The John Cooper School's Athletics Department held a final signing ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Friday, April 30, in the Dunlap Gymnasium, to recognize three senior athletes who will be competing at the college level in the fall of 2021.
Cooper students, parents, faculty, coaches, and teammates joined Athletic Director John Hoye to honor the student-athletes who will compete in football, track and field, and cross country.
"These athletes have all worked hard while at Cooper and we join them in celebrating their successes," Hoye said. "We wish them all the very best and look forward to following their college athletic careers."
Will Corson will represent Chapman University in Orange, Calif. on the football field. Katie Drake will run cross country at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and Rice University in Houston welcomes Amarachukwu Oguchi on the track and field team. These three athletes join 13 Dragons from the Class of 2021, who signed earlier at signing days in November and February.
They are Grant Carter, golf, Mary Hardin-Baylor University; Ben DeLoit, sprint football, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Adelaide Herman, diving, Williams College; AJ Harrell, volleyball, South Dakota School of Mines; Anthony Giannette, baseball, Louisiana Tech; Will McDermott, cross country, Rice University; James McKenzie, tennis, Haverford College: Will Nath, baseball, Nichols College; Ajailah Ogiemwonyi, basketball, Garden City Community College; Jack O'Riordan, track and field, Lehigh University; Jake Peterson, football, University of Pennsylvania; Jacob Rebrook, baseball, Pepperdine University; and Nathan Weisoly, baseball, Dickinson College.
4/20 hosted Cooper Invitational
Girls 5th place • Boys 5th place
Coach Rod Gold: Congratulations to Tillie Claggett who shot 73 to finish Runner-up for Individual Girls Medalist honors. Grant Carter shot a 72 to gather third place Medalist honors, while teammate Daniel Zou shot a 73 for a fourth-place Individual Medalist honor on the boys side.
I am very appreciative of the opportunity to work with our boys and girls golf teams this year. It was exciting and fun to watch them. We saw some incredible golf this year including Tillie Claggett shooting a Personal Best 67 at the St. John's Invitational. We had several players consistently scoring in the Top 5 of each tournament. Coach Sherman and I are looking forward to witnessing the continued growth of all our golfers as the potential for next year is substantial. Go Dragons!
4/19 vs St. John's*
Girls 4-1 L • Boys 3-2 W
Coach Jill DelRio: The boys team faced a challenging St. John's team – their toughest match this season – and rallied to win 3-2. The girls had some tough competition as well, with Marielle Suber showing her talent and depth by defeating one of the best players in the South Zone Conference. Overall, the girls fell short but played some beautiful tennis and shoed they might just win the next round against St. John's.
4/23 vs Episcopal High School*
Girls 5-0 W • Boys 5-0 W
Coach Jill DelRio: Dragon boys and girls won easily against Episcopal on senior night.
SPC Record: Girls 5-3 • Boys 6-1
VARSITY TRACK & FIELD
Next up for Dragon Track & Field:
April 30-May 1 at SPC South Zone, St. John's
VARSITY GIRLS SOFTBALL
4/20 at Houston Christian* • 12-10 L
4/22 at Cypress Christian* • 13-12 L
Next up for Dragon Girls Softball:
April 30 vs St. Andrew's*, 5 p.m. (last conference game of the season)
VARSITY BOYS BASEBALL
4/23 at St. John's* • 6-2 L
4/24 vs. Kinkaid* • 4-1 L
Next up for Dragon Boys Baseball:
April 26 at Woodlands Christian, 6 p.m. SENIOR NIGHT