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Two sign with local colleges

Mercer County senior Austin Satterly, front row, center, recently signed to play college golf at St. Catharine College. Pictured, front row, left to right: Chris Satterly (Dad), Austin Satterly, Allyson Crawhorn (Mom). Back row, l to r: St.Catharine Golf Coach Joan Rizer and Mercer County Golf Coach Jay Anderson.

Mercer County senior Kyleigh Murray, front row, center, recently signed to play college tennis at Campbellsville University. Pictured, front row, left to right: Shannon Murray (Mom), Kyleigh Murray, Shannon Murray (Dad). Back row, l to r: Former Mercer County tennis coach Diane Beauchamp, Campbellsvile coach Kyle Caven and Mercer County tennis coach Alyssa Butler.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

Two Mercer County seniors recently made the decision where they wanted to extend their athletic careers, as Austin Satterly and Kyleigh Murray signed to play collegiate golf and tennis, respectively.

Satterly Headed to St.Catharine

Satterly, who tied for 21st at the region tournament earlier this season, signed to play golf at St. Catharine College Thursday afternoon. 

The senior said he fell in love with the school after recently going on a visit. 

“After the season was over I went and took a visit and really liked it,” said Satterly. “Not only did I like the coaching staff and the team, I also really liked the small classroom sizes and the campus.” 

St. Catharine Coach Joan Rizer knows she is getting a great golfer, but she stressed that academics always come first with her team.

“I am recruiting kids that want to get an education. Austin wants an education, but he also wants to play golf,” said Rizer. “It is all about getting an education first and golf is just about the added fun when you get there.”

Although it is about getting an education first, Rizer is going to give Satterly an opportunity to come in and compete for a varsity spot immediately.

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Murray Signs With Campbellsville 

Murray, who is a two-time region tennis champion, signed to play with Campbellsville University Friday afternoon.

The senior made chose to play for Campbellsville over Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan and Union College.

“It was stressing me out a lot in the beginning trying to decide where I wanted to go because there were so many different options,” said Murray, who won the region doubles championship as a freshman and won the region singles championship in May. “But now that I’ve got it figured out it is nice to know where I will be spending the next four years.”

So what made Murray ultimately choose Champbellsville?

“I really liked the campus,” said Murray. “I’ve also know (Coach) Kyle (Caven) since I was in seventh-grade, so it was good to have already established a relationship with him.”

Caven was equally as happy to have one of the states top prospects join his team, which went 13-10 in the spring of 2015.

“We’ve known about Kyleigh for a couple of years and we’ve got to see her play, so we noticed how strong of a competitor she was,” said Caven. “She is a super sweet person, but once she gets on the court she has a fight, which is exactly what you want.”

Murray’s former coach, Diane Beauchamp, knew it was just a matter of time before this day came for the player she called ‘the best to ever come through the program.’

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