7 senior Lancer athletes sign letters of intent before packed house

Signing (L-R) were Ashley Allegri, Kassey Hughes, Anne Wilman, Chase Hanna, Connor Knabe, Vance Wentz and Clint Dunn.

Seven SM East athletes signed national letters of intent to play college sports next year during a Wednesday signing ceremony in the East library. Wednesday was the first day that senior athletes can sign letters.

The SM East athletes who signed Wednesday are:

  • Ashley Allegri will play volleyball at Missouri Universtiy of Science and Technology; the daughter of Paul and Jill Allegri.
  • Clint Dunn will play soccer at Hobart College in New York; the son of Brad and Dede Dunn.
  • Chase Hanna will play golf for the University of Kansas; the son of William and Tanya Hanna.
  • Kassey Hughes will play softball at the Colorado School of Mines; the daughter of Tim and Kristine Hughes.
  • Connor Knabe will play golf at Kansas State; the son of Billy and Karen Knabe.
  • Vance Wentz will play basketball at Montana State; the son of Dave and Jenny Wentz.
  • Anne Wilman will play golf at Kansas State; the daughter of Steve and Diane Wilman.

Each of their coaches talked about the contributions the athletes had made: several have appeared in state finals or made appearances in national competitions. They all have a variety of other activities at school. The library was packed with parents and students to witness the signing.

Some sports, including football, are not eligible to sign today.

Vance Wentz, in coat and tie, is only the fourth Lancer basketball player to sign with a Division I school in 22 years.