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Moving on to the next level: Titan athletes take their talents to college

Titan Legacy invited all 41 of Papio South’s signed senior athletes to share where they will be playing the next stage of their athletic careers. Of those, 32 responded. Though they will go on to become Hawks, Bruins, Reivers, Raiders, Coyotes, Lopes, Jayhawks, Mustangs, Prairie Wolves, Vikings, Storm, Warriors, Bears, Highlanders, Tritons, Falcons, Griffons, Patriots, Bearcats, and Cavaliers, they all got their starts as Titans.

Kye Privett, Northeast Community College, Baseball for 4 years at HS (3 years varsity), been playing for past 12 years

Reason for choosing this college: “Playing baseball and furthering my academic career.”

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Kaden Weaver, Cornell College, Lacrosse for 8 years

Reason for choosing this college: “I like how they run their classes.”

Brooklynn Riggles, Dallas Baptist University, Track & Field for 4 years.

Reason for choosing this college: “I chose DBU because they are allowing me as an athlete to combined my passion for track with my faith. They also have an incredible coaching staff and athletes who made me feel loved and supportive the minute I met them! And its in Texas so that’s a bonus!”

Allie Grow, Iowa Central, Wrestling for 2 years.

Reason for choosing this college: “Dental hygiene.”

Anabel Seaman, Iowa Central Community College, Volleyball for 10.

Reason for choosing this college: “Iowa Central has an amazing environment and competes at a high level!”

Kennedy Moone, Iowa Western, Volleyball for 6 years.

Reason for choosing this college: “The coaches are amazing and the school just felt right.”

Parker Hylok, Johnson County Community College, Soccer 14

Reason for choosing this college: “There is a great culture surrounding the sport, and it is a highly competitive environment that promotes constant growth.”

Lauren Chick, Midland University Lacrosse 1

Reason for choosing this college: “It was a very welcoming college and team and it felt like it was a really good choice for me.”

Nicholas Kessinger, Morningside University Football 4

Reason for choosing this college: “To further my Athletics.”

Payton Jorczak, Nebraska Wesleyan University Cross Country, Track & Field 4

Reason for choosing this college: “NWU felt right the minute I stepped on campus. The people were really welcoming and they made me feel like I was important and wanted on campus.”

Zaidah Lightener, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Track & Field 4

Reason for choosing this college: “NJIT will set me up for success”

Isaiah O’Brien, Northeast Community College Baseball 11

Reason for choosing this college: “To get drafted.”

Kamryn Exner, Simpson College Basketball 10

Reason for choosing this college: “Simpson has a very successful program and the coaches there were super welcoming on my visit.”

Morgan Bode, University Of South Dakota Volleyball 6

Reason for choosing this college: “I just loved the coaches and the community! I felt an instant connection.”

Lauren Medeck, University of South Dakota Volleyball 9-10

Reason for choosing this college: “When I visited it felt like home, and it’s close enough so my family can come watch.”

Landon Slykhuis, Waldorf University Soccer 15

Reason for choosing this college: “Dedicated Professors who care about their students as well as passionate students and athletes with great attitudes.”

Emma Grzywa, University of Wisconsin River Falls Lacrosse 5 years

Reason for choosing this college: “When i first toured the school, it felt like home, everyone was so welcoming and i immediately felt like this is a place i could go.”

Jenna Eggertsen, Nebraska Wesleyan University Soccer 12 years

Reason for choosing this college: “I am attending NWU because I love how welcoming they are and how much joy the school has brought me already!”

Haley Anderson, Central Community College Softball 13

Reason for choosing this college: “I plan to attend CCC because the Coaches and Players immediately made me feel at home and it was a great fit for me. I’m ready to attend in the fall and get on the field with great girls!”

Morgan Miller, Bellevue University Soccer 14 years

Reason for choosing this college: “I decided to attend bellevue university so I can continue playing the sport I love with my best friends!”

Jacob Young, Nebraska Wesleyan University Track & Field 5 years

Reason for choosing this college: “The culture of the track team is very family-oriented.”

Kaylie McNeill, Grand Canyon University ice hockey 8

Reason for choosing this college: “I chose GCU because I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to go to school in a place like Phoenix, Arizona. It’s a beautiful school that caters to both my academic and athletic needs.”

Baylor Gregory, Des Moines Area Community College Softball all four years

Reason for choosing this college: “Amazing softball program and not far away from home and my friends.”

Xavier Mallow, Bellevue University Cross Country, Track & Field 6

Reason for choosing this college: “I like the coaches, and it was the best financial decision for me.”

Kaitlyn Swartz, University of Kansas Cross Country, Track & Field 6

Reason for choosing this college: “I am attending the University of Kansas because it offers me both academic and athletic opportunities to help me grow in my future.”

Kyla Dyrstad, Morningside University Volleyball 11

Reason for choosing this college: “Felt like home right when I got to campus. Everyone was super welcoming.”

Ava Jellen, Missouri Western State University Soccer 12 years

Reason for choosing this college: “The campus is beautiful and it’s the perfect distance from home.”

Drew Darnold, Northwestern College Soccer 13 total 3 in high school

Reason for choosing this college: “I wanted a place that checked all of my boxes: Athletics, academics, and faith.”

Jessica Spence, Missouri Valley College Lacrosse 7

Reason for choosing this college: “The area feels so safe and welcoming.”

 

 

Abby Butterfield, Northwest Missouri State University Dance team 17

Reason for choosing this college: “Dance team, people, town, environment.”

 

Savannah Meadows, Midland University Dance 15

Reason for choosing this college: “I love the small campus and the atmosphere.”

*ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE ATHLETES.

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