Congratulations to CAL seniors, Hope Clark, Nina Dobbs, Rachel Howard, Michael Woodward and Hayden Zimmerer all signed letters of intent yesterday to play at the collegiate level.
The signing ceremony was opened in prayer by superintendent, Tim Greener. CAL Director of Athletics, Brad Morgan, emceed the ceremony and offered congratulations on behalf of the school and athletic department.
“It takes tremendous time and hard work to reach this point,” said AD Morgan. “Very few athletes make it to this day and get to participate in college athletics. God has blessed Christian Academy with not only tremendous athletes, but Godly young men and women. We are extremely proud of all of you.”
Each athlete was recognized by their coach who shared past accomplishments and struggles to get to this day. Parents shared stories about years of playing their sport, while the athletes thanked parents, teammates, coaches, teachers and friends for their support. Many of them acknowledged the time and commitment by their parents to get them to this level.
“I am grateful for the friendships I have made and to CAL for the opportunities it has provided me,” said Rachel Howard. “I’m now a Viking, but I’ll always be a Centurion.”
“Each and every one of you are a huge part of the CAL Athletic program. We want you to know that you will always be a part of the CAL family. We will be praying for you and following your college career. When you leave these walls I challenge you to be a light for Jesus on your campus. God has called you to make a difference.” said AD Morgan.
The ceremony concluded with all 5 athletes officially signing their letters of intent. CAL student athletes signed with the following schools:
Hope Clark, swimming – Asbury University
Nina Dobbs, lacrosse – Berry College
Rachel Howard, swimming – University of Louisville
Michael Woodward, basketball – Lindsey Wilson College
Hayden Zimmerer, golf – University of Dayton