A look back: Lindbergh seniors sign to play in college


LHS senior Samantha Kersting (center) is joined by her father, Stephen, sister Melissa and LHS Athletic Director Mike Slyman (back) as she signs a letter of intent to play volleyball at Indiana State University.

Editor’s note: During the pandemic, we are revisiting some South County school news from past years. This is from April 2011. 

Lindbergh High School seniors Andrea Klipsch and Samantha Kersting signed with universities to play softball and volleyball, respectively.

Andrea Klipsch – Softball, Truman State University

Andrea Klipsch, daughter of Jaime and Lisa Klipsch, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for Truman State University. Andrea has played shortstop for the Flyers for four years under the direction of Coach Darin Scott. Her most memorable game was one against Eureka where she hit two home runs, two doubles and a grand slam to win the game! Outside of sports, Andrea is a member of the National Honor Society, L-Club officer, Link Leader and Platinum Renaissance award winner. She will graduate in May in the top 5 percent of her class. In college, Andrea will study International Business and play softball for Coach Erin Brown.

Samantha Kersting – Volleyball, Indiana State University

Samantha Kersting, who has played volleyball for eight years as a middle blocker, recently signed a letter of intent to play college ball at Indiana State University. During her time at LHS, she was involved with Link Crew and Character Council, managed boys volleyball, and took stats for the wrestling team. Samantha, daughter of Stephen and Janice Kersting, will play at Indiana State under the direction of Coach Traci Dahle. She plans to major in early childhood education.

LHS senior Andrea Klipsch (center) signs a letter of intent to play softball at Truman State University. Andrea is joined by her parents, Jaime and Lisa, LHS Coach Darin Scott (right), and Andrew Hiefner (left), coach of the St. Louis Esprit, Andrea’s select summer softball team.