The John Curtis Christian School athletic department celebrated nine student athletes signing their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Wednesday marked the first day that non-football athletes could sign during the NCAA’s early signing period. We are proud of our Patriots for their tremendous accomplishment. The best part about it is that all will have their winter or spring senior seasons ahead of them. The student athletes who signed early are:
Dynah Jones – Tulane University
Dynah is a combo guard for the Lady Patriot basketball team. At the high school level, she can play all of the positions on the court, filling in wherever the Patriots need her. She’s strong enough to play down low and agile enough to play the point when needed. She was a key component in the Lady Patriot 2017 Division I state championship team.
Alaan West – Limestone College
Allan is a guard for the Lady Patriot basketball team. She is a good ball handler and shooter for the Patriots. Alaan can also play in the paint to help the Patriots out down low. She was also a member of the Lady Patriot 2017 Division I state championship team.
Alyssa Dean – Memphis University
Alyssa’s natural position for the Lady Patriot softball team is catcher. Alyssa moved to and played second base for the Lady Patriots last season while recovering from a shoulder injury. Alyssa’s play at second base helped her develop her whole game and adds to her versatility to be able to play in college.
Peyton Picou – Vernon College
Peyton is a two-sport standout for the Lady Patriots. Peyton stars on the volleyball court in the fall and on the softball diamond in the spring. Peyton can play a variety of positions, first base/pitcher/outfield, while hitting in the middle of the Patriot lineup providing a powerful bat.
Courtney Vidrine – Vernon College
Courtney plays in the outfield for the Lady Patriots. She was able to crack the lineup last season and was a mainstay in it. She provided the Patriots with blazing speed in the outfield and gobbled up balls from the left center to right center gap. She was also a thorn in the side of opposing pitchers using a variety of bunts and slaps to reach base safely.
Cade Beloso – LSU
Cade was arguably the most recognized player in the state of Louisiana last season. He was named to both All-State teams and was the MVP of both New Orleans’ All-Metro teams. Cade is a left handed hitting first baseman who can also play outfield and pitch from the left side, as well. This football season, Cade decided to put on the football gear for the Patriot football team where he earned the starting outside linebacker position. Cade was a member of the 2017 Division I state champion and Catholic league champion teams. He is also a member of the 2017 #2 ranked and Catholic league champion football team.
Will Ripoll – LSU
Will is a hard throwing right handed pitcher who was ineligible to play last season, due to LHSAA rules, for the Patriots after transferring from Texas. Will also has the ability to play a variety of infield and outfield positions while swinging from the right side. He will look to earn an everyday spot in the lineup this spring, as well as being a top pitcher for the Patriots. Although ineligible, Will was a part of the 2017 Division I state champion and Catholic league champion baseball teams.
Logan Stevens – Tulane
Logan became a mainstay in the lineup and in the outfield for the Patriots last season. He also pitched in several games for the Patriots, both as a starter and a reliever, as a right handed pitcher. Swinging from the left side, Logan had some huge at bats in some really big games for the Patriots. A powerful left handed swinger, Logan looks to build off of a very productive junior season. He was a member of the 2017 Division I state champion and Catholic League champion teams.
Ian Landreneau – Mississippi Gulf Coast
Ian did something that is extremely rare when he threw a no hitter in the 2017 Division I state championship baseball game to lead the Patriots to their 8th baseball state championship in school history. Ian was a dominant force on the mound for the 2017, as well as during the 2016 team. Ian is a right handed pitcher who threw in nearly every big game the Patriots played in. Ian was named to the both New Orleans’ All-Metro teams, as well as both All-State teams for his accomplishments throughout the 2017 season.