Duchesne Soccer’s Rebecca Linck is bound for McKendree

Duchesne Soccer Defender Rebecca Linck already has a lot in common with some of the women she’ll call teammates at McKendree University starting next fall. After signing her letter of intent Wednesday, she’ll be one of 3 former Pioneers on the McKendree roster, who all won state championships together in high school, joining Meghan Neuner in this year’s recruiting class and Emma Dering from the 2015 class. Here’s why Linck’s joining them.

Biggest Factors: “It is close to home. I felt like the right fit when I visited. The school has a lot of tools for accounting. The coaches have a very good program and I think I would fit perfectly in it.”

Other Schools Considered: Missouri Southern University

Say Thanks: “I would like to thank my parents for supporting through all of my years of sports. Especially the last 15 years of my soccer career and letting me have the privilege of playing on select for those years. Also I would like to thank my select coach Tim Amlong. He has taught me everything from the basics to how to play the game the right way. Also I would like to thank my high school coach Patrick Turner for teaching me new ways to look at the game and different ways to interrupt situations on the field in a more simple manner.”

 

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Lutheran St. Charles’ Emily Hall Running to Central Methodist University

Biggest Factors: great nursing facility, good coaching staff.

Other Schools Considered: Greenville College, Missouri Baptist University, UMSL, Missouri State

Say Thanks: God for my abilities, my high school coaches and family for helping me accomplish my goals.

Final Thought: “Putting academics first paid off.”

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Chaminade Signal Caller McGovern Signs With Brown

Chaminade QB Michael McGovern made it official Wednesday, signing his letter of intent to play at Brown University as he transitions from the Metro Catholic Conference to the Ivy League.

Biggest Factors: Quality of Education and Prestige of Athletics

Other Schools Considered: University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins

Say Thanks: My Mom, My Dad, My Teammates especially my linemen

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Lutheran St. Charles Volleyball’s Jordyn Klein signs with SIUE

The February National Signing Day gets most of the attention, but there are other signing periods in November and April. We’re happy to salute Lutheran St. Charles Volleyball Librero Jordyn Klein, who signed in November to play college volleyball at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Biggest Factors: Nursing program; volleyball program; close to home

Other Schools Considered: UCM, Rockhurst

Say Thanks: My family and coaches

 

 

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Balanced Mix of Football, Music & Academics Leads Parkway Central’s Miles Sanders to Dartmouth

The following was shared with STL Preps by Parkway Central Senior Miles Sanders, a Defensive Tackle who is signing his Letter of Intent with Dartmouth.

National Signing Day is here. I can’t say it’s been a straight line from when I first started thinking seriously about playing college football. I always knew it was an option…my coaches always talked about it. Because of my size people always asked about it. But it was still a concept. My parents said it was up to me. My next step after high school was college. One way or the other. So when I started getting camp offers, I checked out the usual large state schools – all within a  5 hour drive from home (per my parents so they could see me play). I participated, but it was like seeing only one part of the equation. Along the way music became a bigger and bigger part of my life. I wanted a place for that too. Academics. Football. Music. I wanted a balance. As much as I appreciated the interest of these coaches and schools, it just didn’t feel like the right fit. Several Ivy League schools started showing interest late in my Junior year. That was interesting and flattering. D1 football. Strong focus on academics…focus on the rest of my life. My parents were really excited by this prospect. I was a little nervous. High level of competition and academics. Would there be time to develop my music? Official visit #2 was to Dartmouth College. Coach O’Dea (my recruiting coach) and Coach Teevens (head coach) both visited me at home and I loved what I heard from them. Seeing what they described in person really blew me away. My position coach, Coach Brooks, immediately talked about collaborating on music (he wants to bring his old school rap back!). Coach Teevens talked about what he expected from us for the season but talked more about how he wanted us to develop as men…well rounded men. These were the kind of coaches who you want to follow…play hard for…because they’ve got your back. I just felt it. And instead of trying on jerseys and checking out the locker room, they arranged a 1:1 meeting with a professor of digital music…just for me. He showed me their studios and played my music. He talked about little tweaks that I could make to sharpen it. I felt like they knew me…the whole me.

Dartmouth is simply the perfect fit for everything I want to do at the next level. I am incredibly blessed and first I thank God for the gifts He’s given me. And I thank every teacher and every coach that helped me along the way. And I thank my parents for their unconditional love and guidance- it’s still a 5 hour trip-it just requires a car AND a plane. I am grateful to the Dartmouth coaches for having confidence in me and offering me the opportunity to represent Dartmouth on the football field and beyond. I am honored. #Dartmouth21 #inthewoods #4stripes

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Duchesne Soccer’s Maddie Goeke Signs With Missouri S&T

Another national signing day is here, which means it’s time once again for another cavalry full of Duchesne Pioneers to decide where they’re going to play at the next level. Here’s why Maddie Goeke has decided to attend Missouri S&T.

Biggest Factors: “It was close to home; great engineering school; very welcoming coach and team.”

Other Schools Considered: Truman State

Say Thanks: “Everyone who supported me and soccer my entire life including my parents family members, friends, club and high school coaches, my high school athletic director.”

Final Thought: “Initially I was stressed about college and making a decision but after meeting with the coach and team and playing in ID camps while touring the school I knew that I made the right decision. Now instead of being stressed about college, I could not be more thrilled to continue my soccer career as a Lady Miner.”

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Althoff Catholic’s Royce Payne to Play Football, Volleyball at the next level

Add Althoff Catholic’s Royce Payne to the short list of student-athletes who will play two sports in college. He’s signing with Greenville College on National Signing Day to play Volleyball (outside hitter) and Football (Defensive End/Linebacker). Here’s why:

Biggest Factors: “Genuinely enjoyed the atmosphere and quality of living on campus, willingness of coaches to allow me to play 2 sports and having my desired major.”

Other Schools Considered: Wartburg, Concordia University Chicago

Say Thanks: “All the coaches who recruited me, my mother and family for standing by me every step of the way and my high school coaches.”

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