Kithcart signs with

Youngstown State

Hudson resident Alex Kithcart, a senior at Walsh Jesuit, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue her academic and soccer careers at Youngstown State University.

Kithcart, a captain last year, helped lead the Warriors to three state championships.

Kithcart was named second-team all-conference as a senior in 2013 and scored three goals and added seven assists. During her career, she scored seven goals and dished out 15 assists.

"Alex is a very smart and flexible player who can play many different positions in the midfield and defensive lines," Youngstown State head women's soccer coach Will Lemke said. "I think that her intensity and intelligence will help her find a role quickly in our system."

McCarty joins Cornell

Hudson resident Kit McCarty, a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School, recently made a verbal commitment to continue her academic and volleyball careers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

Cornell is a Division I program that competes in the Ivy League. The 6-foot-2 right-side hitter also plays USA Juniors with Maverick 18 Elite in Parma.

Duo plays softball

Aislinn Sharkey and Alex Bingham, who are both 2013 Hudson graduates, are members of women's club softball at Ashland University.

Sharkey is majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Joseph and Rosanna Sharkey.

Bingham is majoring in social work. She is the daughter of Charles and Sally Bingham.

Players needed

The Hudson Rugby Club is preparing for its 13th year and welcomes new participants and volunteers for the spring season.

The Hudson Rugby Club is open to all middle and high school students in Hudson and surrounding communities.

Registration is available at HCER in person, or online at /hcer/classes/ hudson-rugby-club.

Contact Mike Johanson at, Dan Perella at or Scott Koebley at

Train for baseball

Suburban developmental travel baseball league registrations are now being accepted with offseason training to begin immediately.

This travel league was formed specifically to address the problems that occur when a player wants to transition from recreational or Little League baseball to competitive travel baseball but isn't ready for the level of competition.

The instruction will come from experienced high school level coaches or college level players from Play Ball Sports Academy.

For details, call 330-928-1551 or visit