Ali Krediet, Ben Spores and Jonathan Schroeder, from Arlington High School, signed their letters of intent on June 6 to play their respective sports at the collegiate level.
Ali Krediet has signed to play in Wyoming for the Northwest College Trappers. Krediet has been a multi-year varsity soccer player for the Eagles and has been a leader for the team at the forward position. In Ali’s senior season she started as one of two seniors on the varsity roster and led the team to the final round of the 3A District Tournament. She was also part of the Eagles' most recent trip to the State Tournament as Krediet played on the team that placed in the top eight back in her sophomore season.
“The teachers, coaches and friends that I’ve made here have changed my life. This next step is a great opportunity for me to elevate my game and gain more experiences away from home,” said Krediet.
Ben Spores will continue to be an Eagle as he signed to play for the University of Northwestern at St. Paul in Minnesota. Spores was a multisport athlete at Arlington as he competed at the varsity level in both baseball and tennis. He contributed in the infield for the baseball team as they made their undefeated run through the regular season, finishing third in the District Tournament and ending as one of the best teams in the state. He also made a huge leap in his senior year of tennis as he competed at State in the 3A doubles division.
“When I was 14, I decided that I wanted to try to play at the college level and I’ve been working really hard to get there. I’m really excited to be able to see that next level of competition and hopefully contribute to a deep tournament run in the next few years,” said Spores.
Jonathan Schroeder has committed to play lacrosse for the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets in Ohio. Schroeder has been a leader for the Stanwood Lacrosse Club over the past few years as a defender and long-stick mid fielder. Over his final season with the team they managed to clinch the WESCO 3A Championship as well as finishing as one of the top teams in the 3A State Quarterfinals. Alongside his achievements in lacrosse, he also contributed as a power forward on the Eagles’ varsity basketball roster, where they made it to the first round of the State Tournament.
“My dad has always been finding interesting sports for me to play and let me experience lacrosse back in third grade. I never really thought about playing in college early on, but with all of the support around me I was able to reach it. I just want to get over there, get in their facilities and work on becoming a better player,” said Schroeder.
These young student-athletes have already made their community proud and will continue to fight hard to compete all over the country at the collegiate level.