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Two Athletes Sign at Collegiate Level

Two Athletes Sign at Collegiate Level
Laine Williams

Two Corinth High School seniors signed their letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level: Lexie Faulkner (cross country) at Blue Mountain Christian University (BMCU) and Emma Hall (soccer) at Meridian Community College. 

This accomplishment speaks highly of their talent as less than 8% of high school athletes go on to play a varsity sport in college. 

“I am so excited for Lexie to continue her love for cross country at BMCU,” said Coach Emory Kirk, head coach of Corinth’s varsity girls cross country team. “Coach Laney, head coach of the girls team at BMCU, is getting a very coachable and hard worker who wants to grow to her fullest potential as a runner.”

"Emma is absolutely special and so deserving of this chance to extend her playing career,” said Coach Cameron Glenn, head coach of Corinth’s varsity girls soccer team. “I couldn't be any more proud of the work that she has put in to establish herself in this way. She's immense and we are so thankful for her."

These student-athletes are also excited for the next step in their athletic careers. “I'm very honored to have the opportunity to play soccer at the next level,” said Hall. “I am looking forward to playing for a new coach, with a new team, in a new place, and seeing what the future holds. I can't wait to create new relationships with my teammates and be successful on and off the soccer field at Meridian.”

Faulkner agrees. “It feels great to know I am capable of continuing to run in college.  What I am looking forward to next year is being able to get to know more people, and to be able to continue to play the sport I love,” said Faulkner. 

These student-athletes strongly believe that their coaches and teammates have been a valuable part of their growth. “They have prepared me to always do my best,” said Faulkner.     
“I wouldn't have this opportunity without the coaches at Corinth, namely Coach Glenn,” said Hall. “He has been my coach for the past six years and has taught me many valuable lessons. I'm very thankful for the career that I've had at Corinth High School and look forward to what Meridian has in store!”

The future is bright for these athletes and Corinth High School wishes them the best as they continue their athletic journeys at the collegiate level.