Peddie trio make college commitments official

Three Falcon student-athletes took the next step in their careers this week. In a signing ceremony, seniors Sydney Hixenbaugh, Emily Hattman and Deja Cunningham celebrated their commitments to continue their academic and athletic pursuits next year.

At the DI level, Sydney Hixenbaugh signed her letter of intent to play softball and continue her education at Drexel University, while Emily Hattman formalized her commitment to attend Virginia Military Institute and run cross country and track. Deja Cunningham celebrated her matriculation to DIII Williams College starting in the fall of 2018. She will run both indoor and outdoor track for the Ephs of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

Hixenbaugh is the Peddie all-time leader in RBIs and home runs and collected the 100th hit of her career on a two-run home run against The Hill School last night. A four-year stalwart on the cross county team, Hattman helped the Falcons win back-to-back MAPL and Prep A titles in 2014 and 2015. Cunningham is the Peddie record-holder in the dashes through the 200 meters.