Wednesday, March 14, 2012
School history was made last week as two Osage athletes signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level. Summer Dean and Crystan Shafer became the first Lady Indians to play soccer and golf at the collegiate level.
Summer Dean accepted a scholarship to play soccer at Central Methodist University, making her the first Lady Indian soccer player moving on to collegiate play.
Last spring was the inaugural season for Lady Indian soccer and Dean was a first-year standout for the team.
Dean has been named to All-Conference and All-District teams in volleyball, basketball, track and soccer and has received numerous individual honors including appearances in the MSHSAA State Track and Field competition for pole vault.
Crystan Shafer accepted a scholarship to play golf for Missouri Valley College in the fall. MO Valley is an NAIA school located in Marshall.
Shafer joined the Lady Indians in her sophomore year and has had great success while improving her game. This past fall, she qualified to participate in the district and sectional tournaments, and this past fall she advanced to the state competition.
In Camdenton, Kristie Lotz signed a letter of intent to play for John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. JBU is an NAIA school.
Lotz joined the Lady Lakers as a novice and worked her way to being the school’s No. 2 singles player and a part of the No.1 doubles team last fall. She’s received post-season conference and district honors for her play and will be a solid addition to the program, according to JBU Director of Athletics Robyn Daugherty.