National Signing Day
Cherry Creek High School athletes announce the schools they will be playing at next year
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February 1, 2017 was a historic day at Cherry Creek High School. Seventeen students committed, signing to and signed their letters of intent to continue playing sports in college. It was a full house in the trophy room full of news broadcasters and journalists, parents, students, and coaches, all of whom were there to congratulate the commits on their hard work.
Playing one sport in college is difficult, but playing two is a whole new level. Cherry Creek has four girls committing to play two sports. Allison Dwinell is playing soccer and basketball; both of the Godfrey twins signed to play lacrosse and field hockey; Charlotte is heading to Denison University, and her sister is going to Dickinson College, finally; Devon Peterson is running Cross Country and Track at Colorado State University.
At the end of the day exhausted beyond belief people should understand that they should never give up,“no matter what, you should always strive to fulfill even your toughest goals in life,” said Dwinell.
Many of the athletes have had the opportunity to grow up with one other, train together, and make each other better as people and athletes. Caitlyn McPherson and Libby Geraghty have played on the same club team for seven years and had the wonderful experience of singing together, side-by-side. They will continue their athletic and academic careers at the University of Colorado, at Boulder.
Three football players, Jack Pezdirtz, Tyler Shaferfer, and Trey Windham, have been playing together or against each other for the past eight years, and now they will be playing together at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
“It is an honor to see everyone’s hard work finally pay off,” said Pezdirtz. He continued by saying,
“It’s definitely going to feel like high school, grinding and putting in work with people that you already know. [It helps that the] chemistry is already there. It’s nice knowing people that understand [the way you play] so you know what work to put in”.
Jonathan Van Diest is an All- American player and commit to the University of Colorado at Boulder for football, which is currently top 20 in the nation. “The most memorable part of my day was being able to look down at all of the tables and see all my teammates; guys smiling and joking around, knowing that we all have an exciting futures ahead,” he said.
Congratulations to everyone who signed, and continue to be the best athletes and students possible.