South Eugene honors 20 student athlete signees

Axe athletes competing in a variety of sports at the next level were honored in a signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: May 23, 2019 12:52 AM

Eugene, Ore. -- On Wednesday, May 22nd, 20 student-athletes from South Eugene high school were recognized in a ceremony honoring their accomplishments in signing letters of intent to play at the college level. The group was headlined by a number of division I athletes, including defending 6A state champion sprinter, Elise Unruh-Thomas, who committed to run track at Washington State University. Some other D-I athletes included Mya Kaperick, who will throw at the University of Minnesota, while Simon Park will run at Harvard. 

Three members of the South Eugene soccer team committed together, all headed to Humboldt State University as a group, while other teammates like Gustav Verdouw and Loic Fauquembergue committed to Santa Barbara City College and Westminster College, respectively. 

The Axe football team, who enjoyed a turnaround after moving down to the 5A, also saw signees in lineman Jahi Richardson, who is going to play at Southern Oregon, while James DeGrange will be playing at Linfield. Coleman McAnich, a standout for South Eugene basketball, will be playing close to home at Northwest Christian University. 

Those 20 seniors represent 8 different sports. 

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