Nine Braves commit to continuing both academic and athletic careers in college

NEWS RELEASE: Heather Higdon, Director of Communcations

INDIAN HILL, OH  (March 5, 2021) – Student-athletes took center stage at Indian Hill High School (IHHS) Auditorium for a celebration Wednesday, March 3 as nine IHHS seniors each committed to continue both their academic and athletic careers during a signing ceremony.

Indian Hill High School seniors (L to R) Piper Cowman, Charlie DiGennaro, Harris Foad, Luke Hammond, Zoe Hindman, were among 9 Braves who participated in athletic signing ceremony March 3. (Provided)

The ceremony included IHHS students Piper Cowman, Charlie DiGennaro, Harris Foad, Luke Hammond, Zoe Hindman, Will Klekamp, Grant Lanham, Cameron Rabenold, and Charlie Sumerel.

“What an incredible day to be a Brave and celebrate the accomplishments of these outstanding student-athletes who have overcome extreme circumstances due to COVID-19 this school year to rise to this level in athletics,” said IHHS Athletic Director Brian Phelps.

Piper Cowman – Beach Volleyball, Florida Southern College


  • Varsity Team Captain
  • Finished first for digging, passing, and aces
  • First Team All-CHL Honors
  • Second Team All-Southwest District
  • Plays for Ohio Valley Beach/Next Level
  • Placed third in the AVPAmerica 2019 tournament in Nashville
  • Placed third in the AVPAmerica 2020 Tournament in Alabama
  • Multiple top five finishes in Women’s Open 

From Piper Cowan:

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Florida Southern College beach volleyball team. I couldn’t have done any of this without Coach Hughes, my sand volleyball coaches, my teammates, and especially my family. I’m excited to see the person I will become. Go Braves and Go Sandy Mocs!”

Charlie DiGennaro – Lacrosse, Jacksonville State University



  • Two-time Boys Lacrosse Team Captain
  • Leading sophomore scorer in the CHL 


  • Football Team Captain
  • Three-time First Team All-CHL
  • Three-time First Team All-Southwest Ohio
  • Honorable Mention All-State
  • Second Team All-State

From Charlie DiGennaro:

“I’m extremely grateful and excited to continue my career at Jacksonville University. Thank you to all my family, friends, coaches, and educators who have helped me achieve my dream of playing Division 1 Lacrosse.” 

Harris Foad – Wrestling, Washington & Lee


  • 4-Year Varsity letter winner
  • Three-time District Qualifier
  • Earned All-Southwest Ohio Wrestling honors for two seasons
  • Individual CHL Champion last season
  • CHL Team Champions for three consecutive seasons

From Harris Foad:

“I want to thank my parents and coaches for putting me in this position to have the opportunity to continue wrestling at the next level. Without the never-ending support from them I would not be the same person today. I’m looking forward to working towards winning a national title at Washington and Lee University, Roll Gennies!” 

Luke Hammond – Baseball, Arizona State University


  • 3-year Varsity letter winner
  • First Team All-CHL honors
  • First Team All-Southwest District honors
  • Scholar Athlete

From Luke Hammond:

“I’m extremely grateful to have this opportunity to keep doing what I love for the next four years and am excited to get to work. Thank you to everyone in the Indian Hill community – my friends, coaches, and family – who pushed me every day to guide me to where I am today.”

Zoe Hindman – Soccer, Stevens Institute of Technology


  • 4-Year Varsity Letter winner as goalie
  • 2020 Team Captain
  • Two-time State Champion
  • Second Team All-CHL for two seasons
  • 2020 All-City Honorable Mention
  • 4-Year All League/All Southwest District Scholar Athlete

From Zoe Hindman:

“I would like to thank my parents, coaches, teammates, and friends for all of the support and commitment in helping me reach my goal of playing soccer at the next level. I am so grateful for the Indian Hill Women’s Soccer program and all they have done for me these past four years. It will be the hardest goodbye next year, but I am very excited to continue playing at Stevens Institute of Technology.”

Indian Hill High School seniors (L to R) Will Klekamp, Grant Lanham, Cameron Rabenold, and Charlie Sumerel participated in a athletic signing ceremony March 3, 2021.(Provided)

Will Klekamp –  Football, Washington University


  • 4-Year Varsity Letter Winner
  • Varsity Football Team Captain
  • 1st Team All-CHL Junior & Senior Years
  • OHSAA Division IV 3rd Team All-State Linebacker
  • Southwest Ohio District 1st Team
  • SWOFCA/Enquirer All-City 1st Team
  • IH Varsity Football Team Co-Defensive MVP
  • Scholar Athlete Award all four years

From Will Klekamp:

“I am extremely grateful for everyone who has supported me throughout this decision process. I would especially like to give thanks to my supportive family, friends, coaches, athletic trainers, Ms. Konte, Susan, and my teachers. I want to give a special thank you to Mr. Berk, my recruiting coordinator, who helped me throughout the recruiting process. Thank you to the entire Indian Hill community that has made playing Friday night football as special as it is. Once a Brave always a Brave! Go Bears!”

Grant Lanham –  Football, University of Virginia


  • First Team All- CHL honors
  • 2-year Varsity letter winner 
  • Scholar Athlete

From Grant Lanham:

“Thank you to everyone who helped me get to where I am today. I would not be able to play football in college without the support of my family, friends, coaches, trainers, and everyone else who helped me along the way. I appreciate Indian Hill and everything the school provided for me.”

Cameron Rabenold – Lacrosse, Babson


Field Hockey:

  • 4-year Varsity starter
  • Top goal scorer for the team (2018 and 2020)
  • 2018 Braves Award recipient
  • 2018 First Team All-City
  • 2020 Team Captain
  • 2020 SWOFHL Honorable Mention
  • Member of the 2020 Final Four team



  • 8-year player
  • 3-year Varsity player
  • Starter at attack sophomore season
  • Played club lacrosse for Major Force Lacrosse’s top 2021 team
  • Competed in over 20 lacrosse tournaments on the East Coast and in Canada

From Cameron Rabenold:

“I’d like to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teachers for helping me achieve my goal of playing college lacrosse at my dream school.”

Charlie Sumerel –  Football, Washington University


  • Team Captain
  • Earned three Varsity letters
  • Ran for over 1,600 yards & scored 20 career touchdowns
  • First Team CHL Honors & Second Team All- Southwest District honors 
  • 4-year Scholar Athlete
  • 3-year Varsity letter winner in basketball

From Charlie Sumerel:

“I am thrilled to be continuing my athletic and academic career at Washington University. I appreciate all the coaches, community members, family, and teachers who have supported me throughout high school. Couldn’t have chosen a better community! Go Braves and Go Bears!”