Five seniors at Father Ryan High School have accepted offers to participate in athletics in college. They are:
• Reagan Robinson, who will be a member of the women’s golf team at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.
Robinson finished second in the Division II state tournament in 2022 after finishing third at the 2021 state tournament. She was also a member of the 2019 region championship team for Father Ryan.
Robinson, the daughter of Alicia and Chris Robinson, is a parishioner at St. Stephen Catholic Community in Old Hickory, and a graduate of Holy Rosary Academy.
Washington University competes in NCAA Division III as a member of the University Athletic Association.
• Caleb Coffey, who will be a member of the baseball team at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Coffey, an outfielder and pitcher for the Irish, was an honorable mention selection to the 2022 Division II East-Middle All-Region team.
The son of Angie and Eric Coffey, he is a parishioner at Holy Family Church in Brentwood and a graduate of St. Edward School.
Spalding University’s baseball team competes in NCAA Division III as a member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
• Lawson Ryan, who has signed to play baseball for Christian Brothers University in Memphis.
Ryan is a pitcher for the Irish.
He is the son of April and Brandon Ryan and a parishioner at St. Matthew Church and a graduate of St. Matthew School, both in Franklin.
Christian Brothers competes in NCAA Division II as a member of the Gulf South Conference.
• Parker Lynch, who has signed to join the women’s swim team at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
As a swimmer for Father Ryan, Lynch has competed in the 200-meter medley relay, 50-meter freestyle and the 200-meter freestyle relay events. She holds the Father Ryan records in the 200-meter medley relay, 50-meter freestyle and 200-meter freestyle relay.
She is the daughter of Brandie and Michael Lynch, a parishioner at St. Matthew Church and a graduate of St. Matthew School.
Marshall University competes in NCAA Division I as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
• Gwen Bakker, who has signed to join the women’s swim team at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
For Father Ryan, Bakker swam in the 200-meter medley relay and 100-meter breaststroke events. She holds the school records in both events.
Bakker is the daughter of Tamara and Matt Bakker. She attended Ravenwood High School before transferring to Father Ryan.
The University of Illinois competes in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big 10 Conference.