Holt to continue soccer career as a Rough Rider
Cassville senior Klayten Holt has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Crowder College in Neosho next year.
Holt has played organized soccer since the third grade and was a standout player for the Wildcats this past season.
Holt anchored the defense and was a part of back-to-back Wildcats' district championships. His junior year, he earned the Most Improved Player Award, and this season, he was honored as a first team All-Conference selection. Holt was also named Cassville's defensive Player of the Year.
"Klayten is one of those rare athletes who also maintained excellent academics," said Andrew Hoskins. "Klayten strived to improve all season, he was moved from a stopper to a striker mid-way through the season and helped to improve our defense.
"As a coach I can say his best game this season had to come against Carthage, where he helped our team to stall a very potent offense," continued Hoskins. "We will truly miss Klayten. He was a great personality on and off the field and one of our leaders."
Holt plans to major in business and transfer to Oklahoma Wesleyan after graduating from Crowder College.