North Farmington athletes make their intentions known

By: Christian Davis | Farmington Press | Published February 9, 2016

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FARMINGTON HILLS — North Farmington held its annual National Signing Day celebration Feb. 5.

Surrounded by friends and family, four athletes took their turns signing their college commitment letters, all filmed in the school’s production class to be made into a keepsake DVD.
     
‘Our dream has become a reality’
Mher and Sasoun Tcholakian had imagined this day since they were little kids.

The twins both signed to play football with Ohio Wesleyan University.

“I remember playing football with (Mher) in the backyard, just doing what little kids do and talking how this would be our dream,” Sasoun said.

“Finally, our dream has become a reality.”

“We’d run imaginary plays that we thought we’d be running when we got to college,” Mher added. “We’d announce our own games and do little kid stuff. It was great.”

The brothers were captains this past fall and played receiver and defensive back.

“They have a really strong work ethic. They have good hands and ran great routes,” North Farmington football coach Todd Schultz said. “They weren’t burners speed-wise, but they made up for it with their route running and would catch anything near them. They were terrific.”

The duo, who had their mom Seran, sister Patil and “honorary grandpa” Peter Sirian in attendance, said it was no coincidence they’re attending the same university.

“It was a plan since we were little kids to play college football together,” Mher said. “To be with each other until our last year of college and then part ways.”
     
Soccer sends two
Karlie Cummins and Lindsay Crawley will be playing soccer at their schools of choice.

Cummins signed to play for Lewis University in Illinois, noting that the school’s family atmosphere is what drew her there.

“That’s what I was looking for in a school. It’s far enough away from home, but not too far,” she said.

This spring will be the senior’s fourth year on the varsity soccer team. North Farmington soccer coach Tim Russell said she’s been a starter and a leader from day one.

“She’s been a great captain and just a great all-around player,” Russell said.

Before signing and seated with her dad Rick, mom Dorene Dudek and brother Easton, she thanked her coaches, family and friends.

“They’ve all helped me get to where I am, so it’s nice to be able to sign in front of them,” Cummins said.

Crawley is in her first year at North Farmington after transferring  from Farmington Hills Mercy.

“It’s obviously a good sign of what we’re going to see this season,” Russell said of his newest player.

Crawley signed to play for Savannah College of Art and Design.

“It just felt like home. I visited probably 15 schools, and I didn’t feel that home feeling anywhere. Then I went to Savannah,” she said.

Crawley signed sitting next to her parents, Jim and Linda.

“It feels real now; it feels official,” she said. “It’s kind of like taking the next step.”

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