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Solon Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Four student-athletes signed letters of intention to play at colleges in Ohio, Oklahoma, New York and Arizona

Four Solon High School athletes decided on their collegiate destinations Wednesday and let family, friends and coaches witness part of the process.

For National Letter of Intent Day, the students made their choices official by signing their letters in an assembly hosted in the atrium.

Here are the athletes and where they will be attending college in 2013:

  • Anthony Collica, wrestler, signed a letter to attend Oklahoma State University.
  • Brandon Thompson, wrestler, signed a letter to attend Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

"They've already won two state titles, and they both won 124 matches," Solon Wrestling coach Tony DiGiovani said. "These two guys are Solon Wrestling for the past three years ... They're the leaders in our room, they're the leaders when we go places.

"They're the people that people come to watch."

  • Kristi Tekavec, volleyball, signed a letter to attend Fordham University in Bronx, NY.

"She has been a four-year starter for us," Solon Volleyball coach Missy Fitz-Gerald said. "Also, in those four years she has been, three out of four years, first-team all-district, first team all conference, and her senior year, she was named MVP of our conference."

  • Martha Thompson, girls basketball, signed a letter to attend Xavier University in Cincinnati.

"She is a talented, young athelete and has all the potential in the world to be successful at that next level," Solon Girls Basketball coach Trish Kruse said. "I think Martha had two goals set for herself this year: One was to sign for a Division I school this year. The other one is to win a state championship this year.

"With the right efforts and the right attitudes that, mentally, she displays throughout the day and throughout the year, we have an opportunity to do that."

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