On Nov. 9, Oswego High School’s first signing day of the school year took place for athletes who have committed to schools to pursue their athletic careers for each of their sports. In total, 12 students signed to colleges, all from various sports.
“There are 8 million high school athletes and only 480,000 of them move on to college,” Darren Howard, OHS Athletic Director, said to begin the event.
Before their official signing, each coach said some words of inspiration while also speaking on the athlete’s various accomplishments and character.
“This doesn’t happen, and the other signees [don’t] happen, without the support of some very special people- the families,” Daniel Okoren, the girls’ bowling coach, said while introducing senior Lani Breedlove.
The room was filled with friends, families, and coaches who were there to support the athletes as they made a substantial commitment to their passions.
These are the 12 athletes and the schools they will be attending to continue their sports:
Lani will be attending the University of Nebraska, a Division I school, to continue her bowling career.
Juliana will be attending Ashland University in Wisconsin, in order to continue her swimming career.
Braison will be attending Aurora University, with the goal of continuing his football career.
Audra will be attending the University of Iowa, a Division I school, to continue her running career.
Zoe will be attending the University of Wisconsin Lutheran College, in order to continue her softball career.
Cori will be attending Jacksonville University, a Division I school, with the hopes of continuing her softball career.
Anna will be attending Lindenwood University, a Division I school, to continue her soccer career.
Kennedy will be attending St. Ambrose University, with the goal of continuing her volleyball career.
Ryan will be attending Southwestern Illinois College, working to continue his baseball career.
Cade will be attending the University of Springfield, with the hopes of continuing his baseball career.
Bryson will be attending Ft. Scott Community College, in order to continue his baseball career.
Tyler will be attending Xavier University, a Division I school, with the goal of continuing his baseball career.
OHS is extremely proud and grateful for these athletes and all their amazing accomplishments. We wish them the best of luck as they round the 3rd base of high school and run home to college.
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