Seventeen Walton student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the most ever at Walton to sign during one signing period. Each of these current Raiders participated in the Signing Night event in the Media Center at Walton on Wednesday evening, sharing their past successes and future plans with family, friends, coaches, and teammates.
These talented individuals include baseball players Jason Avers (Appalachian State), Michael Guldberg (Georgia Tech), Chris Rolick and Forest Wilson (Georgia College & State University), and Kaylen Xie (Amherst College); lacrosse players Lindsay Epstein and Riley Ewing (Ohio State University), Nikki Torres (UMass-Amherst), and Mary Catherine Kreider (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); rowers Duke Brady (US Naval Academy) and Maggie Sweeden (Northeastern University); soccer player Casey Wertz (University of Alabama); swimmers Evan Arsenault (UNC-Wilmington) and Emma Cole (UNC-Chapel Hill); diver Josh Getty (University of Georgia); tennis player Elizabeth Norman (James Madison University); and volleyball player Dalaney Hans (University of Miami).
Three Walton Raider football players and two soccer players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. The February signing date, reserved for these two sports, saw soccer players Helen Dyer sign with the University of Delaware Blue Hens and Delaney Erwin with the Georgia Bulldogs in a morning ceremony in the Walton Media Center in the company of family, coaches, and teammates. In an evening ceremony in the Media Center for the football players, Clark Kent signed with the Lindenwood University Lynx, Blake Landon with the Rhodes College Lynx, and Addison Shoup signed with the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.
Eleven Raider student-athletes signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college during Spring Signing Night in the Walton Media Center on Wednesday, April 12. These 11 include football player Jaelin Bumper (Indiana State University), lacrosse player Jackson Kohler (Young Harris College), soccer player Greg Stratton (Missouri State University), swimmers Gabbie Gauntt (University of Tampa) and Gatlin Saylors (Catawba College), diver Kyle Hudon (Auburn University), tennis players Grace Gaskins (Millsaps College), Rahul Rajib Bharadwaj Das (New York University), and Alex McNeel (Texas Christian University), and track & field athletes Jay Judge (Harvard University) and Nick Peeples (Davidson College). Their signings bring the total number of Walton seniors who have signed this year to 33.
Congratulations to each of these tremendous student-athletes on all of their hard work and accomplishments that have afforded them the chance to continue their athletic careers in college, and thank you for the positive way you have represented Walton High School.