Eleven Ralston Valley High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play on scholarship in college Nov. 14 at a celebration held in the school's gym. Of those 11, four singers play on the …
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Eleven Ralston Valley High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play on scholarship in college Nov. 14 at a celebration held in the school's gym.
Of those 11, four singers play on the school's baseball team.
Otto Jones will play at Washburn University in Kansas. Pitcher Calvin Hunt will play at University of Arkansas-Little Rock. AJ Jergensen will play at University of San Diego. And Zach Lingk will play at North Park University in Chicago.
Hunt, who was described by his coach as having Major League Baseball potential, said he chose Little Rock partly because in the south, you can play baseball year round.
Jergensen, a multi-sport athlete, was described by Ralston Valley Athletic Director Jim Hynes as a leader.
“I have been so impressed with his leadership specifically this year on the football field,” Haynes said of Jergensen. “As a senior he has taken younger players under his wing and taught him the mustang way.”
Softball teammates Sydney Stewart, first base, and Abriana Trujillo, catcher, also signed letters of intent. Stewart to Trinidad State Junior College and Trujillo to Colorado School of Mines.
“When Sydney came to the plate it was a question of how far is it going to go,” Haynes said. “She is an outstanding power hitter.”
Another Mustang joining the Colorado School of Mines family is basketball player Shelby Nichols, known for her “monstrous rebounds.”
Sydney Eye, golfer for Ralston Valley, will also stay local, as she committed to play for Metro State University.
Mustangs women's soccer also celebrated two signings with Maddie DeHerrera committing to Southern Utah University and new player Sarah Piper committing to Duke University.
Piper Moved to Colorado from Texas this school year to play for the Elite Clubs National League Rapids team. She will also play for Ralston Valley in the spring.
Swimmer Nicholas Fox will travel the farthest for school next year, as he committed to the University of Florida. Fox was described as one of the top swimmers in Ralston Valley history. He is a multi-event swimmer and has earned first team all conference honors.
“It's hard to describe because this so exciting,” Fox said of his anticipation to join the Gators swim team. “Florida is such a good swimming school. I've always wanted to be the best I could be and Florida produces some world class athletes. I can't wait to be one of them.”
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