Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Mike Darland High Dive Champions Purchase -
High School Kevin Grayson
tournament score
1M 3M 5M 7.5M 10M
Best Result 468.20 337.80 - - -
Physical Attributes
Years diving USA Diving AAU
8
Diving Honors

Fox Lane Varsity athlete for 5 Years;
NYSPHSAA-Boys Championship Meet - 17th place in 2020 & 25th place in 2019
Third place NYS Section One championships 2018 & 2019
Two time Northern Westchester all-star champion in the summer league

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Fox Lane High School
School City
Bedford
School State
NY
Guidance Counselor
Karen Deitch
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
350
School Size
1404
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
-
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Insurance
Major Category
Physical Sciences
Major
Physics, General
Major Category
Mathematics
Major
Mathematics and Statistics
Other Academic Information
Honors Classes: Algebra 2, Geometry, Chemistry and Global History AP Classes: Chemistry and US History
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Personal


First Name
John
Last Name
Marple
Address
City
State
Zip
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Province
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
5'10"
Weight
150
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

NYSPHSAA-Boys Championship Meet - 17th place in 2020 & 25th place in 2019
New York State Gymnastics gold medalist - 2015, level 5, age 11, all-around champion;
2017, level 7, age 13, horizontal bar champion

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

Last year competing in the state diving championships, I didn’t know if I was good enough to compete at the collegiate level. This year I left competitive gymnastics behind to focus 100% on diving. I put in the extra hours, got more coaching, and made the New York State Meet final round, placing 17th as a junior. My coaches have helped me to learn that I am capable of realizing my potential through hard work and dedication. Looking back, I’ve been part of some really great teams that have helped me grow as both a person and an athlete. Contributing to the team, one with a strong sense of community, will enable me to succeed in college both academically and personally.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

My town has a summer swim and dive team program where we compete against neighboring towns. That’s where I learned how to dive. In 2018, I completed a lifeguarding certification program and was hired by the town pool. Being a lifeguard is a leadership role because I am in charge of keeping people safe both in and out of the water. Also in 2018, I was asked to take over the summer dive program. One of my divers joined the high school team as a 7th grader; this year, as an 8th grader, he qualified for the sectional meet and competed in the final round. In 2020, I’m looking forward to my third year as both the dive coach and a lifeguard lieutenant.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

To me, healthy athletic performance as a student-athlete comes from nutrition, having good friends, and keeping up with schoolwork. My parents make sure that our family eats a well-balanced diet of mainly organic food. I’m fortunate to have friends from elementary school, sports teams, and my church. Last year, I took honors courses in chemistry and math, and this year I am taking AP courses in chemistry and history. My success as a student-athlete has come through making sure my body and mind are well nourished by clean food and strong relationships.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

For about the last 9 years my parents have been active in community garden projects. I have participated by weeding, watering, hauling dirt and whatever else it took to help the garden grow. The produce has been used to feed members of our community who don’t have access to fresh, local, organic food. Over the last two years, I have participated in the “Midnight Run” program through my church, which provides food, clothing, and emotional support to the homeless of New York City. Traveling at night into New York City, I have served hot soup and distributed clothing and other items face to face with homeless people. Both the garden projects and the Midnight Run have enabled me to make a difference in the lives of people both in my local community and more broadly. Making a difference in these small ways inspires me to think of solutions to the problem of food insecurity.

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