Despite a non-existent 2020 baseball season, Panther power duo, Austin H. and Tregan H. proved their talents to college recruiters and celebrated their commitment to pursuing a higher education and baseball. The two join a trio of Panthers who signed NLI's last November.
Austin will attend Ranger College in Ranger, TX. The three-year varsity letterman and Marucci Elite competitor obtained all-area TAPPS honors in 2020 and a second team all-district seat in 2019. He has been named a Perfect Game All Tournament Team player, 2020 Under Armor Preseason All American, and a Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All American for both 2019 and 2020.
Tregan will venture to Labette Community College in Parson, KS. In recent months, Tregan has been named to the Perfect Game Top Prospect List, received an Area Code invitation from the Texas Rangers for the second year in a row, and voted VYPE Magazine Private School Preseason Player of the Year.
As a sophomore, he was named to the 2019 TAPPS All-District Second Team, named to Top Sophomore Texas Team, lettered on the SPX varsity team, competed in events such as the MLB Commissioners Cup and USA Baseball NTIS. His accomplishments span throughout his younger years and have positioned him for academic and athletic success at the college level.
First Signees of the 2021 Class
In November of this year, three Panthers put pen to paper, committing themselves to the next level.
Macy Matula | Texas A&M University
2-year Panther Veteran, Macy served as team captain for St. Pius X High School as a sophomore and junior. She earned TAPPS Division 1 All-State Second Team and TAPPS All-District 4-1 as a Junior; TAPPS All-District 4-1 as a sophomore. Macy also played with Albion Hurricanes Football Club from 2009-2020. She served as a starter on the AHFC ECNL team that won the North American Cup in 2019 and participated in the United States Federation Market Training from 2014-2017.
Emily Dear | University of Texas- San Antonio
3-year Panther Veteran, Emily served as team caption for our SPX softball varsity team for the 2021 season. She currently plays on the Illusions Gold as an outfielder and as a pitcher. Emily has had a phenomenal career these last few yes and continues to be a positive leader for our team and on and off the field.
Jennifer Schmalz | University of Dallas
3-year Panther Veteran, Jennifer also served as a team captain for varsity softball. Jennifer plays outfield and as a utility player for the BreakAway Speed. You can also find her behind home plate as the catcher. She has been an incredible softball career these last few years at SPX.