High School Sports

National signing period sends local athletes to the college ranks

Belleville West senior EJ Liddell signs a national letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio State University.
Belleville West senior EJ Liddell signs a national letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio State University.

The National Letter of Intent college signing period ended Wednesday.

Several metro-east high school athletes put their verbal commitments in ink starting last Wednesday, notably Belleville West senior EJ Liddell, who will play NCAA Division-I basketball at Ohio State University. He and many others are listed below.

If an athlete at your school or in your family signed an NLI in the last week, and are not on this list, please send the athletes name, high school, sport and the college to teschman@bnd.com.

Photos also are welcome for publication at bnd.com.

The next signing period for football players is from Dec. 19 through 21.

Basketball

PLAYERHIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
EJ LiddellBelleville WestOhio State



Baseball

Payne WaldmandHighlandDanville CC
Jacob WillisHighlandKaskaskia CC
Shane WilhelmColumbiaMissouri
Evan GrayBelleville EastArkansas

Softball

Taylor DownenWaterlooQuincy
Sophie HeckNashvilleWabash Valley
Ashley SchloerO’FallonSt. Cloud State
Alyssa KrauszBelleville EastTallahassee (Fla) CC
Jackie BelzerBelleville EastGreenfield College

Soccer

Kennedy JonesColumbiaSEMO
Emma HensleyEdwardsvilleMissouri State
Courtney VollmerBelleville WestSIUE

Bowling

Lauren TomaszewskiO’FallonStephen F. Austin State

Track and Field

Kate MartiHighlandMaryville U.
Jenna SchwartzWaterlooMissouri

Tennis

Madison FeickWaterlooMissouri Baptist

Wrestling

Noah SurtinEdwardsvilleMIssouri
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