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Four student-athletes sign letters of intent

Lake Dallas High School's four student-athletes signing letters of intent in March sit at a table

Four Lake Dallas High School student-athletes signed letters of intent on Friday, March 26, signifying their commitment to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.

Student-athletes who signed included Addie Buesing (soccer, Howard Payne), Walker Davis (baseball, Austin College), Anthony Patti (soccer, Mercer) and Patrick Wenger (football, McMurry). To watch a recording of the signing ceremony, click here.

When describing Addie, a four-year member of the girls soccer team, head coach Nathan Davis said she’s “the glue that held the midfield together.” He added that her hard work helped lead to the program’s first district championship, captured during the 2020 season.

“She was a strong leader for the program, always encouraging all the players and worked her tail off,” he said.

Head baseball coach Chris Haney shared how Walker embodies the program’s core values, saying he’s helped the team’s atmosphere in training, games and beyond. The team is continuing its season at the moment and striving to advance to the playoffs.

“He’s a model student-athlete – his grades have been outstanding,” he said. “He’s extremely diverse, playing three different positions for us during varsity games, and his ability to adapt and adjust will be important to him at the next level.”

Discussing Anthony, head boys soccer coach Brandon Martin said he’s among the most productive players ever to have entered the Falcon program, playing all four years at the varsity level.

“I’ve known Patti since he was about 9 or 10, and I’ve been privileged to see him grow into the fine young man that he is,” Coach Martin said. “He was a big part of what we did a couple of years ago when we had that deep run in the playoffs, and he got an all-state award during that time period. He’s brought a lot of enjoyment to me as a coach, you want to coach a kid like Patti.”

Head football coach Michael Young said Patrick has served as a leader for the Falcons, earning several team and district awards during his tenure with the team. Coach Young said Patrick is “a quality person” who truly enjoys supporting his classmates in other sports and activities.

“His position coach Bill Cosper passed away a couple of months ago,” Coach Young said. “Bill was a good friend of mine – I’ve known Bill for about 25 years, and I know Bill really appreciated Patrick and how he plays and how he practices. He’s a great example of what a football player is – somebody who appreciates the game.”

The signings mark the second of the 2020-21 school year for Lake Dallas High School, bringing the total number of student-athletes committing to college academics and athletics to six.

To see photos from the March 26 signing day ceremony, click here.