Six Fayetteville athletes sign college letters of intent this week

Hadley Spresser signed with Nyack college to play Volleyball at an assembly held at Fayetteville High School Wednesday. Spresser is one of six local athletes to sign letters of intent to play a sport in college this week.

The early signing period for several NCAA sports is underway this week, and six Fayetteville athletes have signed on to continue their playing days in college.

Fayetteville High School held a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the school, where five athletes signed letters of intent with Universities around the country.

Baseball player Thomas Broyles signed to play at Dallas Baptist University, Luke Long signed with Souther Illinois-Edwardsville to play golf, Hadley Spresser signed with Nyack College to play volleyball, Annalee Chitwood signed with Westminster to play volleyball, and Payton Willis signed on to play basketball at Vanderbilt.

On Thursday, Haas Haas Academy student Antonio Thomas signed with Missouri State University to continue his education as a swimmer for the Tigers.

Antonio, who also swims for the Razorback Aquatic club “Aquahawgs,” is the first Haas Hall athlete to sign with a Division 1 program in the school’s 11-year history.

“We are proud to celebrate Antonio’s academic and athletic accomplishments. Antonio embodies what it means to be a true scholar athlete,” said Haas Hall Superintendent Martin Schoppmeyer.

Congrats to all the local student athletes on their success.