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24 Klein Oak Student-Athletes Participate in 2023 National Signing Day

24 Klein Oak Student-Athletes Participate in 2023 National Signing Day

Twenty-four student-athletes signed letters of intent for the college of their choice today during Klein Oak’s National Signing Day celebration. 

“National Signing Day is a big part of what it’s all about,” Klein Oak Athletic Director Brandon Carpenter said. “Getting to see these young people do the work they had to do to be able to offer them these opportunities is so awesome. Today is the culmination of everything they have been working so hard toward.”

The signing day ceremony recognized many years of hard work and was an emotional day for students, teams, families, and coaches. Senior swimmer Izabella “Bella” Ortiz was excited to share in the festivities of signing day and formally commit to Chapman University.

“I’m excited to be signing today,” she said. “I’m just really excited for this new chapter. I’m going to California, which is completely different, but I’m excited to start at Chapman University. I want to thank my parents because they’ve been through a lot with me, my sister, and all my coaches that have been with me along the way.”

2023 Klein Oak Signing Day

We are so proud of our athletes for choosing where they will continue their academic and athletic careers. Your Klein Family is always cheering you on!

See the list of student-athletes who signed below:

Sierra Dobson | Hendrix | Soccer

Cameryn Johnson | Missouri State | Swim

William Ridley | University of Illinois Chicago | Swim

Izabella Ortiz | Chapman University California | Swim

Savannah Green | Oklahoma Christian | Swim

Lili Ortiz | Trinity Valley | Cheer 

Gracie Campbell | Nicholls State | Volleyball

Tatum Lockhardt | Nicholls State | Volleyball

Maggie Ellender | Lamar Community College | Volleyball 

Elizabeth Kaidasz | Temple University | Rowing 

Carys Luther | University of Texas | Rowing 

Cole McRorey | Lincoln Memorial University | LaCrosse 

Bret Deegan | Amarillo College | Baseball 

Owen Smith | McClennan College | Baseball

Jack Boyd | University of Texas | Cross Country 

Dereck Waite | University of Houston | Cross Country 

Emma Phillips | Texas A&M Commerce | Track 

Alejandra Ramon | University of St. Thomas | Track 

Elizabeth Winkler | Arkansas State | Track 

Kayla Kibble | Sam Houston State University | Track 

Kaleb Black | Arizona State | Football 

McKinley Wilson | Texas A&M Commerce | Football 

Ryne Berger | Colorado State-Pueblo | Football 

Malachi Oldacre | Texas Weslyan | Football 


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