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Albion, Roy-Hart seniors earn Division 1 soccer scholarships

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Elsenheimer, Lindke to continue rivalry at MAAC colleges

Photos by Mike Wertman – Albion High senior Mariah Elsenheimer signed a national letter of intent this afternoon to accept a Division 1 soccer scholarship to Iona College. She is shown seated here with her parents Jeff and Vickie Elsenheimer. In back are Albion girls varsity soccer Coach Bruce Blanchard, Athletic Director Randy Knaak and High School Principal Matt Peterson.

Two local high school seniors, Albion’s Mariah Elsenheimer and Roy-Hart’s Emma Lindke, who have been soccer rivals in Niagara-Orleans League competition for the last four years, will be able to continue their rivalry on the collegiate level this coming fall as both signed national letters of intent today to play for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) colleges.

Elsenheimer signed with Iona College and plans to major in Psychology.

Lindke signed with Niagara University and will major in Marketing and Finance.

Both student/athletes are multi-year first team Niagara-Orleans All-League honorees.

Elsenheimer had 70 goals and 30 assists over the past four years of varsity competition.

Lindke finished her four year varsity career as Roy-Hart’s all-time leader in goals (86), assists (37) and total points (209).

Roy-Hart High senior Emma Lindke accepted a Division 1 soccer scholarship from Niagara University this afternoon. She is shown seated with her parents Troy and Krisitia Lindke and brother Ethan. In back are former Roy-Hart Athletic Director John Jablonski, girls varsity soccer coaches Rich and Michelle Jennings and Athletic Director John Grzymala.