Saint Paul’s is known for being an athletic powerhouse, we are also known for producing college athletes in every sport possible. The fall signing period is upon us and the Wolves are already off to a great start as we have 6 athletes that have signed letters of intent to collegiate programs. 2 of these athletes are signed to NCAA D1 programs and one signed to NAIA D1.
Riley Hnatyshyn signed with Louisiana Tech where he will continue his academic and athletic career in golf. Riley helped the Wolves to a state title last year and looks to do the same this year. He also has some individual achievements on the course, he won the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour at Squire Creek, he was named Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year in 2020, also in 2020 he was named the Kelly Gibson Player of the Year. Riley is a great example of what it means to be a student-athlete at Saint Paul’s as Luke Barwick had this to say about the type of young man he has become, “Riley is a phenomenal golfer and an even better young man. Character, integrity, and faithful are the first words that come to mind when speaking of Riley. Louisiana Tech hit the Powerball signing Riley. I could not be more proud of Riley.”
Brody Reina was also a signee as he signed with Davidson to play football at the D1 level. Brody has been a great receiver for the Wolves since his sophomore year gaining 1458 yards and 12 touchdowns. In Saint Paul’s history, Brody is inside the top 5 in these categories. He is also a National Merit Scholar excelling in the classroom and on the field.
Preston Hickey is also on the football team. His commitment jumps off the page because he is headed to play football under Nick Saban at the University of Alabama as a preferred walk-on. Preston tallied up 109 tackles, 7 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 28 tackles for loss which places him in the Saint Paul’s top 5 in the tackle for loss stat column. He is also a member of the first-team all-district team for Divison 6-5A.
Jonathan Hammer is attending Loyola University in New Orleans to play NAIA Division 1 baseball.
Wesley Bloodworth is attending Belhaven University in Jackson Mississippi to further his soccer career. Wesley helped the Wolves to a state championship game last year and looks to win the game this year.
Will Allen is continuing his soccer career at DII Christian Brothers University in Memphis. Will also propelled the Wolves to a state championship game last year, and this year, as a captain, looks to come out victorious.