Cody Bahl

Yesterday was the last National Signing Day for any student athletes graduating in the class of 2018. Lee’s Summit West has 25 athletes sign spread out across seven different sports. This signing class is the largest in the history of West.

The signing class included nine women’s soccer players and seven of

25 Lee’s Summit West students signed to play athletics in college. This is a new record for West with 7 more signees than the previous record. Photo by Kate Boles.

the 25 athletes head to a Division I college, the highest level in college athletics. Headlined by 4-star DB Mario Goodrich, who announced that he is committing to the University of Clemson just hours before he signed, the stands were filled with friends, family, coaches and teammates. From youngsters to high school athletes, their dreams are fulfilled by signing to play at the next level.

Full list of Athletes:

Alexander, Austin University of Saint Mary Baseball
Brady, McKayla Emporia State Univ Soccer
Brooks, Phillips Kansas State University Football
Brown, Alex Coastal Carolina Univ Soccer
Brummett, Mackenzie Air Force Academy Gymnastics
Butler, Malachi Washburn University Football
Caldwell, Cade Missouri Valley Baseball
Cook, Madison Rockhurst University Lacrosse
Davis, Josh Missouri Western Football
Fulson, Sammi Maryville University Soccer
Galloway, Jackson Cowley County Comm College Baseball
Goodrich, Mario Clemson University Football
Gutierrez, Taylor Ottawa University Lacrosse
Heckadon, Macy Northwest MO State Soccer
Heenan, Grace MO State Univ Soccer
Kelby, Makayla University of Washington Track and Field
Leach, Katie Ft Hayes State Soccer
Liz, Max Missouri S&T University Football
Martin, Makayla Univ of Central MO Soccer
McAtee, Makenzie Univ of Central MO Softball
Newsom, Kassidy St Louis Univ Soccer
Paulson, Hailey Evangel University Soccer
Privitera, Kara Iowa State University Soccer
Visconti, Mason Clemson Univ Soccer
Watkins, Shannel Park University Track and Field