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Three AHS Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Three Aubrey High School student-athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at a ceremony for families in the Aubrey High School gymnasium. Kaelyn Cash (Concordia University, softball), Jaxon Holder (Dallas Baptist, baseball) and Garrett Graef (Lyon College, baseball) will all continue their athletic careers at college next fall.

three students in front of backdrop Kaelyn is a utility player for the Lady Chaps softball, who has played numerous positions for Aubrey. She was part of a team that won a district championship, a bi-district championship and an area championship in 2019. Kaelyn was named academic all-district in 2019.

“We can put her in multiple spots, that’s part of the gift of her,” AHS softball coach Shon Ranton said. “She has been a good bat for us. She has put in the work and the time, and we are proud of her.”

Jaxon Holder, a shortstop on the AHS baseball team, was named district freshman of the year and academic all-district in 2018. As a sophomore, he received district defensive player of the year honors as the Chaps won the district championship and the bi-district title. He is also an all-district football player.

“I'm so proud of Jaxon and excited for his opportunity to play at a great university and the highest level of NCAA baseball,” AHS baseball coach Nate Henry said. “Jaxon is a phenomenal athlete but more importantly an outstanding young man who has been a tremendous leader for our program. He has worked hard his entire life to see this dream of his come true.”

Garrett was a junior varsity starter on the baseball team as a freshman and sophomore. He played varsity last year as a junior before the season ended early due to COVID-19. Garrett is a utility player, who has played the positions of pitcher, catcher, 3rd base and outfield for the Chaparrals.

“Garrett is so valuable because he can pretty much play any spot on the field,” Coach Henry said. “He was having a great start to the season pitching and hitting last year before it got cut short. On top of being a good athlete, he is an outstanding young man. He has worked incredibly hard to get to where he is today. He is a great leader on and off the field, and a great student in the classroom.”