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Frisco ISD Athletes Make Their College Choices Official

Feb 07, 2018

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For dozens of Frisco ISD student-athletes, years of hopes, dreams and hard work culminated Wednesday on national signing day. During celebrations at their high school campuses, they signed national letters of intent to continue their educations -- and athletic pursuits -- at colleges across the country.

“It’s what I’ve dreamed of all through high school,” said Independence High School senior Grace Plain, who signed with Texas A&M University for track and field. “It was always this distant maybe, and then in high school I realized it could happen. It’s super exciting.”

Each of FISD’s eight high schools with current seniors had student-athletes sign on Wednesday, the first day of the February signing period for Class of 2018 athletes in various sports.

“It’s amazing,” said Lone Star High School senior Duce Pittman, who played receiver for the football team and signed with Southeastern Oklahoma State University. “I’m honored and blessed. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m excited to take advantage of it.”

Full scholarships cover tuition and fees, room, board and class-related books. Most student-athletes who receive scholarships receive an amount that covers a portion of the costs and can receive additional academic scholarships.

While each athletic scholarship has a different value, the financial benefit is clear. According to, the average NCAA athletic scholarship during the 2014-15 school year – the most recent data available – was worth more than $10,000. Over the typical four years of college, the average benefit is well over $40,000, and scholarship values are increasing as the cost of college rises.

On Wednesday, some high school campuses included student-athletes who signed in November and December in their celebrations. It was a proud day for the students and those who helped them along the way, including family, friends, teachers and coaches.

“Here in Frisco, you get a wonderful opportunity to get recruited,” said Kyle Story, the football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Independence. “We have people flying here from all over the country to see athletes.”

Jeff Rayburn, the football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Lone Star, got emotional when talking about his senior football players. He said he was proud of all the athletes who, through hard work, earned the opportunity to sign with a college.

“It’s a huge accomplishment in their lives,” Rayburn said, “but only the start of their journey.”

See photos from the celebrations on Twitter: @friscoisdsports

Signing Day Honorees

Athletes who were part of campus celebrations Wednesday, along with their college destinations:


Boys Soccer
Dylan Behr -- Dallas Baptist
Oliver Hamby – University of Texas-Dallas
Garrett Baughman -- Midwestern State
Will Boney – Tabor College
Girls Soccer
Kylie Hampton -- Angelo State
Kelsey Henning -- Angelo State
Camryn Romero – Stephen F. Austin
Bryson Jenkins -- Texas A&M-Commerce
Brock Floyd -- Southern Arkansas


Boys Swimming
Jack Jannasch – Louisiana State
Girls Swimming
Abby Jenkins – Vassar College
Taylor Trosclaire -- Stephen F. Austin
Girls Soccer
Olivia Klein – North Texas
Kalee Williams -- Northwestern State
Girls Wrestling
Kierra Williams -- Wayland Baptist
Dylan Horton -- New Mexico


Girls Track
Bailey Lear – Southern California
Aly Grizzle -- Howard Payne
Girls Soccer
Tabitha Allberg – University of Nebraska-Omaha
Girls Wrestling
Aisha Yazadi -- Life University
Girls Golf
Elaine Terrell -- Colorado Christian
Pate Cathey – University of Texas-El Paso
Alli Harris -- Fort Hays
Maddie Watson – Southwestern Assemblies of God
Boys Soccer
Jacob Cabezas -- Mary Hardin-Baylor
Justin Butz -- New Mexico Junior College
Boys Track
Travis Garner – Hardin-Simmons
Nic McTear -- San Diego State
Amare Jones -- Tulane
Ky Halton -- Midwestern State


Girls Soccer
Tatijana Mirsky – University of Texas-Dallas
Mackenzie Kispert – Central Christian College (Kansas)
Adrianna Schroeder – Rose State College (Oklahoma)
Tatiana Garcia – Brookhaven College
Jordyn Carswell – Louisiana Tech
Jayla Richard -- Prairie View A&M
Madison Schaefer -- Texas A&M-Commerce
Girls Golf
Hannah Bude – Northwest Christian (Oregon)
Cross Country and Track
Niles Obar – Dallas Baptist
Grace Plain – Texas A&M
Micah Dennis – Bucknell
Ryan McCoy – Texas A&M-Commerce
Brant McAloon – Hardin-Simmons
Jordan Alford – Southwestern Oklahoma State
Trey Smallwood – Southwestern Oklahoma State
Boys Soccer
Adam Boehmer – Dallas Baptist


Girls Soccer
Mikayla Durham – St. Mary’s

Lone Star

Girls Soccer
Madison McBurnett -- Arkansas
Gia Hodges -- Texas Southern
Boys Soccer
Sevon Pendergrass – Southern Methodist
Miguel Maynez – New Mexico
Kyle Kelson – Ouachita Baptist
MJ Rivers – Illinois
Nicholas Bolton -- Missouri
Noah Velicer -- Oklahoma Baptist
Ray Onyango -- Oklahoma Baptist
Duce Pittman -- Southeastern Oklahoma State
Jacob Click -- Colorado School of Mines


Boys Diving
Jameson Crandell -- Cornell
Boys Golf
Hayden Peek -- Southern Nazarene
Jake Livermore -- St. Edwards
Girls Soccer
Chassiti Oglesby -- Oklahoma City University
Kira Miller -- Angelo State
Alyssa Driscoll -- Husson
Boys Soccer
Cole Guindon -- Kentucky
Tanner Binyon -- Mary Hardin-Baylor
Cameron Harris -- Southeastern Oklahoma
Dominic McCorry -- Benedictine College
Brandon Swope -- Southeastern Oklahoma
Grayson D’Aloisio – Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Nick Sestito – Eastern Oklahoma State
Ryan Richardson – Howard Payne
Boys Soccer
Matt Mazur –Kentucky
Girls Soccer
Avery Amador – Midwestern State
Boys Cross Country
Trent Sakakini – University of Texas-Dallas
Parker Reinertsen – Hardin-Simmons
Rafiti Ghirmai -- University of Texas-Austin (early signee)
Tre Adams -- Arizona (early signee)
Colby Delashaw -- Baylor (preferred walk-on)
Ethan McKasson – Oklahoma Baptist
Peyton Reinertsen – Hardin-Simmons

See more signees from the November signing period.

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