Dripping Springs High seniors sign national letters of intent

At a ceremony held May 1, seven Dripping Springs High School seniors announced their commitments to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level, including baseball player Ryan Davenport, cross country/track athlete Aubrie Caldwell, volleyball player Madi Certain, swimmer Steven LaFlamme, golfer Katherine Montgomery, wrestler Tony Quevedo and lacrosse player Logan Heinchon. Baseball player Price Siemering was unable to attend but plans to sign with Temple College.

Combined with 18 DSHS seniors who announced their college commitments earlier this year, this brings the number of Tiger student-athletes continuing their playing careers at the collegiate level to 26.

Below is information on student-athletes who signed May 1.

 

Aubrie Caldwell Track/Cross Country Missouri S&T University
A four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track, Aubrie Caldwell has qualified for the State Cross Country Championships every year of her high school career. Aubrie specialized in the 3200-meter and 1600-meter runs in outdoor track. She is a four-time academic all-district selection and, as a senior, was named to the Academic All-State Team. A standout multi-sport athlete, she also qualified for post-season play in tennis. Aubrie will graduate among the top 10 students in the Class of 2019. She is the daughter of Bethaney and David Caldwell. Coach: Marisa Tuzzi.

Madi Certain Volleyball St. Leo University (Fla.)
Madi Certain is a two-year varsity starter at outside hitter. As a senior, she was named to the All-District First Team after earning honorable mention in 2017.  Madi also earned academic all-district honors following both her junior and senior seasons. As a team captain this past fall, she helped lead the Lady Tigers to their seventh straight district title, a regional title, a trip to the state tournament, and a third-place state finish in Conference 5A. Madi also competed in club volleyball, playing for Austin Performance then Skyline over a six-year period. The daughter of Kim and Jason Certain, she plans to study biology at St. Leo, where she will compete in beach volleyball as well as indoor volleyball. Coach: Michael Kane.

 

Ryan Davenport Baseball Carl Albert State College (Okla.)
A two-year varsity letterman, Ryan Davenport is the lead-off hitter and starting second baseman for the playoff-bound Tigers. He leads the team in stolen bases, runs scored, and on-base percentage. Ryan also was a member of the DSHS varsity football team, playing wide receiver and quarterback. As a senior he has interned with Kethley Physical Therapy in Dripping Springs. He also has played summer baseball for the Austin Wings Baseball. The son of Brenda and Mike Davenport, Ryan plans to take classes leading to a career in physical therapy.  Coach: Chris Payne.


Logan Heinchon Lacrosse Illinois Wesleyan University
A four-year starter and letterman for the Tigers, Logan Heinchon has played in every varsity game since the season opener his freshman year. He has served as team-named captain in both his junior and senior years and is known for his work ethic. He received honorable mention all district following his junior year. A midfielder, Logan has compiled 24 goals and 16 assists to date in his career. He earned the Academic Excellence Award from the Texas High School Lacrosse League all four years. Logan also earned team awards for Rookie of the year (2016) and Team Leadership Award (2017). The son of Stephanie and Chris Heinchon, he plans to major in sociology. Coach: Bill Cafferata. 

 

Steven LaFlamme Swimming Gardner Webb University
Steven LaFlamme is a four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming and was a co-captain his senior year. As a senior, Steven qualified for the state championships in both the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Backstroke as well as with the 400 Freestyle Relay. He was a regional qualifier in four events every year of his high school career and was the 2019 District Swimmer of the Meet. A member of the Nitro Swim Club, he was invited to the Olympic Training Center in December. In addition to swimming, Steven is in the National Honor Society, serves as vice president of the senior class, and is active in FFA. He is the son of Michele and Dean LaFlamme and plans on majoring in Exercise Science (pre-Physical Therapy).  Coach: Andrea McCarthy.

 

Katherine Montgomery Golf Southwestern University
Golfer Katherine Montgomery has posted three top-three tournament finishes this year, including a second-place standing at district.  She has played a key role on DSHS district titles in both 2019 and 2017. The 2017 Lady Tigers set a school record in both 18-hole and 36-hole scoring and that year’s district championship was the school’s first in 30 years. Katherine has been on teams that have qualified for regionals three consecutive years. A team captain this season, Katherine ranks in the top 10 all-time DSHS golfers in scoring. In the summer of 2018, she earned medalist honors at one Southern Texas PGA junior tournament. The daughter of Joy and Timothy Montgomery, Katherine has been active in National Honor Society and HOSA. She plans on majoring in molecular biology with plans to continue to med school. Coach: Jason Wahlers.

Tony Quevedo Wrestling Missouri Baptist University
Wrestler Tony Quevedo is a three-time letterwinner who compiled 94 career wins and 56 pins in three years, both of which rank among the school’s all-time top five. As a senior, he placed second at the district meet and fourth at regionals to qualify for the state championships. He won one match in the 152-pound division at the state meet, which ranked him among the top 5A wrestlers in the state in his weight class, before elimination. In all, Tony was a three-time regional qualifier and two-time district finalist. The son of Mary and Arnold Quevedo, he plans to major in marketing. Coach: Joe Kirksey.

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