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High schools honor student-athletes on National Signing Day

(Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, to reflect that Karis’ last name is spelled Hickey, not Hichey, and she will be playing soccer at Texas Women’s University, not Austin College.)

By Amira Van Leeuwen

HAYS COUNTY — Thousands of high school athletic programs across the country recognized student-athletes choosing to further their academic and athletic careers on Nov. 9.  

In Hays County, nearly 30 students signed letters of intent to commit to playing at the collegiate level. 


• Claire Valentine, Soccer, Angelina Junior College
• Emily Thames, Soccer, Angelo State University
• Addison Kirbo, Softball, Navarro College

Dripping Springs:

• Taylor Anderson, Softball, Oklahoma State University
• Natalie Arnold, Volleyball, Wofford College
• Caroline Dill, Soccer, Oklahoma State University
• Chloe Fredenburg, Soccer, Montana State University Billings
• Hannah Gamez, Soccer, California Lutheran University
• Erika Kanetzky, Softball, Creighton University
• Grace Payne, Soccer, Colgate University
• Mackenzie Plante, Volleyball, University of Tennessee
• Piper Price, Lacrosse, Fort Lewis College
• Ella Ruff, Soccer, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
• Riley Sisson, Soccer, Dallas Baptist University
• Taliyah Spain, Soccer, University of Arkansas
• Emma Wegner, Volleyball, Randolph-Macon College
• Ava Williamson, Beach Volleyball, Arizona State University


• Crystal Creek, Volleyball, Academy of Art University (San Francisco)
• Madi Disu, Volleyball, Rhode Island
• Megan Disu, Volleyball, Rhode Island
• Mia Liscano, Softball, Northwestern State


• Kenzie Behl, Volleyball, University of Louisiana Monroe
• Lana Tello, Volleyball, Texas State University
• Sidney Kinnison, Track, University of Oklahoma
• Sophia Olivarez, Track, Belmont Abbey College
• Jaeden Burnham, Softball, Trinity Valley Community College
• Amia Torrez, Softball, Trinity Valley Community College
• Kylie Goad, Softball, Texas A&M International University
• Karis Hickey, Girls Soccer, Texas Women’s University
• Alexis Condega, Boys Soccer, Midwestern State University

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