Tonyan, Reyes, Hillard sign with universities

By Ryan Land
Sports Editor

On Nov. 14, Allison Tonyan, sophomore pitcher on the Lady ‘Riders softball team, as well as Sam Hillard and Mark Reyes, both sophomore left-handed pitchers for the Roughrider baseball team, signed their letter of intent to continue their athletic careers at the next level of college sports.

Allison Tonyan, who signed with the University of Central Missouri, said she had planned to attend the Warrensburg based school since graduating from high school.

“I really like their program and how they work hard and stuff,” said Tonyan, who is from Columbia, Mo. “Their team is really nice and I’ve met them all.”

Tonyan plans to major in Drafting and Design, while playing softball for the Lady Jennies.

Mark Reyes, who signed with the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, admits the main things he likes about the program is not only the facilities, but the way the team functions both on and off the field.

“The program’s really good and the coaches know what they’re doing,” said Reyes, who hails from Hot Springs Village, Ark. and a former native of Mobile, Ala. “The facilities are also really nice.”

Whenever Reyes is not working with the team, he will be found working on his Physical Education major.

Sam Hillard, a native from Mansfield, Texas, also signed to play baseball at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan., but was unavailable to The Crowder Sentry for comment about his signing.

In a press release, written by Crowder Public Relations specialist Cindy Brown, both Travis Lallemand, head men’s baseball coach, as well as Lori Videmschek, now former head women’s softball coach, are pleased to see the accomplishments of the team, as well as excited to see them moving on to the next level.