Wednesday, April 17, was National Signing Day for 14 student athletes from Smithson Valley High School who signed letters of intent to play their sport at the collegiate level in the fall.
With family and friends joining in the celebration, the 14 SVHS Rangers took the next step in both their educational and athletic careers.
The sports which these athletes will continue to pursue are as varied as the students themselves. Four will continue to play la crosse; two will run track; two will play football; one will compete in riflery; and five will continue to play soccer.
These Rangers will be in attending schools in Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia and Kansas.
- Nick Kuykendall, McMurray University in Abilene, Texas
- John Beck Jr., Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
- Walker Brown, Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia
- Aaron Clark, Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado
- Jacob Cox, Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri
- Matthew Kollmansberger, Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas
- Madalynn Mann, Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas
- Jewelia Anton, Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas
- Carlos Castro, LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas
- Sarah Cyphers, Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas
- Andrew Kelley, Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina
- Damita Mendoza, Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
- Andres Engle, University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas
- Jeremiah Gilliam, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
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-Jewelia Anton will play soccer at Texas Lutheran University.
-John Beck will play football at Sam Houston State University.
-Walker Brown will play la crosse at Piedmont College.
-Carlos Castro will play soccer at LeTourneau University.
-Aaron Clark will play la crosse at Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado.
-Jacob Cox will play la crosse at Rockhurst University.
-Sarah Cyphers will play soccer at Texas Lutheran University.
-Andres Engle will run track at the University of Texas at Tyler.
-Jeremiah Gilliam will run track at the University of the Incarnate Word.
-Andrew Kelley will play soccer at Guilford College.
-Matthew Kollmansberger will play la crosse at Ottawa University.
-Nick Kuykendall will play football at McMurray University.
-Madalynn Mann will compete in riflery at Schreiner College.
-Damita Mendoza will play soccer for Missouri University of Science and Technology.