Signing Day at the Woods

March 1, 2021

Playing sports at the collegiate level is something that you don’t hear very often. Only about seven percent of athletes from high school go play their sport at the next level. This year at Cypress Woods High School, we had nine athletes sign to the college they had committed to. 

One of the student athletes that signed on Feb. 3, 2021 was Senior Reagan Bourgeois. Bourgeois is on the varsity women’s soccer team and is the Senior Captain. She has signed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha after committing to the school in February 2020. Bourgeois questioned where she wanted to go once her senior year was over, and new Nebraska-Omaha was the place to go.

“What sold me was the amazing coaching staff and campus at Omaha,” said Bourgeois. “Omaha is an amazing city and the campus was super nice. The coaches were even nicer and everyone made me feel welcome. Once I got there, I knew that it could be my home.”

Although this was a huge accomplishment for Bourgeois, she wouldn’t have been able to do it without a few people on her side. Many people in her life helped her reach this milestone and helped her achieve her dream of playing soccer in college. 

“I have had multiple coaches and private trainers who have helped me increase my soccer ability,” said Bourgeois. “My parents and the rest of my family have been the biggest part in helping me live out my dream to play at the next level.”

Senior Christopher Agnew, who signed to the University of Texas at Permian-Basin, is a three-time varsity starter and was named the Defensive Player of the District for the 2020 season. 

Being a varsity player for that long is pretty impressive and not an easy job to maintain. There’s always a good part about every season, and you always make memories with your teammates. One of Agnew’s favorite memories that he will always remember is when they played  Woodland High School in a playoff game during the 2019 season.

“It was the best game I ever played and it came down to the wire,” said Agnew. 

Agnew will start playing for the Falcons this fall after he graduates. He is very excited and knew that Permian-Basin would be his new home where he would start a new chapter in his football career.

“I wasn’t really thinking to be honest,” said Agnew. “Nothing really became real to me until I visited the campus and sat down with the head coach to talk. It’s a really nice school with the programs I want to pursue. The team has really good potential for this upcoming year and years to come.” 

Bourgeois and Agnew are both excited to start their new college life in the upcoming fall. It will be a brand new experience with brand new coaches and brand new teammates. Make sure to keep an eye out for these two athletes the next time they’re out on the field.

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