New Braunfels ISD is thrilled to announce that 11 New Braunfels High School student-athletes have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers during a National Signing Day (NSD) ceremony on Feb. 7, 2024.

The signing day ceremony was held in the NBHS Gymnasium with fellow students, coaches, family and friends on hand. NBHS Girls Athletic Coordinator and Head Volleyball Coach Kate Zora was the Master of Ceremonies and the athletes’ coaches of their choice introduced them prior to signing their National Letters of Intent (NLI).

The student-athletes below have signed their NLI:

Leighton Adams, football – Abilene Christian University

Leighton Adams, the Unicorns’ starting quarterback, has signed to play for Abilene Christian University, a Division I university that competes in the United Athletic Conference. During his time at NBHS, Adams was a two-time first-team all-district quarterback, a first-team all-district punter and he earned the team spirit award. A three-year letter winner with the Unicorns, Adams earned academic all-state, and he was a three-time academic all-district performer. Throughout his career, he was responsible for 5,000 yards of offense. He also was a three-year varsity player on the basketball team, and he was a varsity letter winner in track and field as a freshman. He is the son of Jennifer and Leighton Cole Adams.

Lance Beeghley, football – Southern Methodist University

Lance Beeghley has committed to play wide receiver for Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. SMU competes at the Division I level as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Beeghley was a three-time unanimous Class 6A-27 first-team all-district performer. He also holds the Unicorn record for career receiving touchdowns and yards. In addition to his success in football, Beeghley also earned first-team all-district as a junior in basketball, and he currently is a top scorer on a record setting team. During his time at NBHS, he was also on the track and field and baseball teams. He is the son of Kristen and Joey Miller.

Madison Creswell, soccer – St. Edward’s University

Madison Creswell will be attending St. Edward’s University on a full scholarship as she will be a member of the women’s soccer team. St. Edward’s is a Division II university that competes in the Lone Star Conference. Creswell still has the remainder of her senior season to go, but she has already racked up a number of accomplishments. As a junior, she was named first-team all-state and the District 27-6A Midfielder of the Year. She also has been named first-team, second-team and academic all-district throughout her high school career. Creswell also was a varsity cross-country runner during her freshman year. She is the daughter of Tina and Shane Creswell.

Mackenzie Gaspard, softball – Bossier Parish Community College

Mackenzie Gaspard has signed a full scholarship with Bossier Parish Community College, a junior college located in Bossier City, Louisiana. This season, Gaspard is a team captain on the Lady Unicorns softball team. Throughout her softball career, she has earned several accolades for her play on the field. Gaspard is a two-time all-district honorable mention performer, and she also earned second-team all-district last season and will have more accolades as she still has her entire senior season remaining. She is the daughter of Rhianna and Josh Gaspard.

Lorian Lopez, soccer – Concordia University

Lorian Lopez has received a full scholarship to continue her academic and athletic career at Concordia University, a Division III university located in Austin, Texas. She is a four-year varsity soccer player who has earned numerous accolades. Lopez received the 2023 Valero Beyond the Game award and she has twice been named all-district first team as a sophomore and junior (she still is in the midst of her senior season). Lopez also was the first junior ever to be named a captain in Unicorn girls soccer history, and she holds the all-time leading assist record in school history. Additionally, Lopez was named second-team all-region and the NBHS offensive player of the year in 2022-23. She is the daughter of Irene and Shon Lopez.

Brody Maresh, football – West Texas A&M University

Brody Maresh will be headed to Canyon, Texas, where he will suit up for West Texas A&M University, a Division II school that competes in the Lone Star Conference. As a member of the Unicorns football team, Maresh earned all-district honors. He also was on the track and field team. He is the son of Jane and Brent Maresh.

Maddox Morkovsky, football – Trinity University

Maddox Morkovsky has signed his NLI to play for Trinity University, a Division III university that is located in San Antonio, Texas. Morkovsky’s senior season was cut short due to injury, but he still was named to the Texas High School Coaches Assiccation’s Academic all-state team. He also earned academic all-state honorable mention honors. While at NBHS, Morkovsky also volunteered as a New Braunfels Youth Flag Football League flag football coach, and he was a member of the track and field team. He is the son of Kara and Aaron Morkovsky.

Cerina Natal, softball – Avila University

Cerina Natal has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Avila University, a NAIA school that is located in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a member of a Lady Unicorn team that made a historic run in 2023, going four rounds deep into the playoffs. During that season, she was named second-team all-district. She is the daughter of Crystal and John Natal.

Boone Partee, football – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Boone Partee has signed to play at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in Edinburg, Texas. UTRGV is a new football program that will begin competing in Division I in 2025. Partee was named a national 4 star kicker during his high school career. He also earned second-team all-district honors, and he was named the special teams MVP his senior year. He was named as a Texas School Coach Association academic all-state team member, and he was named to the San Antonio Sport All Star football team. Partee also was invited to the Koh;s Kicking Scholarship Showcase. In addition to football, Partee was a four-year letterman in track and field, where is a three-time all-district, two-time area pole vaulter and he finished third at the Pole Vault Summer Nationals. He is the son of Evan and Chad Partee.

Katie Wadas, volleyball – Cisco College

Katie Wadas will be heading to play volleyball at Cisco College, a junior college located in Cisco, Texas. With the Unicorns, Wadas was a two-year letter winner and all-district honorable mention team member. She is the daughter of Jamie and Scott Wadas.

Kenny Walker, baseball – Ranger College

Kenny Walker has committed to play baseball at Ranger College. Ranger College is located in Ranger, Texas and competes at the junior college level. During Walker’s career with the Unicorns he also was a member of the football program. He is the son of Sarissa and Kenny Walker.

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