Local athletes sign national letters of intent

      A number of local high school athletes will continue their playing careers in college and it all starts with signing on the dotted line.

      Wednesday afternoon a number of female student athletes from our area signed their national letters of intent.

      Down at Liberty-Benton, Caite Craft becomes the second member of her family to play basketball at The Ohio State University.

      Similar to big brother Aaron, Caite de-commited from one school (Kent State) and ended up a Buckeye.

      At the time she decided not to attend Kent, she did not know if Ohio State would make an offer until she actually received a phone call.

      "I was running, I kid you not, running laps around the locker room," said Craft.

      "(I was) up on the benches just running laps, just so excited."

      Here's a list of Wednesday's other signees:

      Notre Dame Academy

      Cat Wells - Toledo (basketball)

      Michelle DeHenning - Ashland (volleyball)

      Jocelyn Uchic - Clarion (volleyball)

      Lisa Urbanski - Owens (volleyball)

      Rachael Dzierzak - Ohio State (swimming)

      St. Ursula Academy

      Cassidy Croci - New Hampshire (volleyball)

      Madison Haupricht - Ashland (volleyball)

      Maddie Strall - Wheeling Jesuit (volleyball)

      Emma Miller - Indiana University (crew)