15 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

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  • Senior Jackson Diamond shakes hands with Coach Alex Duran after Duran's speech.

  • Lovejoy athletics director Jim Bob Puckett introduces the event and athletes at the beginning of signing day. He also introduced each individual athlete between their coaches talking about them.

  • Baseball coach Jason Wilson talks about the seven signees from baseball. He talks about how proud he is of each of his athletes.

  • Coach Vincent Hernandez talks about Jahi Rainey pridefully. Jahi signed on to Arkansas for Track and Field.

  • Ryan Gordon and Jackson Diamond laugh during Coach Alex Duran's speech regarding Diamond's goal-keeping career.

  • Track and Field coach Carly Littlefield speaks about Abilene commit Avery Silliman.

  • Senior Ryan Gordon signs his letter of intent to run to for The University of Arkansas.

  • Athletes Alex , Solomon Awoke, Nathaniel Finch, Jackson Diamond, and Ryan Gordon after they signed their papers for their college. There was a mix of colleges and sports at the signing event on April 17.

  • The senior baseball players prepare to sign their letters of intent.

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Fifteen student-athletes at the high school solidified their collegiate careers in the main gym yesterday when they signed their National Letters of Intent.

A school record seven baseball players signed to play at the next level, while three athletes signed to play football, three signed to participate in track and field, one signed for soccer and one signed for basketball.

Alexandra Brungardt, who signed to play basketball at Austin College, explained how Lovejoy Athletics prepared her for the collegiate level.

“It helped me get experience on the court and different types of competition,” Brungardt said.

Jordan Yoder, who signed to play baseball at Lafayette College, explained the motivation behind his signing.

“I chose to sign there because it is a great academic school, and they are a Division I baseball program, which is what I’ve always wanted to do,” Yoder said.

Attached is a list of all the signees from Wednesday’s signing day.

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