WABENO - Athletes across the country put pen to paper Wednesday to celebrate the chance to get play sports on the collegiate level.
National Signing Day brings smiles, laughs, tears and most importantly a sense of pride.
For Wabeno Senior Sydney Rabe, it's a day she's been dreaming of for years. The six-foot-one middle-hitter signed to play division one volleyball at UW-Green Bay.
"They are so nice, it's great volleyball program and great academics," Rabe said.
Rabe is the first Wabeno athlete to commit to a D1 university.
She holds the school's record with 835 career kills, 533 posted her senior year.
"There's always something to improve on," Rabe said. "There's some great people out there and great teammates make great journeys."
The most special moment in her career was taking her team to the sectional finals this year.
"Life changing really, this season has been different from every other season I've been a part of and I will never forget it," Rabe said.
Now it's on to the next adventure.
"Just the next chapter in my life, something I never thought I would be doing in a millions years and it's going to be a reality soon," Rabe said.
Sydney plans on majoring in Psychology.