkeeper had long been the anchor of Ramstein’s renowned defense.

Hoops star Gabe Fraley will lace up for NJCAA program Central Maine Community College. The All-Europe wing was a key member of three straight Division I European championship squads.

Wrestler Andres Hart will compete for Central Christian College, an NAIA program in McPherson, Kan. Hart completed his DODEA-Europe career with a second straight 106-pound European championship in February.

Girls basketball standout Shemilia Johnson will join Fraley at CMCC in the fall. The talented forward was a first-team All-Europe selection as a senior.

The hits keep coming for Royal baseball star Tieran Shoffner, who will sign on with New York NJCAA program Onondaga College. The All-Europe third baseman helped restore Ramstein’s baseball dynasty with a Division I championship in the spring.

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