Four Local Athletes Commit to Instate Programs

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LEXINGTON, Neb. -- (KNOP) Three Lexington and one North Platte athletes penned their future as they signed letters of intent to play at the next level.

Wilmer Hernandez and Bryan Mejia both signed with Western Nebraska Community College to play soccer. Brylee Lauby signed with Doane University to play tennis.

According to maxpreps, through three season with the Minutemen Hernandez has appeared in 20 games, scoring seven goals and assisting on four. In college he plans to play right mid field.

Bryan Mejia has appeared in 20 games, scoring one goal and assisting on four. In college he plans to play center back.

Brylee Lauby turned down offers for softball to be able follow her brother to Doane and play tennis. Through three softball season, Lauby has appeared in 31 games for the Minutemaids with a batting average of .262. In college she will mainly compete in singles.

From North Platte senior soccer player Scott Dike joined Mejia and Hernandez in signing with WNCC soccer. Dike has played in 25 varsity games for the Bulldogs.

Dike expects to continue playing defense at the next level and will major in criminal justice with the intent to become a state trooper.

National signing day is set for Wednesday, February 7.