IU East Athletics Roundup for May 2


Alyssa Jones, a Jeffersonville, Ind., native who played the past two seasons at Parkland College (Ill.), has signed a letter of intent to join the new Indiana University East women’s soccer program for the team’s inaugural season during the 2017-18 school year.

Red Wolves coach Shane Meridith announced the signing May 2.

Jones made the all-tournament team at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament this past fall, where Parkland finished fifth. Jones tallied 13 goals and a team-high 21 assists this past fall and made the NSCAA All-Central Region team as Parkland went 18-2.

Jones was part of an Indiana state champion team and state runner-up team during her career at Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, Ind.

Alyssa is the daughter of Karen and Marlon Jones. She plans to major in psychology.

IU East in 2016 announced plans to add NAIA men’s and women’s soccer programs. The teams will begin NAIA competition during the 2017-18 school year.


Keating Rombach, an Ottawa, Ill., native who played this past season at Saint Xavier University, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Indiana University East starting with the 2017-18 school year.

Red Wolves coach Mark Hester announced the signing May 1.

Rombach averaged 7.7 points per game and posted a .513 field goal percentage this past season at Saint Xavier. He scored 30 points in a game against IU East when Saint Xavier visited the Red Wolves in November.

He was a part of three conference champion teams at Ottawa Township (Ill.) High School. He was an IBCA All-State honoree and a two-time all-conference and all-area selection. He also was a member of National Honor Society.

Keating is the son of Eric and Kathy Rombach. He plans to major in secondary education and mathematics.

IU East is an NAIA Division II program. The Red Wolves are one of two programs that have reached the Elite Eight at the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship in each of the past two seasons.


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