On Nov. 12, five Friendswood High School seniors signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day.
Amelia Hammerle signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Colorado State University. She was named FHS Soccer Rookie of the Year, District 24-6A Goalkeeper MVP, Houston Chronicle Greater Houston Area Second Team, First Team All-County, First Team All-Region and even played in. scrimmage with the Houston Dash Pro Team during the summer of 2017. Hammerle is also involved with Student Council, Habitat for Humanity Club, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and NASA High School Aerospace Scholars. Hammerle was joined at the signing by her parents Jennifer and Kurt Hammerle, and exchange student Laura Bernardes.
Olivia Theall signed a letter of intent to swim for Texas A&M University. She was a State-qualifier her freshman, sophomore and junior years; a three-time All-American; a six-time State-medalist; a three-time record holder; District athlete of the meet in 2018-2019; and 2018 Region athlete of the week. Theall is also involved with choir and formerly ran track and cross-country for three years. Theall was joined at the signing by her parents Anne and Jeff Theall; aunt and uncle Carol and Mike Stuart; cousins Carly, Brady and Hanna Stuart; and swim coaches John Little, Craig Sikkema and Monika Whitsett.
Makensy Manbeck signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Houston Baptist University. Her honors include District Offensive MVP, Houston Chronicle Girls Athlete of the Week, TGCA 5A All-State, TAVC 5A All-State, TSWA 5A All-State, and named to the All-American watch list. Manbeck is also involved in the Mustang Athletic Leadership Council and FHS Yearbook. Manbeck was joined by her parents Mark and Wendy Manbeck, brother JT, grandparents Linda and Tom Long, and coaches Marco Majstorovic, Marco Meoni, Jerry Linch, Ryan Davies, Shaina Sauers, Sarah Paulk, Megan Holmes, and Tiffany Thomas.
Tori Weatherley signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Gardner-Webb University. Her honors include Bay Area Player of the Year, Galveston County Setter of the Year, Houston Chronicle Girls Athlete of the Week, named to the All-American watch list, and finished second in the State for assists in 5A. Weatherley is also involved in the National Honor Society. Weatherley was joined by her parents Stephen and Sandra Weatherley, brother T.J., and coaches Marco Majstorovic, Marco Meoni, Jerry Linch, Ryan Davies, Shaina Sauers, Sarah Paulk, Megan Holmes, and Tiffany Thomas.
Maura Mitchell signed a letter of intent to play tennis for Methodist University. Her accolades include Girls Tennis MVP 2017-2019, District Champion 2019, second-place in Regionals in 2019, and fifth-place in State in 2019. Mitchell is also involved with USTA tennis and the National Charity League. Mitchell was joined at the signing by her parents Amy and Keith Mitchell, sister Ellie, and coach David Cook.