Wednesday was national "Signing Day" for graduating high school sports students who publicly declare their college intentions.
Eureka High School activities director and assistant principal Jason Green said this year's list of the school's senior athletes signing with various college scholarships is the most he can remember in his 18-year tenure.
With eight girls' soccer players signing for college-level soccer, Eureka parents thought it was the first time in the school's history that many varsity seniors from a particular sport were going on to the next level all at the same time.
Lafayette High School activities director Steve Berry said $560,000 worth of sports scholarships were signed Wednesday at the school in Wildwood. He also said it was the largest group for Lafayette.
"Today is about a lot of kids who've done all the right things—in school, on the field, on the court or in the pool," Berry said.
Read prior Eureka-Wildwood Patch articles about other senior athletes who signed with colleges earlier in this school year:
Local Athletes Sign with Colleges
Two More Student Athletes Sign With College
More Eureka Athletes Secure Place on College Teams
Eureka High School seniors receiving college scholarships on Wednesday include:STUDENT SPORT COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY Ally Wallner Soccer Rockhurst Hannah Leinert Soccer Illinois State Courtney Silberberg Soccer University of South Florida Bayley Bellars Soccer Central Methodist University Gabby Herrick Soccer Quincy University Madison Welde Soccer Missouri Western State Madison Deane Soccer Missouri Valley Megan Cunningham Cross Country/Track University of Missouri-Columbia Brett Judkins Football Truman University Sammi Dunda Soccer University of Wyoming Kyle Spratt Football Truman University Angie Sumner Cross Country/Track SEMO
Eureka athletes who signed prior to Wednesday:Austin Tinsley Baseball Truman State University Abby Biggs Volleyball Lewis University (Chicago) Austin Trower Volleyball Missouri Baptist Collin Trower Cross Country/Track Missouri Baptist Matt McClimens Wrestling SIUE Sydney Rolfe Volleyball Hannibal LaGrange University
Lafayette High School seniors receiving college scholarships on Wednesday include:STUDENT SPORT UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE Kate Barber Field Hockey Indiana University Kenneth Boyer II Track and Field University of Kansas Adam Echele Football Missouri S and T Jon Glaser Swimming Missouri S and T Matt Goro Baseball Webster University Shaquille Holley Football Emporia State University Taylor Holz Swimming University of Arkansas Little Rock Maddie Jones Volleyball University of Central Missouri Madison Karas Soccer Tennessee Tech University Gabe Kuhn Football University of Memphis Elliott Montgomery Football Emporia State University Ashley Parks Soccer Florida Gulf Coast University Lindsey Pecoraro Volleyball Spring Hill College Hannah Schneider Lacrosse McKendree College Danielle Tolmais Soccer University of Memphis Jon Voit Football U.S. Military Academy-Army Jamison Wipke Soccer Rockhurt University
Lafayette athletes who signed prior to Wednesday:Stephanie Campbell Volleyball Auburn University Gretchen Cox Swimming Bellarmine University Melanie Crow Volleyball University of Mississippi Lindsey Jansen Track and Field Missouri Baptist University Laura Paskoff Swimming Illinois State University Daniel Schnicker Baseball Quincy University