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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Indian Hill student-athletes celebrated during College Signing Ceremony

Three student-athletes make commitments official November 29

Indian Hill High School (IHHS) congratulates seniors and student-athletes Anna Podojil, Patrick Farist, and Wyatt Fruland who committed to continue both their academic and athletic careers during a College Signing Ceremony Thursday, November 29.

“These commitments are the result of years of focused training and deep dedication to pursue a passion to compete,” said IHHS Athletic Director Matt Haskamp. “This is a moment for our entire Brave Family to celebrate; we are incredibly proud of Anna, Patrick, and Wyatt for all they have accomplished as Braves, and we look forward to watching each of them write the next chapters in their amazing stories.”

Indian Hill High School student-athletes Patrick Farist, Wyatt Fruland, and Anna Podojil, committed to advance both their academic and athletic careers during a College Signing Ceremony Thursday, November 29.

Anna Podojil – Soccer, University of Arkansas
Anna Podojil is the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year and two-time Miss Soccer Ohio Player of the Year; she was a member of the back-to-back Ohio Division II Lady Braves Soccer State Championship Team. Podojil holds the school record for goals in a career (117), and she is second in school history with assists (51). She also holds the school record for goals in a season (38) set in 2017. In addition to her record-setting soccer career at Indian Hill High School, Podojil is also a State Champion in track.

“I would like to thank everyone in the Indian Hill Community for the endless support over the last four years,” said Podojil. “Without this amazing school and all of the opportunities it offers, I would not be here. Most importantly I would like to thank my parents, siblings, teammates, coaches, friends, and teachers for pushing me to be my best each and every day. I would not be the person I am today without their constant support and encouragement. I am very excited to go back to my childhood home to continue my soccer career at the University of Arkansas – go Razorbacks!”

Patrick Farist – Lacrosse, Barton College
Patrick Farist is a 4-year varsity Indian Hill Lacrosse player who has earned All-State two times (2017, 2018). He is a three-time All-Region player (2016, 2017, 2018), and a 2-year varsity letterman in wrestling.

“Thank you Indian Hill for giving me lessons on being a better individual and giving me lessons for life; for that I am grateful,” said Farist. “Here’s to another great four years.”

Wyatt Fruland – Lacrosse, University of Tampa
Wyatt Fruland has earned a number of accolades during 2018, including: First Team All-State and Region; Regional Attackman of the Year; First Team Greater Cincinnati All-Star; Team MVP; and he tied the state record for points in a season (127). Additionally, Fruland was First Team All-State in 2017; he is a 4-year varsity lacrosse player.

“I am beyond grateful to have been part of such an amazing school and community in Indian Hill,” said Fruland. “I have been so fortunate to have supportive and strong people in my life who have gotten me here today. Thank you to my parents, family, friends, coaches, teachers, and teammates. I could not be more excited or proud to end my high school career with this school and team. I am looking forward to taking all the things I have experienced and learned with me to Tampa.”

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