HASTINGS, Neb. – The St. Cecilia Bluehawks have a long-standing record of athletic success with several championships in football, basketball, and track and field.

Next year, four athletes, who all played football together will be representing the Bluehawks at the collegiate level.

Quinn Rosno, Dawson Kissinger, Thomas Thomas, and Jenson Anderson, who earned several awards and distinguishments over their high school careers at St. Cecilia, signed their letters of intent Monday afternoon.

Rosno and Kissinger will both be staying home to play football for the Hastings College Broncos, who got three Bluehawk football commits last year.

"I knew Carson (Kudlacek,) Cooper (Butler,) and Jayden Lagunas, so knowing them, they helped me through the process, and it just felt like the place for me," said Kissinger. "I knew I was going to be a Bronco right when the process started really, playing again with my friends was the main part, and it's a great opportunity for me."

"I went on a visit there, and Coach (Matt) Franzen just sold me, he's a great guy and makes you feel like you're special," said Rosno. "You're not just a person on the team, you're much more than that to him, and he's one of those guys you can call him after college and he'll pick up the phone."

Anderson and Thomas will both be headed east to Seward where they’ll both attend Concordia University to participate in Track and Field, who as a team has finished Top 5 in the GPAC conference in all but one year since 1994.

"Truly, Coach (Matt) Beisel just made me feel so welcome, he would text me all the time and would really care for me," said Anderson. "He wanted me there, so I knew it was the place for me."

"Me and Jenson like to compete against each other in track meets even though it might not be in the same event," said Thomas. "It's going to be fun to have that similar face and compete the same way we have since Freshman year."

During high school, Kissinger tore multiple ligaments in his knee, and Thomas tore multiple ligaments in his elbow in his throwing arm just last June, but both athletes have made a full recovery from injuries that could be career ending.