Six Tigers Sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Day

Lawson Sizemore, Editor-in-Chief

There may not be any high school sports in action right now, but the  future still looks bright for our athletes. November 11th is marked as national signing day, where athletes all over the country sign their letters of intent to the college they will be attending. 

Joliet West was well represented with six athletes signing to go compete at the college level. Those athletes include softball players Lanie Chizmark, Savannah Fierke, Alex Hughes, and baseball players Ty Batusich, Camden Karczewski, and Lucas Coyl. 

  Lanie Chizmark will play at Millikin University, Savannah Fierke will pitch for Western Kentucky University, and Alex Hughes signed her letter of content to the University of Bridgeport. Ty Batusich will catch for Western Kentucky University, Camden Karczewski will play infield for Triton College, and Lucas Coyl will take his talents to McHenry County Community College. 

Savannah Fierke had an amazing varsity career at West, breaking multiple records along the way. When I asked her about how she was feeling on the big day, she responded, “I am so grateful for everyone that has pushed and supported me, I wouldn’t be here without them. I’m sad to say goodbye to Joliet, but I’m ecstatic to continue my career and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Having a signing day gives athletes the sense of accomplishment and shows them that all the hard work they have put into their sport paid off. Ty Batusich has been an outstanding catcher throughout his high school career. Ty stated how important this day was to him by stating, “It was nice to still have a signing day and bring along my family, I thought being with my coaches and Mr. Millsaps was a good representation of my high school career. Thinking that it possibly could have been my last time walking through the building, I was proud to be a Tiger and represent for four years.” 

This was the first of two national signing days, the other will take place later in the second semester. Tiger nation is extremely proud of these athletes, and can’t wait to see what they are able to accomplish in the future. It is always great to see Tigers move on to compete at the next level.