National Signing Day a big step for Mustangs

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Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal- Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Nov. 13 is a big day for future college athletes…National Signing Day.  It’s a day that athletes make their verbal collegiate commitments official.

The senior class is packed with future college athletes at LRHS. Many softball, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer players are preparing to sign for college this week.

This year, the signing is being held in the LRHS auditorium during third period.

The 14 athletes signing are –

McKenzie Clark
McKenzie Clark

McKenzie Clark, a softball player is signing to Clemson University. Clark transferred to LRHS last year and played a big role in helping the Mustang softball team finish second in the state.

Claire Davidson, an all-state pitcher, is signing to Duke University. Davidson thrives on the softball field and in class. She was one of the finalists for the National Merit Scholarship.

Claire Davidson
Claire Davidson

Davidson said, “I committed to Duke because it will challenge me athletically and academically.”

Emma Anthony is a softball player signing to East Carolina University. Anthony has been committed since sophomore year.

Emma Anthony
Emma Anthony

Anthony said, “I’m super excited for signing because it’s making everything seem more real now. Ever since I started playing softball, I wanted to play college softball and signing day is one step closer to next year.”

Taylor Woodring is a four-year varsity softball player who is signing to East Carolina University. Woodring is a huge

Taylor Woodring
Taylor Woodring

offensive threat and helped the LRHS team finish second in the state last year.

Josie Curtis is a four-year varsity soccer player who is signing to Florida Gulf Coast University. Curtis has been a successful part of the LRHS girls’ soccer team since she came to LRHS freshman year.

Josie Curtis
Josie Curtis

Colin Apgar is a baseball player signing to Florida State University (FSU).

Apgar said, “I committed to FSU because I’ve been a fan of the school for a long time and I am excited to make everything official.”

Colin Apgar
Colin Apgar

Richie Morales is also a baseball player signing to FSU. Last year, Morales played a big role in the LRHS baseball program. He made a huge impact in the infield and offensively.

Morales said, “I’m most excited to sign because it makes everything I’ve been looking forward to reality.”

Richie Morales
Richie Morales

Brooklyn Lucero, the dominant pitcher, is signing to North Carolina State to play softball. Ever since she transferred to LRHS her sophomore year, she has been a big part of the pitching staff for the softball team.

Owen Ingham, a lacrosse player, is signing to North Greenville University.

Owen Ingham
Owen Ingham

Ingham said, “I chose this school because I love the school size, coaching staff, and the setting of the school.”

Marissa Addison, an LRHS softball player, is signing to State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota (SCF).

Addison said, “I’m excited about going to SCF because it will be a great start to college.”

Marissa Addison
Marissa Addison

Payton Kinney, big-time pitcher for the LRHS softball team, is signing to University of Connecticut. Kinney is a four-year varsity athlete who has led the team to a top-

Payton Kinney
Payton Kinney

three finish for the past two years.

Avery Goelz, the number four ranked recruit in the country, is signing to University of Florida (UF) to play softball. Goelz has been offensive player of the year for the past three years in a row. She is a huge part in the lineup and will continue to make her name known all throughout college.

Avery Goelz
Avery Goelz

Kali Reis, LRHS softball player, is signing to UF. Reis

Kali Reis
Kali Reis

transferred to LRHS last year and was a player to watch throughout the season.

Alyssa Bradford, LRHS lacrosse player, is signing to Young Harris College. Bradford was a member of the inaugural LRHS

Alyssa Bradford
Alyssa Bradford

girl’s lacrosse team.

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