PROSPER — Playing a sport in college is one of the highest honors a young athlete can hope to achieve. While there are hundreds of tremendous players at the high school level, only a select few will be able to move on to the next level of collegiate sports; for the rest, it is merely a dream.
For six very talented athletes at Prosper High School, that dream became a reality on Wednesday, Nov. 8 on Signing Day, when they signed their official National Letter of Intent, binding them to the college of their choice to continue their athletic and academic careers.
“We are very proud of our six student athletes who will be continuing both their academic and athletic careers at the next level,” said Prosper Athletic Director Valerie Little. “They have all put in an amazing amount of work and commitment to get to this point — both students and parents alike.”
Three different sports were represented at Prosper’s signing day: volleyball, baseball, and cross country and track.
Representing the volleyball team, four of the six seniors will be playing collegiate volleyball next fall: Taryn Weber, Chloe Hancock, Haley Killinger and Hope Gramly. They will be going to the following schools: Taryn Weber – Oklahoma Baptist University, Chloe Hancock – University of Central Oklahoma, Haley Killinger – Texas Tech University, Hope Gramly – McKendree University.
In addition to playing volleyball, Gramly will also be bowling in college at McKendree. Killinger will be graduating early in December, and will start her college classes in the spring of 2018. All four seniors are currently battling their way to a state title, and will be taking on Red Oak High School on Friday, Nov. 10 for the opening round of the Regional Tournament. The game will be played at Richardson Berkner High School at 7 p.m.
Peyton Lammons, a member of the Prosper cross-country and track team, also signed her NLI. The senior will be competing with the cross-country team at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Lemmons ended her cross-country career this season, as the team wrapped up their season at Regionals.
Rounding out the senior class of signees was Prosper baseball player Taylor Pendley, who will be joining Killinger at Texas Tech. Pendley and the rest of the Eagles will begin their season in the spring.
All six Prosper athletes have represented the school with pride and honor in their time as students, and Little said she could not be prouder of the group for all their hard work and success over the four years.
“We are very proud their hard work paid off,” Little said. “We are looking forward to watching them all excel at the next level. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”