34 SHS Senior Athletes Sign Letter of Intent

In the 2023-2024 school year, Stillwater High School had 34 of its athletes sign letters of intent to play college sports. 

Out of the 34 athletes, eight of them decided to stay home and play for Oklahoma State University. While others are playing at other Oklahoma schools or others across the country. 

The fall sports, which consists of baseball, softball, volleyball and football, had a combined 14 athletes commit to college sports. The headlines of these are Infielder Owen Coil committing to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as four football seniors playing for the Cowboys.  

In volleyball, Alyssa Bartlett signed with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, Jade Gosney is heading to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville and Caeli Schaffer went to Seminole State College in Seminole, Oklahoma. In softball, Addyson Brown and Camryn Westbrook are both headed to Seminole State College to continue their softball career.

The four seniors playing for head coach Mike Gundy are Tight end Josh Ford, running back Holden Thompson and receivers Talon Kendrick and Heston Thompson. Offensive lineman Nolan Latz is committed to play at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.  

In baseball, Catcher Parker Jeffery and pitcher/outfielder Ty Wilson committed to Northern Oklahoma College in Enid. Utility player Chance Acord signed with Cowley County college in Winfield, Kansas. 

Winter sports has had their fair share as headliners as well, with swimmers Avery Littlefield committed to LSU and Gwendolyn Mendez to Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey. Other swimmers going places are Mazie Finch (Northern State University), Sam Waddell (State University of New York) and Campell Elliott (Sterling College).  Three senior Pioneer basketball players, which include Jaylen Christian and Aspen Clarkson for the girls and Trey Tuck for the boys. Christian will head to benedictine college in Atchison, Kansas, while Clarkson will play for Coffeyville Community College. Tuck will stay in Oklahoma as he signed with UCO in Edmond. 

Four other Pioneers are also staying in Stillwater; which include cheerleader Mary O’Neil, Golfers Grant Gudgel and Lucy Darr as well as wrestler J.J McComas. Wrestlers Berick Jordan and Landyn Sommer both committed to OU. Men’s golfers Ty Hyatt signed to UCO and Weston Lacy signed to Seminole State. Two soccer players also had signings, such as Griffin Condley going to Ozark Christian College and Kase Williams going to Tiffin University. 

Two track and cross country runners also made commitments as well, with Sarah Wulfert going to University of Missouri (Kansas City) and Ava Timmons going to Oral Roberts. 

Pioneers had another successful year in the athletic department for turning high school athletes to college athletes.

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