Amarillo High soccer’s Gray joins WT, Carlton inks NLI to Oklahoma City University
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo High Lady Sandies celebrated college signing day for two seniors on Monday, Nicole Gray and Saizlee Carlton.
Gray joins the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs roster. This past season the forward totaled 26 goals and 14 assists leading the Lady Sandies to a UIL 5A Regional Quarterfinal her senior season and the Regional Finals as a junior.
Now Gray is following in her families footsteps, especially her dad who played tight end for the Buffs and won a Lone Star Conference Championship in 1986.
”I started playing when I was nine. It was a little later than most because usually kids start when they’re just itty bitty, but it just means so much to me because my whole family is actually WT alum and so just being able to carry that family tradition it just warms my heart,” said Gray.
Carlton will play forward for the Oklahoma City University Stars. The senior missed five District 3-5A games due to a mid-season injury, but she battled back totaling 14 goals and 12 assists. Playing with her sister Ciana in college played a factor in her decision.
”It’s exciting because I do get to go play with her and I wasn’t ready to give up soccer yet, so I’m excited to go play at the collegiate level and just not give it up yet,” said Carlton. “I wasn’t ready.”
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