Nine Tigers sign letters of intent

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Nine student athletes from Sherrard High School were honored Feb. 17 signing letters of intent to various colleges.

Students honored during the ceremony were the following:

Ben Swanson - St. Ambrose - Football

Zane Viernow - St. Ambrose - Football

Nathan Kelly - Eastern Illinois University - Football

Zac Anderson - Upper Iowa University - Baseball

Rachel Winston - Kirkwood Community College - Softball

Macy Hutchinson - Monmouth College - Softball

Alex Morley - Hannibal-LaGrange - Wrestling

Dillan Sorrells - Indian Hills Community College - Cross Country

Chelsey Crippen - Roosevelt University -Volleyball

Ben Swanson

Ben Swanson will be attending St. Ambrose. "It's close to home. I knew people who went there and liked it. I liked it there. Swanson was attracted to St. Ambrose by the chance to continue to play quarterback, this time for the Fighting Bees. "I want to major in sports management. I looked at other schools for academics but I really wanted to play football."

Nathan Kelly

Nathan Kelly will be attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston next year for a chance to play football. "It's a Division I school. This is a dream come true for me. I'm excited for the chance to go for my dream. Kelly plans to earn a degree in preoccupational therapy. Kelly noted that Sherrard Superintendent Dr. Light attended EIU as well as Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo. "The coaches there were nice. I liked how lose the school was."

Chelsey Crippen

Chelsey Crippen will be attending Roosevelt University in Chicago. "I've been in contact with the volleyball coach there for the past couple of months," said Crippen. I loved the campus and I loved the Chicago area. I need to work on my approach. That will depend on my playing time."

Crippen will major in hospitality and tourism at Roosevelt. She hopes to become involved in event and wedding planning following graduation. At 6-2 Crippen said she had a lot of opportunities to play basketball but wasn't interested.

Zane Viernow

Zane Viernow will attend St. Ambrose University "It's definitely close to home," said Viernow. "My friend Ben Swanson is going there. I saw the dome, even if it is in bad shape right now. Viernow will be playing defensive line. I'm going to continue lifting weights. I'll have to put on some weight.

Viernow added, "I plan to major in business administration and marketing."

Alex Morley

Alex Morley will attend Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo. It was a simple choice for Alex. "I got the most scholarship money from Hannibal, $4,000. I looked at William Penn and Coe College. I'll be wrestling at 141 and 149 pounds." Morley is leaning toward social studies as a major.

Zac Anderson

Zac Anderson will attend Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. It was an easy choice for Zac. "My mother is the vice president there. It's definitely a choice that is beneficial to me. My mom is thrilled. I'm definitely happy. Nothing compares to being with family." Anderson will major in criminal justice with plans to go into law enforcement become a state trooper and later a DEA agent.

Rachel Winston

Rachel Winston will attend Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids Iowa where she will pitch for the softball team there. "It's a really good softball team. It's a really good school all around. " Winston plans to major in nursing at Kirkwood. She has several friends that will be attending Kirkwood as well.

Macy Hutchinson

Macy Hutchinson will continue her academic and athletic career at Monmouth College. "I really like the campus and the softball program. A lot of people from here have gone there in the past and enjoyed the softball program there. She will continue her pitching career there. She is undecided about a major.

Dillan Sorrels

Dillan Sorrels will run cross country at Indians Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. "It's the perfect distance from home," said Sorrels. "I met with the team and really enjoyed them." He also considered North Iowa Area Community College. He will major in criminal justice with an eye at law enforcement in his future.