by Aiden Mihill
Wednesday was National Signing Day, where students from across the country sign letters of intent to play for their colleges. Lassiter honored their fall and winter sports, and cheered as 7 Trojans signed to colleges.
Swim and Dive led off, and had 3 Lady Trojans sign to universities. Allison Brown committed to Georgia Tech, Francie Carson signed to UGA, and Bridget O’Shaughnessy committed to Army West Point. The 2-time defending state champion Trojans continue their swim and dive season throughout the winter.
Next, 3 time letterman Ellie Kean took the stage to commit to North Georgia. The back-to-back champion softball team finished their season with a victory over River Ridge.
David Panone, representing Lassiter wrestling, signed onto Belmont Abbey, a D-2 school in North Carolina. Panone went 143-10 as a Trojan, and was named a Fargo All American. Wrestling continues their season throughout the winter, closing in early February.
Volleyball was the last sport to come to the stage, sending 2 seniors to universities. Katie Bochniak signed on to attend Troy, a university in Alabama (fittingly named the Trojans). Katie had over 2000 assists and appeared in multiple State championship games for the Trojans. Kate Kudlak, who was a key piece to the Trojans’ deep postseason runs, committed to Colorado School of Mines, a D-2 school. Volleyball ended their season with a loss to Sequoyah in the state semifinals.