Athletes sign to colleges


Sanna Apolskis

Athletes sit in the gym for signing day.

Abigail Cannon, Staff Writer

This year, 11 athletes were fortunate enough to sign with universities for national signing day.  On signing day, high school seniors sign a binding letter to play a sport at the collegiate level.  For athletes, this is a huge moment as they are officially taking the next step in their future.

One senior, offensive lineman Braedon Nutter, committed to playing football at Rice University.

“It’s a dream come true,” senior and offensive lineman Braedon Nutter said.  “The fact that I get to play the sport I love at the next level and get a prestigious education is unbelievable.”

Senior Serenity Martinez signed with Lubbock Christian University to play soccer.

“It’s quite an overwhelming feeling,” Martinez said.  “So many emotions run through my head but I’m mostly excited to finally fulfill my dream of playing collegiate ball.  I’ve wanted to play college ball since I was about seven years old.”

Senior Rlyeigh Wallace also felt those emotions.

“I’ve always wanted to play soccer since I started at the age of five,” Wallace said.

Wallace will play soccer at Webbster International University.

“Playing at WIU means a fresh start and it will allow me to grow more as a player,” Wallace said.  “It feels good to pursue playing the sport I love the most.”

The following seniors committed to playing their sport at the following universities:

  • Colin Purcell- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, baseball
  • Luke Sebesta- University of St. Thomas, baseball
  • Victoria Gonzalez- Luna Community College, softball
  • Kyan Wallace- Sam Houston State University, cross country
  • Braedon Nutter- Rice University, football
  • Logan Kyle- Vanderbilt University, football
  • Elijah Champagne- Tulane University, football
  • Trenton Moore- Henderson State University, football
  • Ryleigh Wallace- Webbster International University, soccer
  • Serenity Martinez- Lubbock Christian University, soccer
  • Emma Bar- University of Texas at Dallas, soccer