Cass County Democrat Missourian

Soccer star Seth Wiebusch’s decision highlights signing day for Harrisonville

Harrisonville’s Seth Wiebusch, who scored 41 goals last season, signed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to play soccer at South Carolina.
Harrisonville’s Seth Wiebusch, who scored 41 goals last season, signed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, to play soccer at South Carolina. Photo provided

After his illustrious four-year soccer career at Harrisonville, Seth Wiebusch had one more milestone to celebrate Feb. 7 — a National Letter of Intent.

Wiebusch, a forward who helped the Wildcats to their first-ever state tournament appearance last fall, signed to play soccer at South Carolina. He was one of eight Wildcats who made their college choices final on National Signing Day.

Wiebusch earned NCAA Division I attention during Harrisonville’s 25-5 season, which culminated with a fourth-place finish in the Class 3 state tournament.

He scored 41 goals for the Wildcats, and earned All-Conference, All-District and All-Class 3 honors last season.

According to the Missouri State High School Activities Association, Wiebusch ranks No. 1 in the state in career total points, No. 2 in career assists, No. 3 in total points per game, No. 5 in assists for a season and No. 9 in total points for a season.

Two other Harrisonville soccer players — Alexander Bearden, who picked Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, and Jonathan Buerge, who inked with William Woods — also signed during Wednesday’s ceremony.

The Wildcats also had three sign to play softball: Kylee Bohle with Pittsburg State, Mallory Kimball with Avila, and Mara Davis with the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan.

Finally, Nick Kruse signed with Missouri Western for football and teammate Jesse Wallen signed with Baker.

Raymore-Peculiar had 14 signees — Morgan Bayers, soccer, William Jewell; Caleb Cohen, trap shooting, Missouri Valley; Jasmine Collier, soccer, William Jewell; Noah Durham, football, William Jewell; Zaire Hardin, football, Hastings; Zach Hill, cross country, Longview Community College; Logan Mangrum, soccer, Columbia College; Wesley McCullough, basketball, University of Sioux Falls; Kennady Orlick, soccer, Missouri State; Mason Pratt, football, William Jewell; Leah Rogge, soccer, Park; Zach Starforth, football, Illinois State; Devin Schwindt, rifle shooting, Air Force Academy; and Jorri Toone, soccer, State Fair Community College.

Pleasant Hill’s signings included —Jackson Caley, baseball, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville; Autumn Ferguson, soccer, Missouri-Kansas City; Logan Gish, volleyball, Lipscomb; Rebecca Latimer, soccer, Berea College; Tristin Sudduth, lacrosse, University of St. Mary; Mariah Thompson, softball, Metrolpolitan Community College-Maple Woods; Aspen Younce, softball, Crowder; and Tori Young, softball, North Central Missouri College.

Finally, TJ Brown and Dante Madden of Belton both signed with Wayne State to play football, while Blaine Truman signed to play soccer at Lawrence Technological University.