3 more Copperas Cove student-athletes sign to compete in college
By TJ MAXWELL
Copperas Cove hoopsters Madisen “MJ” Honea and Isaiah Sobers and golf standout Madelyn “Maddie” Miller recently signed Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.
“I’m excited that I found a school that I can get my desired degree but also play golf,” said Miller. “It makes it all the more meaningful since we didn’t get to finish our season this year. My heart is breaking for all the seniors that didn’t get to finish their season and aren’t going to play at the next level. I am so thankful for the opportunity and I’m so excited to continue.”
Miller follows in the footsteps of her sister, Mikayla, in continuing her golf and academic career in the state of Texas. The elder Miller recently finished her career at Southwestern University in Georgetown while the younger Miller will take her game to Division III rival Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.
“I’m excited to get to mess with my sister,” said Miller. “She played at Southwestern and Southwestern and Texas Lutheran play against each other so it’s fun to say I’m going to beat your school this year. I was hoping she was still coaching there, but she’s going back to school. It makes for a good rivalry with us being in the same conference.”
Miller and golf teammate Elle Fox played one final tournament together in March before their season was washed away by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I loved playing with Elle,” said Miller. “It’s hard to say that as past-tense because we’re not going to be teammates anymore. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to play with her so long, but I’m disappointed because we didn’t know that would be the last tournament we played together and I wish we could have enjoyed it more.”
Multi-sport standout Honea will continue her career at Division II San Angelo State University in San Angelo.
Honea was a four-year letterman for the Lady Dawg Basketball program. She was named 12-6A Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. She was Second Team All-District as a sophomore and was named Offensive Player of the Year as a junior.
As a senior, she joined the 1,000 Point Club, was First Team All-District, won the Defensive Player Award and was the MVP of their host tournament, the Bush’s Classic.
MJ is graduating in the Top 10 Percent of her class and was part of the National Honor Society, a class officer and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. MJ is also a multi-sport standout. She was a four-year letterman in cross country where qualified for regionals all four years. Her senior year she was named District Champion and All-State Academic Senior. MJ was also part of the track team where she ran varsity for three years and qualified for area her junior year and was named Academic All-District.
Honea said she would love to battle Maya Moore in a dream one-on-one scenario.
“I’ve always loved the way she played, and I know she would make me better,” she said. “Plus, I would actually get to meet her and hangout with her.”
Sobers will continue his academic and athletic career at Midland University in Freemont, Nebraska.
Sobers was a two-year letterman for the Bulldawgs’ basketball team where he was a shooting guard. Sobers was selected to the District 12-6A Second Team as a senior.
Sobers will be pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.