Wednesday was National Signing Day for prep athletes to sign on with colleges and universities around the country. Area student-athletes made their commitments in many sports including football, soccer, volleyball, baseball, track and more.  

Local signings (included):

Craig James, cornerback (Edwardsville Tigers) – University of Minnesota

Two C.M. Eagles football players signed:

Zach Klaustermeier – Northwest Missouri State

Kyle Kirkpatrick – McKendree University


Alton Lady Redbirds soccer signings:

Harley James – Vanderbilt University

Abby Stutz – McKendree University

Dakota Steiner – College of Charleston (SC)

Carlee Shane – Milliken University (Decatur)  


More girls soccer signings:

C.M.’s Lindsey Fencel – SIUE

Marquette’s Caroline Hoefert – SIUE

Marquette’s Danielle Huber – Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Roxana's Anna Whitaker - Lewis & Clark

Edwardsville's Tessa Wagner - Lewis & Clark