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Six DSHS Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

November 10, 2021


On Nov. 10, six Dripping Springs High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level: baseball players Brandon Arvidson and Aidan Perry, volleyball player Madi Lund, and lacrosse players Brendan Linan and Lucy Tyo. Samantha Nokes will compete in gymnastics at the collegiate level.


Brandon Arvidson, Baseball, Texas A&M University

Brandon Arvidson is a two-year letterman and starting pitcher for the Tiger baseball team. In 2021, he posted a 7-2 record with 80 strikeouts and a 1.51 ERA to help Dripping Springs to the regional finals for the first time in 23 years. As a junior, he earned second-team all-district honors and also was named to the academic all-district team. Brandon,who also plays for the Lonestar Baseball Club in Dripping Springs, is the son of Patricia and Brian Arvidson. Coach: Chris Payne.


Aidan Perry, Baseball, Dakota State (South Dakota)

Aidan Perry is a two-year letterwinner for the Tiger baseball team. He appeared in 26 games in the infield for the Tigers during their playoff run to the regional finals in 2021. He has twice been named to the academic all-district team (2020 and 2021). The son of Tiffany and Ryan Perry, Aidan also plays at the club level for Hooks Baseball. Coach: Chris Payne.


Madi Lund, Volleyball, West Virginia University

Madi Lund is a three-year letterwinner for the Tiger volleyball team. In 2020, she was a Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) all-state selection and first-team all-district honoree at middle blocker while helping Dripping Springs to the state semifinals. She also was named to the TGCA (Texas Girls Coaches Association) 5A-6A All-Star Team. As a sophomore, Madi was selected as the District 25-5A Newcomer of the Year. She plays club ball for the Austin Skyline Juniors organization and is the daughter of Robin and William Lund. Coach: Michael Kane.


Brendan Linan, Lacrosse, Palm Beach Atlantic University (Florida)

Brendan Linan is a three-year varsity letterwinner for the Tigers as an attacker and midfielder. He is on track to earn an associate’s degree in May of 2022 and plans to pursue a degree in pre-med in college. He is the son of Amy and Alex Linan. Coach: Bill Cafferata.


Lucy Tyo, Lacrosse, Rockhurst University (Missouri)

Lucy Tyo is a four-year varsity starter and current captain for the Dripping Springs girls’ lacrosse team. She plays midfield for the Tigers and handles draws and face-offs. Lucy was named to the all-district team in 2021. For the last three years, she also has played club ball for the Iron Horse Lacrosse Team. Lucy plans to study elementary education in college and is the daughter of Kathy and Kevin Tyo. Coach: Chris Giliberto.


Samantha Nokes, Gymnastics, University of New Hampshire

Samantha Nokes has been a Level 10 gymnast for more than two years, training at National Elite Gymnastics in Austin. In 2021, she placed fifth in the all-around at the state championships in addition to coming in second on uneven bars and third on the vault. At the Region 3 Championships, Sam finished 11th to earn a spot at the Junior Olympic National Championships in Florida. At the national championships, she recorded a top-10 finish on uneven bars. She plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in health sciences and is the daughter of Diana and John Nokes. Coaches: Kristin Danson and Mark England.


Nov 2021 Signees