Three New Braunfels High School student athletes signed their National Letters of Intent during a signing day ceremony that was held on Wednesday, April 26. Family, friends and coaches were on hand to witness the signings, which were held in the NBHS Gym.
NBHS soccer player Christian Cadena signed his National Letter of Intent to play collegiate soccer for Texas Lutheran University (TLU) in Seguin. TLU is a Division III university that competes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. As a Unicorn, Cadena worked his way up to be a two-year letter winner despite not making any of the NBHS soccer teams his freshman year. He went on to be a second-team all-district performer as a senior as well as an academic all-district winner. Cadena received an academic scholarship to attend TLU. He is the son of Fermin and Rosa Cadena.
On the hardwood, Emma Norsworthy missed nearly all of her senior season for the Lady Unicorns. Head Basketball Coach Coy Pfeiffer said if she had not been injured, she would have led NBHS in scoring and rebounds. Despite the injury, Norsworthy signed after receiving academic and athletic scholarships with Sul Ross State University to continue her basketball career. Sul Ross State located in Alpine, Texas. The Lobos currently compete in Division III, but are making the transition to become a Division II university. Sul Ross State will compete in Division II within the Lone Star Conference starting in 2024. With the Lady Unicorns, Norsworthy was a four-year letter winner. She was academic honorable mention as a junior and tied the team record with most 3-pointers in one game. She is the daughter of Wacey and Jenifer Norsworthy.
Carter Lewis was one of the team leaders on a record-breaking Unicorn basketball team that broke the school record for wins in a season. He will be heading to Seguin, where he will play basketball for TLU on an academic scholarship. TLU is a Division III university that competes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Lewis was a 3-year varsity letter winner, second-team all-district performer, academic all-district and academic all-state winner. He also was named to the Chick-Fil-A All-Star game and was awarded the Unicorn Hard Hat Award. In addition to basketball, Lewis also is a two-year varsity letter winner on the Unicorn baseball team. He is the son of Bill and Susan Lewis.
Head boys basketball coach David Brawner also announced during the ceremony that NBHS basketball player Ward Harrell will be joining the University of Alabama as a preferred walk-on. The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa and competes within Division I’s Southeastern Conference.