Student-athletes from turf to pool, rink to field and track to course signed a national letter of intent early on November 10 at Chanhassen High School.
Sixteen Storm seniors, including seven lacrosse, have signed their names to continue in their sport until college level next school year.
A culmination of hard work and time spent crafting their game for the next level.
“Growing up alongside these three, we all knew today was a huge goal for us and so when we all sat down to sign it was an amazing feeling and a very big accomplishment for all of us.” , said Brady Grandstaff, senior of Storm Lacrosse.
Grandstaff, who plays in college at the University of Utah, was joined on stage by teammates Will Kaufmann (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Dylan Kendrick (Lewis College) and John Dahl (Lindenwood University).
“This is just the start of our travels and I think we’re all going to do great things to the next level,” Grandstaff said.
Twin sisters Leah and Siri Hodgins of Boston University and Bella Detienne of Northern Michigan also signed to the women’s lacrosse program.
The sixteen athletes, the greatest in the history of the school, represented nine programs. Some like Grandstaff, Dahl and Kendrick are multisport athletes.
Madi Hicks, an all-state golfer who traveled to North Dakota State University, sat down with her basketball teammate Callin Hake, who will join the Nebraska Huskers of the Big 10.
“Today means more than the next four years; it is recognition of the countless hours of hard work and gratitude to those who have helped me along the way! It also includes celebrating all the opportunities basketball has given me and the exciting future that is to come! ”Said Merlu.
“The day of signing means a lot to me. It’s so cool to have a day where all student-athletes can sign and celebrate our future together in front of our family, friends and coaches. today it’s nice to take a day to celebrate our accomplishments, ”said Hicks.
While most of Storm’s student-athletes signing on Nov. 10 head out of state, three remain at home, led by softball pitcher Sydney Schwartz and University of Minnesota runner Izzy Roemer. Mary Cate Ziembiec will compete for another brown and gold the Cougars of Minnesota-Morris.
“Minnesota is my home; this is where I wanted to be and I am thrilled to represent my home country. The quality education and leadership opportunities will allow me to grow as a player and as a person. “said Schwartz. “Softball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember; I am blessed to be able to continue this journey for a program with great coaches, a competitive environment and a culture that I am thrilled to be a part of. “
Some of the athletes who signed have just finished their high school careers – swimmer Kalina Fuglie (University of Indianapolis) and diver Alyssa Konz (University of Iowa) – while others are just starting their final season. , such as hockey players Elisabeth Gerebi (Brown University) and Katelyn Roberts (Penn State University).
Wherever they are on their journey, the future looks bright for these storm stars.