Four St. Michael the Archangel High School senior athletes signed their letters of intent April 28 at a ceremony in the school gym.
St. Michael senior tennis player Jeremy Braud signed his national letter of intent to play tennis at Troy University; senior Alexis Pickney signed her letter of intent to run track for Alabama State University; senior Alex Wicker signed to play basketball at Millsaps College; and senior Mitchell Williams signed to play soccer for Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy, a news release from St. Michael said.
St. Michael faculty, coaches, students and family members attended the ceremony.
Braud, a four-year varsity player, has a 14-1 record this season. Braud was a regional finalist all four years and was a state finalist in 2012-13. He was named to the 2011-12 and 2013-14 All-Metro Baton Rouge teams and the 2011-12 and 2012-13 All-Metro New Orleans teams. Braud’s Southern ranking is 71 and he is ranked third in Louisiana.
Pickney, a four-year varsity player, was first in District 6-4A pole vault and triple jump in 2011-12 and was second in regionals and fourth in state in pole vault. In 2013, Pickney was first in District 6-4A pole vault and second in triple jump. She was fourth in regionals in pole vault.
In 2014, Pickney was first in District 6-4A pole vault and second in triple jump. She was second in regionals in pole vault and third in triple jump. In 2015, Pickney was first in District 6-4A pole vault and third in triple jump and long jump.
She received several outstanding field performer awards during her high school career.
Pickney has been a member of the United Southern Express Track Club since 2009. Pickney was a Junior Olympic qualifier in 2010 and 2011 and was an AAU national qualifier in 2012 and 2014.
Wicker, a four-year varsity player, transferred from Central Private and attended St. Michael High School from 2013-2015, where she averaged 5.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game and played the small forward position. She was named to 2013-14 and 2014-15 District 6-4A honorable mention teams.
Williams, a four-year varsity player, signed his letter of intent to play soccer with Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy in Leeds, England.
He ranked third in the state in all divisions in goals with 44 and had 16 assists. He plays the forward and midfield position. Williams was awarded the Division II, District 5 Offensive MVP. He was named to the 2014-15 First Team 4A All-State and All-Metro Boys Soccer teams.