More than 40 Shawnee Mission students commit to college athletics on National Signing Day

Kimberly Hodnett celebrated with her family after signing to play volleyball at Highland Community College next year. Photo credit SM North office.

Shawnee Mission high schools on Wednesday were the scenes of celebration for 44 students who participated in National Signing Day, formally committing to college athletics programs.

This spring’s National Signing Day participants were:

Shawnee Mission East

SM East soccer players (from left) Samuel Thompson, Tommy Nelson and Collyn Lowry pose with coach Jamie Kelly. Photo credit SM East soccer.
  • Tyler Cunningham, Swimming, Western Illinois University
  • Aidan Holbrook, Swimming, Iona College
  • Tommy Nelson, University of Rochester, Soccer
  • Isabelle Smith, Swimming, University of Denver
  • Jessie Stindt, Track and Field, Iowa State University
  • Samuel Thompson, Soccer, Rockhurst University
  • Carter Trippel, Football, Southwestern College

Shawnee Mission North

SM North’s Joely Merriman set school records in the freestyle. Photo credit SM North office.
  • Joely Merriman, Swimming, Arizona State University
  • Kaylee Hernandez, Cheerleading, Ottawa University
  • Destiny Parker, Cheerleading, Ottawa University
  • Joseph Coddington, Cross Country/Track, Washburn University
  • Cassie Raines, Cross Country/Track, Missouri Western
  • Brad Barr, Football, Missouri Valley College
  • Adrian Garcia, Baseball, St. Mary’s University
  • Alejandro Torres, Baseball, St. Mary’s University
  • Tanner Willmon, Baseball, Morning Side College
  • Reese Sila, Football, Ottawa
  • Nate McCoy, Football, Ottawa
  • James Cameron, Swimming, Chowan University
  • Tianna Vervoort, Volleyball, Friends University – Volleyball
  • Kimberly Hodnett, Volleyball, Highland Community College
  • Chanelle Boldridge, Volleyball, Southwest Baptist University
SM Northwest’s Megan Nugent is headed to JCCC to play basketball. Photo credit SMNW Athletics.

Shawnee Mission Northwest

  • Eden Fridlington, Soccer, Avila University
  • Maggie Habben, Rowing, University of Kansas
  • Byron (BJ) Harvey, Football, Baker University
  • Hannah Hill, Soccer, Avila
  • Abigail Kelly-Salo, Track and Field, University of Texas-Arlington
  • Jack Lammers, Soccer, Simpson College
  • Jordann Nachbar, Basketball, Ottawa University
  • Megan Nugent, Soccer, Johnson County Community College
  • Austin White, Football, Moorpark Community College
  • Elizabeth White, Soccer, Case Western Reserve University

Shawnee Mission South

The SM South tennis team congratulated JD Norton for committing to play at Baker University. Photo credit SM South Tennis.
  • JD Norton, Tennis, Baker University
  • Kylie Hance, Tennis, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Margo Hunter, Rowing, University of Kansas
  • Audrey Reynolds, Dance, Coffeyville Community College
  • Luke Rushik, Baseball, Greenville University

Shawnee Mission West

Zayvion Ray is headed to Baker University next year to play football. Photo credit SM West Athletics.
  • Kayla Henrie, Soccer, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Mason McGinnis, Soccer, Benedictine
  • Branson Billinger, Football, Fort Hays State
  • Terrion Brewer, Football, William Penn
  • Zayvion Ray, Football, Baker
  • Byron Sherwin, Football, University of Central Missouri
  • Lauren and Lindsey Hattaway (twins), Beach Volleyball, Florida International