Athletes Commit to Colleges and Universities on National Signing Day

Female Lamar HS lacrosse player lands most unusual scholarship offer of the year


Lamar HS student Sara Holland signing a letter of intent from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Almost 100 HISD student athletes signed letters of intent for colleges and universities on Feb. 6, National Signing Day.

High school seniors of both genders have been offered athletic scholarships in a wide variety of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, track and field, swimming, softball, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, and golf.

Perhaps the most unusual offer this year is a lacrosse scholarship that has been extended to Lamar HS student Sara Holland from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

HISD Athletics Programs Administrator Scott Crawford noted that lacrosse is the only non-UIL-supported sport to elicit a scholarship offer this year, “so that’s a real tribute to Dr. McSwain and the lacrosse coaches. It says a lot about the strength of Lamar’s program.”

Eight members of Lamar’s champion football team also signed letters of intent that day. Madison, Reagan, Sharpstown, and Westside high schools also had strong showings in the football category.

National Signing Day is the first day that students can legally sign a letter of intent to play sports for particular colleges or universities, under National Collegiate Athletic Association rules.

To view a list of signees and their prospective colleges, click here (.pdf).