Three Mishawaka Cavemen commit to university athletics programs

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Mishawaka High School hosted signing day, Tuesday, December 5, to honor three Cavemen and their transition to collegiate athletics. 

The school gym filled with over 30 people buzzing with excitement to honor Brady Gallo, Patricia Kirk and Eleazar Walker. 

Mishawaka Athletic Director Mark Polsgrove talked about journey each student took to get to this day. 

"We talked a lot about getting better every day [...] and that translates to the college level," said Polsgrove. "You have to get better every day, no matter how much you play as a freshman or sophomore, just get better every day and you'll see the results by your senior year."

For Gallo, who committed to Huntington University to play baseball and study film and broadcast, it's been a long time coming, but he's pumped about the next step. 

"Honestly, I'm excited to start my major, TV sports broadcasting, something I'm passionate about. Playing baseball is something I'm also very passionate about."

Patricia Kirk is staying local. 

She'll be playing golf at Bethel University and plans to study Elementary Education. 

"Golf was the third sport I ever played in my life," she said. "It's one that helped me realize how to get through things, even though things are tough. I get upset. I struggle. If I push hard enough, I'll get through it."

Eleazar Walker is excited to finally make his decision official. 

Walker confirmed his decision to join the University of Michigan's wrestling team, but he says signing today makes him feel even more committed. 

Walker will pursue film studies at U of M and aims to continue to be himself on the mat. 

"It's an art and I can just, you know, make my own style and do the things that I like to do. I can go out there and be myself and be who I am on the mat," said Walker. 

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