By Lizzy Leung
The very last day for seniors is steadily becoming more of a reality. Grandview coaches hand over their athletes to colleges as 34 students sign their National Letter of Intent.
“Freshman year is when it started getting serious. I learned that college basketball could be a possibility for me and it was definitely something I wanted to do for me and my parents,” said Tyler Unger.
Just keep working hard, stay dedicated.
Unger has been on varsity since sophomore year and has been recruited by Nebraska Wesleyan.
“You have to buy in, you have to want to be successful, you have to work hard, and you have to focus in school.” said Unger.
Colleges rarely personally hand select players, often athletes have to make the right connections and reach out to colleges that interest them. Not only are these students athletically gifted, they also have to meet the GPA requirements.
“You need connections with college coaches, counselors, and you need to know people who went there,” said Matthew Hamilton who is signed to Doane College for Baseball. “Just keep working hard, stay dedicated.”
Nevertheless, the students have done their jobs and are excited to move on to the next chapter of their lives.
List of Signed Athletes Below:
Alisha Davis - UNC (Basketball)
Levi Dombro - Colorado Mesa University (Basketball)
Allyah Marlett - Air Force Academy (Basketball)
Tyler Unger - Nebraska Wesleyan (Basketball)
Davon Walker - George Fox University (Basketball)
Matthew Hamilton - Doane College (Baseball)
Amari Smith - Regis University (Baseball)
Jackson Van Zee - Metro State University (Baseball)
Sydney Szarka - University of Oregon (Cheerleading)
Kaityln Mercer - University of Utah (Cross Country)
Trevor Greenlee - Black Hills State University (Football)
Hayden Isenhart - Air Force Academy (Football)
Kade Johnson - Colorado School of Mines (Football)
Mason Schultz - University of Wyoming (Golf)
Amy Chitkoksoong - UNC (Golf)
Morgan Ryan - University of Wyoming (Golf)
Danielle Armitage - Notre Dame College (Lacrosse)
Darius Miller - CSU Pueblo (Lacrosse)
Kendra Gipson - CSU (Soccer)
Lauren Holleran - Iowa State University (Soccer)
Kacy Johnston - Gonzaga University (Soccer)
Madison Livingston - University of North Dakota (Soccer)
Ian Oltman - Metro State University (Soccer)
Tori Parker - University of Wyoming (Soccer)
Shalom Prince - University of Oklahoma (Soccer)
Keelie Wortmann - University of Wyoming (Soccer)
Taryn Moan - Black Hills State University (Softball)
Cobi Wood - Colorado School of Mines (Swimming)
Lyssa Wood - Lindenwood University (Swimming)
Gabrielle Beckman - Smith College (Volleyball)
Brady Mullens - Endicott College (Volleyball)
Courtney Rodocker - UCCS (Volleyball)
Fabian Santillan - Stanford (Wrestling)