Three more from Park Hill South soccer’s record-setting senior class signed during a ceremony held Wednesday, April 12 inside the school’s auditorium. The Panthers officially sent eight on to the next level, although one of the last signees might have more of a future in a second sport.
Nylo Clarke plans to pursue soccer and track at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, a Division I school in Edwardsville, Ill.
On the pitch, Clarke collected 12 goals and six assists this past season as Park Hill South’s speediest option at forward. He played a significant role each of the past two seasons, helping the Panthers make an appearance in a pair of Class 4 quarterfinals.
Clarke also owns the school record in the 400- and 200-meter runs. He qualified for the Class 5 Missouri State Track and Field Championships in the 100 and 400 a year ago, finishing as runner-up in the 400 with a school-record time of 48.00 seconds.
The 200 record came earlier this month in the Kearney Invitational (21.95). Clarke also earned all-state honors on Park Hill South’s 4x400 relay team as a sophomore, and he anchored last year’s state 4x200 and 4x400 teams.
Daniel Geary (William Woods) and Chase Beeler (Hendrix College) also signed for soccer Wednesday.
A two-year starter, Geary led Park Hill South with nine assists this past season to go with 11 goals. He earned first team All-Suburban Conference Red Division honors as a midfielder before choosing William Woods — a Fulton, Mo. school.
A defender, Beeler will continue his career at Hendrix, located in Conway, Ark. He finished his senior year with one assist and played a part in 15 shutouts.
In the winter, Tyler Pisoni and Turner Hall signed with Rockhurst, while Ryan DiBernardo and Daniel Gunderson chose Missouri S&T. Josh Wood inked with Asuza Pacific — an NAIA school in California.