This time of the year always comes so quickly. National Signing Day and the early signing period kicked off last week with the early signing period coming to a close Wednesday, Nov. 15. By this time next week there will be dozens of local college prospects ready to finish out their year with less stress surrounding their college decisions.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, was the first National Signing Day of the 2023-24 school year. This marks the first time that a high school senior can sign a binding national letter of intent with an NCAA, NCCAA or NAIA college, committing in writing to attend that school in exchange for a commitment from the school to receive financial aid and scholarships.
Several schools in our area held ceremonies last week to honor their athletes who signed during this period. The next signing day will come in February of 2024. The most exciting signings came from Liberty High School, who are graduating their first-ever senior class. Great Oak had the largest signing ceremony of the area schools with eleven student athletes signing the NLI.
Here is a look at the colleges and universities to which many local student athletes will be reportedly taking their talents, as reported by school athletic directors. If you know of a student athlete that is playing at the next level and did not get recognized in the paper this week, send more information to email@example.com.
Camryn Brown, girls lacrosse, Northern Michigan
Madison Johnson, girls volleyball, UC San Diego
Morgan Johnson, girls volleyball, Bethune-Cookman
Mauriana Rayford, girls volleyball, Lamar
Julianne Torres, softball, Rhode Island
Delaney Alix, softball, Thomas Jefferson
Ariel Bolton, girls soccer, Nevada
Dylan Fien, baseball, UCLA
Zayda Fuertez, girls volleyball, Stony Brook
Milai Guachino, softball, Ole Miss
Brennan Hornback, boys lacrosse, York College
Kaysen Raineri, baseball, Hawaii
Aftyn Robbins, girls field hockey, Millersville
Rowan Sinclair, girls swimming, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Ava Smith, girls volleyball, Presbyterian
Savannah Spielman, girls soccer, Oral Roberts
Trinity Barnes, softball, Alabama A&M
Kaylee Fraund, softball, Franklin Pierce
Ava Fried, cheer, California Baptist
Jada Golovich, girls golf, Cal State Monterey Bay
Tyler Schneider, boys swimming, Arizona
CJ Moran, baseball, San Diego State
Maddison Ford, girls soccer, Westmont
Taylor Kessler, girls soccer, St. Mary’s
Jazeli Vandenburgh, girls volleyball, South Florida
Makenzie Wood, girls water polo, Cal State Northridge
Ayden Harrison, baseball, Regis University
Jake Wells, baseball, Oregon Tech
Chapman Weber, baseball, UC San Diego
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Faith Krueger, softball, Colorado Christian
Jordan Krueger, softball, Colorado Christian
Brandy Babcock-Hannah, girls tennis, Coppin State
Katrina Catalan, girls volleyball, UC Santa Barbara
Fiona Holloway, girls cross country/track and field, New Mexico
Jorge Rodriguez, baseball, Loyola Marymount
Nadia Rountree, softball, Fresno State
David Ruth, baseball, San Diego
Lauren Sammon, girls golf, Wisconsin
Miliani Villareal, girls volleyball, Sacred Heart
Congratulations to all 2023-2024 student athletes committing to play at the next level.
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