Jonathan Lopez, a three-year varsity player on the Smith-Cotton High boys soccer team, has signed to play at Avila University in Kansas City.

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Lopez, the son of Esmeralda and Saul Lopez, of Sedalia, was an Honorable Mention All-West Central Conference pick in 2016 and was a member of the 2014 Tigers team that went to the Class 3 Final Four and finished third. He finished his high school career with 25 goals and 18 assists.

S-C Boys Soccer Head Coach Ethan Weller said: “Jonathan is a good soccer player and an even better person. Jonathan is a very hard-nosed player who plays very physical. He is a very skilled player as well, and I feel he will have a lot of success at the next level. I look forward in watching Jonathan continue his education and soccer career."

In the photo: Smith-Cotton senior Jonathan Lopez on Wednesday signed to play soccer at Avila University in Kansas City. Seated with him are his parents, Esmeralda and Saul Lopez; back row, from left, S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis, Avila Head Coach Stephen Hoffman, S-C Boys Soccer Head Coach Ethan Weller, and S-C Principal Wade Norton.

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