Prep Sports: Seven Chi-Hi athletes finalize college commitments

Seven Chi-Hi senior athletes finalized agreements to continue with sports in college during a ceremony on Wednesday morning.

Sidney Polzin, Ella Ausman, Abigail Martin, Cooper Porzondek, Emma Schneider, Jacob Walczak and Jack Meyer will continue with sports beyond the end of their Cardinal careers this spring and were honored for that achievement.

Polzin and Ausman will play women’s hockey at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn. while Ausman will play hockey at Trine University in Angola, Ind. Porzondek will continue in the pool as he joins the UW-Eau Claire men’s swimming team and Schneider will also join a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference swim squad as she competes for the UW-La Crosse women’s team. Walczak heads for Menomonie to play on the UW-Stout men’s basketball team and Meyer is joining the UW-Stout football program.

Polzin, Ausman and Martin were key pieces of the Chippewa Falls/Menomonie girls hockey team that won a state championship earlier this year and for Polzin and Ausman, the chance to remain teammates as they take their game to the next level is one they both treasure.