*UPDATE: As of May 15, six additional student athletes have committed to play collegiate athletics – 22% of All Saints' senior class.
Bleu Bannister, Equestrian Polo – Texas A&M University. Bannister has been at All Saints’ for two years while competing nationally and internationally for four years. He was awarded Best Horseman in 2017 & 2018. Bannister was also recruited by Yale University, Cornell University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, University of California – Santa Barbara, and Colorado State. He plans to pursue his Biomedical Science and Veterinarian Medicine degree.
Derrick Ferguson, Football – Greenville College. Derrick has been at All Saints’ for two years. He is a two-sport student-athlete, also competing as a member of All Saints’ Men’s Basketball team. He will study mechanical engineering and also received offers from the University of New England and Mount St. Joseph University.
Sophia Leidner, Cross Country and Track & Field – Baylor University. Sophia is a Lifetime Saint having attended All Saints’ since kindergarten. She is four-sport student-athlete, competing on All Saints’ Cross Country, Field Hockey, Women’s Soccer, and Track & Field teams. During her time in Track & Field, Leidner set the 1600m and 3200m School records. She earned TAPPS 6A All-State honors in Cross Country, and Academic All-State honors in Cross Country and Track & Field in 2018-2019.
Jackson McKechnie, Trap Shooting – Virginia Tech.
Nick Moore, Football – Orange Coast College. Nick is a Lifetime Saint having attended All Saints’ since Kindergarten. He also competed as a member of All Saints’ Wrestling team and played on a club Ice Hockey team. Nick will pursue a degree in Sports Management and received offers from Texas Wesleyan and University of New England, among others.
Marissa Neal, Volleyball – Wiley College. Marissa has attended All Saints’ for four years. She has competed on All Saints’ Varsity Volleyball team for three years and helped lead the Saints to the 2017 TAPPS 5A State Championship while receiving 2nd Team All-District honors. In 2019, Neal was named TAPPS 6A 1st Team All-District.
All Saints' celebrated ten student athletes this morning who committed to play athletics at the collegiate level. Please join us in congratulating these seniors on their success in the classroom and on the field.
Edward Bautista, Jr., Football – University of North Texas. Bautista has been at All Saints' for two years and is a two-year letterman. He is a two-sport student-athlete, also competing as a member of All Saints' Track & Field team. As a versatile member of the Saints' defensive line, Bautista finished among the top three in total tackles and sacks in 2018. He was named TAPPS Division I 1st Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention in 2018. Other offers include the United States Naval Academy, Midwestern State University and Southwest Baptist University, among others.
Bridget Bearden, Trap Shooting – Schreiner University. Bearden began shooting trap with a local club in August 2015 and won her first championship in October 2015. In 2016 she was named the Texas State Champion Lady and the High All-Around Lady (shooting in three disciplines of trap). In 2018 she took the 4-H Ladies Champion title at the SALE shoot and was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Bearden has accumulated over 80 Championship titles with her coach, Brian Burrows. Bearden plans to pursue a Pre-Veterinarian degree at Schreiner University, where she received a four-year shooting and academic scholarship.
David Beck, Football – Colorado School of Mines. Beck has been at All Saints' for six years and is a two-sport student-athlete, also competing as a member of All Saints' Track & Field team. A three-year letterman and starter on the offensive line, Beck received TAPPS Division I 1st Team All-District and 1st Team All-State honors in 2018. He helped lead the offensive line - a group named as the Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2016 and 2017. Other offers include Rice University, Southwestern University, Southwest Baptist University, Sewanee and Trinity University, among others.
Cedric Bowman, Baseball – Trinity University. Bowman has been at All Saints' for four years and is a three-year letterman. He has also competed as a runner on All Saints' Cross Country team and has served as a student-trainer. Bowman has anchored the Saints' outfield for three years and earned TAPPS Division II 2nd Team All-District honors in 2018. He received additional interest from University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College and University of Incarnate Word.
Matthew Daniel, Football – Southwest Baptist University. Daniel has been at All Saints' for one year. He is a two-sport student-athlete, also competing as a member of All Saints' Track & Field team, throwing shotput and discus. Daniel was recruited to play on the defensive line and received additional interest from Texas A&M University-Commerce, Stephen F. Austin State University, Midwestern State University and the University of New England.
Easton Fehler, Football – Southwestern University. Fehler is a Lifetime Saint and a three-sport student-athlete, also competing as a three-year letterman for All Saints' Men's Basketball and Baseball teams. He earned All-Conference recognition in basketball in 2017, was named TAPPS 5A 2nd Team All-District in 2018 and was voted captain for the 2018-2019 basketball season. In football, Fehler received TAPPS Division I All-District Honorable Mention honors and was recruited as defensive back. Other offers include Austin College, Hendrix College and University of Rochester, among others.
Michael Flores, Football – Dartmouth College. Flores has attended All Saints' for seven years. He is a three-sport student-athlete, also competing as a member of the All Saints' Basketball and Track & Field teams. Flores is a four-year letterman in all three sports. He has been a leader among the offensive line - a group named as the Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2016 and 2017, and was named TAPPS 2nd Team All-State in 2018. Flores was also named Academic All-State as a senior. Other offers include Bucknell University and Columbia University, among others.
Hank Greathouse, Football – University of Tulsa. Greathouse has been at All Saints' for three years. He is a two-sport student athlete, also competing as a member of All Saints' Track & Field team, throwing shotput and discus. Greathouse plays on the defensive line - a group that was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2017, and played on the Saints' 2016 State Championship team. Greathouse received additional interest from Hendrix College, Southwest Baptist University, Midwestern State University and Southwest Minnesota State University.
Jordan Jones, Football – Trinity University. Jones is a Lifetime Saint and a two-sport student athlete, also competing on the All Saints' Track & Field team in the 200m. He is a two-year letterman in football having played offense and defense, and a four-year letterman in Track & Field. Jones will play wide receiver at Trinity University. He also received offers from Gettysburg College and Sewanee.
Thomas "T" Loffland, Football – Trinity University. Loffland is a Lifetime Saint and a two-sport student-athlete, also competing as a four-year letterman on the Saints' Baseball team as an outfielder. In football, Loffland played wide receiver and defensive back, showcasing his athleticism on both sides of the ball. Loffland received additional interest from Princeton University, Sewanee, Rhodes College, Hendrix College and Gettysburg College, among others.
Four seniors already signed their letters of intent in the fall:
Ashton Mares, Beach Volleyball – Tulane University. Mares has been at All Saints' for five years. She has been a member of the Varsity Volleyball team for four years and was named All-Conference in the Southwest Preparatory Conference as a sophomore. Ashton garnered multiple awards during her junior year including TAPPS 5A District I Most Valuable Player, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-State, Academic All-State, and was named to the 5A All-Tournament Team in leading the Saints to a TAPPS 5A State Championship. During the 2017 season, Mares finished with 83 Aces (3rd in School history for a season), 823 Digs (2nd in School history for a season), and set the School record for Kills in a season with 701. She also ranks in the top four in School history for career Kills, Digs and Aces. As a senior, Ashton was named TAPPS 6A District 1 Offensive Most Valuable Player, 1st Team All-District and Academic All-State.
Jacob Speaker, Baseball – Texas Christian University. Jacob is a Lifetime Saint and has attended All Saints’ since kindergarten. As a 4-year letterman, Jacob has played a key role in the Saints’ success as the starting shortstop as well as a relief pitcher. As a junior, he earned 2018 TAPPS Division II 1st Team All-District honors and was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year. Jacob also received interest from the University of Texas at Arlington, Yale University, and Columbia University.
Mason Speaker, Baseball – Texas Christian University. Mason is a Lifetime Saint and has attended All Saints’ since kindergarten. As a 4-year letterman, Mason has anchored the Saints’ defense as the starting catcher and is a pitcher in the Saints’ starting rotation. In 2018, he earned TAPPS Division II 1st Team All-District and Academic All-State honors as well as TAPPS Division II All-District Defensive Player of the Year. Speaker was also named the team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. Mason received additional interest from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Tech University, Yale University, and Columbia University.
Matthew Tieding, Baseball – Arkansas Tech University. Matthew has attended All Saints’ for five years. He is a 4-year letterman who has been a dominant force in the Saints’ pitching rotation. Matthew earned 2017 Southern Preparatory Conference All-Conference honors as a pitcher. In 2018, he was named TAPPS Academic All-State and was recognized as TAPPS Division II 1st Team All-State and Division II Pitcher of the Year. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2018. Other offers included Hendrix College and Harding University.