Weatherford Democrat


June 23, 2013

Area schools spawn bumper crop of next-level athletes in 2013


“I’ve been coaching these kids for two years,” said Peaster head volleyball coach Autumn Threet, speaking recently at the signing celebration for Shalie Case, the fourth volleyball player to commit. “I think it’s just now hitting me emotionally that I’m losing these girls.

“They are very special kids and I know they are all going to be very successful at college.”

Threet, who took over the Peaster volleyball program two years ago after a stint at Springtown, expressed delight in being an influence to help the foursome to continue their educational and athletic careers.

“I think this is very impressive,” she said. “I have never seen four teammates go on to a college scholarship, especially at a [Class] 2A school. I’m just extremely proud.”

Threet, who actively helped the girls through the process of establishing next-level contacts, is resolved to help send more of her players to play college ball and hopes [this year’s commits] will pave the way to further promote  the conception that kids from “smaller schools” can indeed play at the college level.

Student-Athlete            Sport               From       Destination

Ciandra Seabourn Volleyball              Springtown         Vernon College

Shay Phillips Baseball             Brock         Wharton County College

Jordan Harvey Volleyball             Weatherford         Williams Baptist College

Morgan Ashmore Softball             Brock         Howard Payne University

Shambry Sanders                 Softball             Brock         Western Texas College

Thomas Loving Football             Springtown          Central Arkansas University

Willie Gibson Football             Aledo             Tyler College

Lexi Barton Soccer             Aledo         Washburn University

Pate Davis Football             Aledo         Air Force Academy

Bailey Scott Soccer             Aledo University of Louisiana/Lafayette

Willie Maloney Soccer                     Aledo         Austin College

Hayden Davis Football           Weatherford         Malone University

Tawnye Bramlett Softball           Weatherford         Hill College

Caleb Frysinger Football             Aledo              S’western Assemblies of God U.

Travis Gough Tennis             Aledo           McMurray University

Ashley Smith Volleyball             Aledo           Cameron University

Emily Ditmore Softball     Weatherford College          Univ. of Central Oklahoma

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