Spring Signing Day

Senior athletes signed to five different colleges this Wednesday.


Joey Fentress

Back row (L-R): Addie Draper, Elizabeth Clawson. Front row (L-R): Sydney Burdine, Kobi Williams, Sydney Bradley

Yesterday, five Westminster senior athletes officially signed with their schools. Before school, athletes and their families gathered in the arena to celebrate these athletes’ achievements.


Sydney Bradley is a four-year varsity player for the women’s basketball team, and she announced her commitment to play at Evansville University. She is undecided on what she plans to major in. When asked about Bradley’s character and what she is like on the court, teammates raved about her influence.


“She is the most unselfish teammate I could ask for. She is always hyping the team up, thinking of the bigger picture even if we are struggling during the game. She keeps me accountable whether that’s getting up extra shots and reps or reminding me of my goals and to keep working. She is so genuine and caring and always has a positive mindset,” said Addie Kane, sophomore and teammate of Bradley.


Next up, Kobi Williams is a 4-year varsity starter for the men’s basketball team, and he has announced that he will be continuing his basketball career at Truman State University and plans to major in management and minor in finance and accounting. This year, his senior season, he put up 707 points and took the title for the all time highest scorer in Westminster history. Coaches and teammates alike enjoyed their time playing with Kobi, and he was always considered a leader on the court.


Kobi has a strong work ethic and has invested a lot of time, effort, and love into improving the team and himself.  He is someone who arrives early and stays late to practice.  Kobi is a servant leader who leads well with actions and words.  He is a person with high character, humility, toughness, gentleness, and self control,” said Coach Dale Ribble.


Over his years as a Westminster athlete, Williams has captured the Westminster community for his skill and leadership on the court. He will join former Westminster varsity basketball starter Casen Lawrence at Truman, where he will hopefully go on to make the same impact in college. “Kobi has a gift of making teammates and people around him better.  We are so thankful that he and his family have been a part of our Westminster basketball program and school,” said Ribble.


Next up, Sydney Burdine is a sprinter for the track and field team, and she has recently announced her commitment to Southeast Missouri State University. Sydney was a state medalist in the 200 meter dash and a state champion in the 400 meter dash in her junior season. A stellar athlete and teammate, Burdine is a strong choice for SEMO athletics, and she plans to major in biology.


Elizabeth Clawson is a soccer player for the women’s soccer team. She has announced her commitment to continue her soccer career at Wheaton College outside of Chicago. She is currently undecided, but may major in PPE (politics, philosophy, and economics).


Clawson is a team player who has invested ample time and energy into the Westminster soccer program despite a few career-damaging injuries. “She is always ready to help coach, and she is very thoughtful and compassionate to all her teammates and opponents. She is a hard worker and pushed others to work hard too. Overall she is seen as a leader on the team,” said sophomore teammate Kelsey Mushick.


Finally, Addie Draper is a track and cross country athlete. In the 2022 season, she was a part of the 4×400 team which placed 1st at state. She plans to continue her athletic career at Taylor University, but is undecided on her major. 


These athletes were all celebrated in a signing ceremony on Wednesday, April 12th where their families, teammates, coaches, and everyone else in the school congratulated them on their success and commitment. Westminster is excited to see where these athletes go as they progress in their college athletic careers.