Park Hill's Fullmer, LaFerla sign to play college soccer

BRYCE MERENESS/Citizen photo Park Hill seniors Peyton LaFerla, left center, and Christian Fullmer, right center, recently signed to play collegiate soccer in a ceremony held Friday, Feb. 26 at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo. LaFerla signed at Missouri Valley, an NAIA school, while Fullmer inked his commitment to Upper Iowa, an NCAA Division II program

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Park Hill seniors Peyton LaFerla, left center, and Christian Fullmer, right center, recently signed to play collegiate soccer in a ceremony held Friday, Feb. 26 at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo. LaFerla signed at Missouri Valley, an NAIA school, while Fullmer inked his commitment to Upper Iowa, an NCAA Division II program

Park Hill ended up with a pair of late signees honored with a ceremony Friday, Feb. 26 at Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo.

Christian Fullmer (Upper Iowa) and Peyton LaFerla (Missouri Valley) helped the Trojans to a 12-13 record this past season, which ended with a 1-0 loss to Oak Park in the Class 4 District 16 championship game. Both started multiple seasons.

Fullmer ended up at a Division II school after two years as a starter at Park Hill in a career that included a lot of versatility. He played as a reserve defender his sophomore season (one goal and one assist) before oscillating between the backline and midfield as a junior.

After tallying five goals and an assist in 2014, Fullmer played all over the field as a senior with 15 goals and three assists.

LaFerla started the last two seasons at goalkeeper, recording eight clean sheets in both 2014 and 2015. He allowed less than one goal per game in his career.