Four CVHS Student-Athletes Participate in Spring Signing Day Ceremony

Four senior student-athletes at Conestoga Valley High School have committed to playing their respective sports at the collegiate level after graduation this spring. The four student-athletes were recognized on May 11, 2023, at the school’s Signing Day ceremony.

The four student-athletes are:

Rodney Bradford Jr. (Track & Field) : Division ll Goldey-Beacom College

Hollyn Helsel (Swimming) : Division lll Lebanon Valley College

Connor Ludwig (Swimming) : Division ll Shippensburg University 

Victoria Rhoads (softball) : Division lll Wilson College

Rodney Bradford Jr. is the son of Rodney and Ursula Bradford. He was a two-year varsity athlete for the CVHS track & field team and was a part of the CVHS football team for two years as well, starting his senior year. He is an honor roll student and volunteers at the local food bank in his free time. 

Bradford intends to major in Sports Management at Goldey-Beacom College.

Hollyn Helsel, daughter of Doug and Heather Helsel, is a four-year varsity swimmer for the CVHS swim team. She was a league qualifier as a senior and was awarded most improved and coach’s award. She also played varsity softball for three years and field hockey for three years, and was named captain of the softball and swim teams as a senior. Helsel is a distinguished honor roll student at CVHS and is an active member in National Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Link Crew, Chamber Orchestra, and is the President of Tri-M Music Honor Society. Throughout her high school career, she has won the Distinguished Honors Science Student Award, placed first in the Human Behavior category of the CV Science Fair, was the Concertmaster of the Orchestra, and was a District 7 Orchestra qualifier. 

Helsel will study Physical Therapy at Lebanon Valley College. 

Connor Ludwig is the son of Steve and Jenn Ludwig. He was a four-year varsity starter for the CVHS swim team, a district qualifier, team captain, and a four-time League Qualifier. He swims for the Five Star Swim Club. 

Ludwig plans to study Sports Media/Communications at Shippensburg University. 

Victoria Rhoads is the daughter of Wendy and Matthew Rhoads. She is a two-year varsity starter for the CVHS softball team. She is an honor roll student and has earned two gold awards and two honorable mentions in the Lancaster young artists awards. She is also a member of the Stonerville Flames Softball organization. She is a part of youth group, dance, concert band, and Creative Hearts Club.

Rhoads will study Veterinary Nursing at Wilson College.