Victoria, Texas -
College sports signings at three different places in the area Wednesday.
West softball's MVP, signing with a college Wednesday afternoon. Breeana Young, signing a commitment letter with Southwestern Assemblies Of God University in Waxahachie. Young, a second team All-District pick this spring as a pitcher, helping the Warriors make the playoffs for the first time in seven years. I talked with Breeana and West softball head coach John White.
Said Young, "I've actually grown up my whole life always wanting to play college softball. It's really exciting and I can't wait to play."
Said coach White, "It's huge, especially since this is only my second year building up the program and what's expected and what's accomplished by our athletes. It's huge for the program."
Then I was at Victoria College, where sophomore volleyball right-side hitter Kate Sexton of Palacios signs with Texas Lutheran University. Sexton was a key player on the Pirates' league championship teams the past two years, and she was a four-year All-District selection for the Sharkettes. I talked with Kate Sexton.
"It's really exciting. I've been working toward this since my freshman year of high school. I've always wanted to play college ball through all four years. This is a big opportunity to be able to play for a D-3 college."
Wednesday morning, Victoria College signs its first men's basketball player for its new team that will compete in the NJCAA starting in August. Khaliyl Barnes signs with the Pirates after being a three-year starter for Edna. He was a two-time first team All-District pick for the Cowboys and helped lead them to the district title last year, their first district boys hoops crown in nine years.