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Four student-athletes sign letters of intent on May 12

Four female student-athletes sit at a table prepared to sign letters of intent

Four Lake Dallas High School student-athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday, May 12, signifying their commitment to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.

Student-athletes who signed included Macie Banks (volleyball, North Greenville University), Ivelyn Jimenez (girls soccer, Brookhaven College), Madison Harper (girls soccer, Midway University) and Allison Strong (golf, St. Thomas University). To watch a recording of the signing ceremony, click here.

Volleyball coach Kristinn Holbrooks described Macie as someone who always responded, “Coach, I’m going to do what’s best for the team,” when a hard or unfamiliar task came her way. Coach Holbrooks said that as the season progressed, several collegiate programs inquired about recruiting Macie.

Head girls soccer coach Nathan Davis said Ivelyn “improved every year she came [because] she’s always a harder worker – one of the hardest workers on the team.” Ivelyn will continue to find success because of that commitment to continuous improvement, he said.

Discussing Madison, Coach Davis said she will enjoy success at the next level because of her passion for the game and willingness to get better. Despite injury setbacks at points in her career, he said, Madison was always focused on getting better and helping her teammates.

“She worked hard and was a consummate teammate – always a student-athlete who likes to ask questions to improve her game. She’s a joy to coach because she always works hard and does what is asked of her.”

Head golf coach Joe Kysiak said Allison has been a contributor to the girls golf team as long as she’s been at the school, helping the Falcons advance to the regional tournament in 2019. In 2020, she earned all-district honors despite the shortened season because of COVID-19 school closures.

The signings marked the fourth 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 11 so far.

To see photos from the May 12 signing day ceremony, click here.