Five Marian High School seniors signed national letters of intent to play their sports in college. Three will play soccer: Claudia Schilling at Western Michigan University, Julia Surratt at Trine University, and Zoe Hudson at Bowling Green University. In addition, Gabby Granata will swim at Williams College, and Julia Heacock will play field hockey for State University of New York at Oswego.
Claudia, the daughter of Rebecca and Scott Schilling of Bloomfield Hills, will play midfield at Western while planning to study business. A member of Marian’s 2017 State soccer team, Claudia is All-State and All-Catholic in soccer, and she also plays club soccer and field hockey for Marian.
“Marian is a supportive community,” Claudia said, “with teachers who pushed me to achieve my best.” A member of the National Honor Society, she was also a member of the school’s Ambassador Club and a Junior Mentor.
The daughter of Debbie and Glen Surratt of Madison Heights, Julia will play midfield for Trine University in Angola, IN where she plans to study early childhood education. She also was a member of Marian’s State championship team in 2017, and she played hockey and basketball, as well.
Julia belongs to the National Honor Society, SADD, and Ambassador Club in addition to being a Junior Mentor. “Marian challenged me and pushed me to do my best,” Julia said.
Zoe, the daughter of Heidi and Edward Hudson of Rochester Hills, will play defense for the Bowling Green soccer team; she hopes to major in sports management. Zoe has played in the ECNL National Soccer Championship on a U17 team. “Marian has shaped me into a leader,” she said.
Gabby Granata is the daughter of Pam and Robert Granata of Bloomfield Hills. She signed to swim at Williams College in Massachusetts and plans to study psychology there. The captain of Marian’s swim team, Gabby has received All State, All County, All League and he Coach’s awards.
“Marian gave me strong bonds of friendship, community, and faith,” Gabby said. “It build the foundation for my future.” Gabby is also a member of the National Honor Society at Marian.
The daughter of Patricia and Mark Heacock, Julia will play defensive field hockey at SUNY-Oswego where she plans to study accounting. In addition to field hockey, Julia played both basketball and soccer at Marian. A member of the National Honor Society, she also volunteered at Baldwin Soup Kitchen.
“In my freshman year at Marian, I was introduced to field hockey, and I fell in love with the sport.” Julia said. “Marian pushed me to the best of my abilities.”
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Marian High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The mission of Marian High School is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.