East Ridge, Park, New Life Academy have student-athletes sign their NLIs
Wednesday was a big day for a handful of student athletes from East Ridge, Park and New Life Academy as they signed their National Letters of Intent.
Park had seven students sign on Wednesday while East Ridge had eight and New Life Academy had three. Here's a list of all the students and where they are heading for colleges next fall.
Courtney Brown Jr.—University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Brown Jr. has helped build the East Ridge boys basketball program into what it is today. After an extended process of visiting schools and receiving many different offers, Brown Jr. decided on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for his future college plans.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee finished the 2017-18 season with a 16-17 record and ended its season with a loss in the semifinals in the Little Caesars Motor City Madness in Detroit.
Addi Scribner—Ohio State University
Scribner is one of the top scorers for the East Ridge girls hockey team and will bring that scoring ability to the Buckeyes next year at Ohio State. Scribner just finished off a hat trick on Tuesday night against Hastings.
The Buckeyes finished the 2017-18 season with a record of 24-11-4 and are currently 9-5 in the 2018-19 season with two wins over Minnesota State Mankato and one win over the University of Minnesota.
Delaney Goertzen—Drake University
Goertzen is one of three girls soccer players playing college soccer next season, but she helped lead this team to a conference title this past fall.
Drake finished the 2018 season with a record of 9-9-1 and the Bulldogs also finished with a 5-1-1 record.
Reegan Goulding—Bemidji State University
Goulding was also a part of the East Ridge girls soccer team and helped lead the Raptors to a conference title this season.
The Beavers finished the 2018 season with a record of 18-1-2 and lost to Central Missouri in the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament at the end of the season. Bemidji State finished the regular season with a 14-0-1 conference record.
Linnea Yacovella—University of Minnesota
Yacovella was the one of the leading scorers for the East Ridge girls soccer team and helped lead the Raptors to a conference title this past fall.
The Golden Gophers season is still happening as Minnesota is playing No. 4 UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Championships. Minnesota won the Big Ten Tournament after defeating Penn State in the championship on penalty kicks.
Sidney Zavoral—Eastern Illinois University
Zavoral was a utility player for the East Ridge softball team and played anywhere and everywhere that the coaches needed her that day. She also played on the East Ridge girls tennis team this past fall.
Eastern Illinois finished the 2018 season with a 36-20 record and a 13-9 conference record. The Panthers went 2-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at the end of the season.
Stephanie Barber—University of West Florida
Head coach Steve Anderson said that Barber wanted to go somewhere warm for college, so the volleyball setter decided to pick a place that has two beaches on each side of the campus. Barber also said goodbye to the snow in her speech on Wednesday.
The Argonauts currently have a 25-7 record in the 2018 season and a 15-1 conference record as their season is wrapping up. West Florida will be starting its NCAA Tournament throughout the next week.
Kate Reimann—Augustana University
Reimann has lead the East Ridge volleyball team with kills over the past couple seasons and surpassed the 1,000 mark for kills this season as a senior.
Augustana completed the 2018 season with a 16-14 record as it lost to Millikin in the CCIW Tournament a few weeks ago.
Saren Croker—Creighton University
Croker was a two-time All-Conference and All-Section catcher for the Park softball team. She also earned All-State honors as a junior last season.
In the 2018 season, Creighton finished the season with a 28-15 record along with a 12-3 conference record.
Madi Meduna—Winona State University
Meduna earned All-Conference and All-Section honors three times in her Park softball career as well as earned two All-State honors being one of the outfielders.
Winona State had a big season as the Warriors were 45-7 in the 2018 season with a 20-2 conference record. They won the NSIC Tournament, but couldn't win in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Bryanna Olson—Concordia (St. Paul) University
Olson was selected to All-Conference and All-Section twice as a pitcher for the Park softball team.
The Golden Bears completed the 2018 season with a 30-24 record as Concordia went 2-2 in the NSIC Tournament at the end of the season.
Charlie Gorres—University of Minnesota-Duluth
Gorres is a four-year varsity player for the Park boys basketball and averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds last season. He was also a two-time All-Conference Honorable Mention honoree.
Minnesota-Duluth ended the 2017-18 season with a 12-18 record. The team also ended the season going 1-1 in the NSIC Postseason Tournament.
Taryn Leonard—Upper Iowa University
Leonard was a three-year varsity starter as an attacker for the Park girls lacrosse team. She finished her junior season with 11 goals and two assists and will captain this upcoming season.
Upper Iowa just added a women's lacrosse team for the 2018-19 season, so Leonard will be on the first team for this university.
Lucas Hoyt—Detroit Mercy University
Hoyt will be heading into his third year as a varsity player for the Park boys lacrosse team.
Detroit Mercy finished the 2018 season with a 9-7 record and a 5-1 conference record. The Titans had a 1-1 record in the MAAC Championship Tournament at the end of the season.
Mason Porter—Lindenwood University
Porter was named to All-Conference and All-Section last season as a junior. He's a three-year varsity starter for the Park boys lacrosse team.
The Lions completed the 2018 season with a 6-7 record and a 5-2 home record.
New Life Academy
Jessica Hase—Biola University
Hase was one of the leaders for the New Life Academy's girls soccer team.
Biola went 7-7-4 in the 2018 season with a 5-4-2 conference record. Hase will go from being an Eagle at New Life to being an Eagle at Biola.
Sophia Sosa—Wayne State College
Sosa was one of the captains for the New Life Academy's girls soccer team.
Wayne State finished the 2018 season with a 4-12-1 record along with a 4-10-1 conference record.
Claire Maple—Florida Southern College
Maple was one of the captains for the girls soccer team at New Life Academy and will be heading to the warm state of Florida next fall for college.
Florida Southern completed the 2018 season with a 5-10-1 record and a 3-7 conference record.