By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
Mullen took the latest national signing day to the 10th power, as in 10 student-athletes inking deals to compete in college on Wednesday.
The current group represents competitors in seven sports and their destinations range from the prestigious Ivy League to community college.
--- Liv Jean Beckish signed to play volleyball at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
Three-year letter winner … all-Centennial League second team …All-State Academic first team … Cup Cake Club … 3.7 grade-point average … will major in business.
---Nicholas David Bond signed to play lacrosse at Washington College, Chestertown, Md.
Two-time Mustangs offensive player of the year … all-league honorable mention … 3.5 GPA … will major in business.
--- James Daniel Galligan signed to swim at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.
Three-time state qualifier … Golden Goggles Award (team MVP) past two seasons … All-Academic first team … Core leader, Torch Award, subject awards in physical science, biology and chemistry … 3.58 GPA … undeclared major.
--- Octavia Kiomara Gomez signed for distance running at Benedictine College in Atchison Kan.
Four letters in cross country, three to date in track and field … helped Mustangs to runner-up finish in state track and qualified for state cross country the past fall … Two-time Academic All-State, Running Lane Gold Team … National Honor Society, NHS Social Studies, subject awards in English, anatomy, algebra and advanced-placement history … mock trial state champion and national qualifier … homecoming royalty, student ambassador, pro-life club … 4.2 GPA … will major in biology and psychology.
--- Hunter Joseph Lay signed to play football at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
First team all-league … Mustangs Iron Man Award … second team all-league in basketball … suffered a shoulder surgery that permitted hom to play only one football game as a senior … first team all-Academic …3.84 GPA … will major in business.
--- Kameron Keith Lewis signed to play football at Fort Lewis in Durango.
Four-year letter winner … all-league second team both offensively and defensively, wide receiver and defensive back … 3.0 GPA … will major in exercise science.
--- Onaliaga Jadzia Medina signed to play softball at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala…. four-year letter winner … first team all-Centennial … two-time all-Academic … 3.0 GPA … undecided on a major.
--- Amy Rae O’Connell signed for distance running at American University in Washington, D.C.
Three letters in track and field, four in cross country … two-time Mullen Student-Athlete of the Week, Centennial League athlete of the month, Milesplit athlete of the week … Track MVP, all-state honorable mention the past spring, twice finished within the top 25 at state cross country …
SADD Club president, Core Leader, Peak Performance Running Club … NHS, NHS Latin, NHS Social Studies … 4.4 GPA … will major in public health.
--- Hayden Benjamin Woodruff signed to play football at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
All-league multiple times, all-state twice … also competed in wrestling and track and field …
3.62 GPA … will major in mechanical engineering.
--- Cayden Anthony Wynn signed to play football at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kan.
All-league honorable mention … study skills subject award … will major in sports medicine.