Area signings 2016-17

Area signings 2016-17

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Area signings 2016-17

Last updated: Feb. 1, 2017

AREA UNIVERSITIES

AUGUSTANA VIKINGS

Men’s basketball

Jameson Bryan, guard, Eastview HS (Apple Valley, Minn.) — Jameson Bryan enters his senior season 10 assists shy of Eastview’s all-time mark. He is a two-time team captain who earned all-conference honors as a junior after averaging 12.0 points, 5.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game last season.

Matt Cartwright, guard, O’Gorman HS (Sioux Falls) — Named a team captain entering his senior season, Matt Cartwright averaged 13.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last season and shot 43 percent from 3-point range. He knocked down 81 percent of his free throws to go along with 18 blocks.

Tayton Vincent, guard, Sioux Valley HS (Volga) — Tayton Vincent was a first team Class A all-state selection as a junior after averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game in 2015-16. 

Women’s Basketball

Camryn Hay, forward/center, Wayzata HS (Maple Grove, Minn.) — Camryn Hay enters her senior season as a three-year starter. She averaged 8.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game rebound per game last season, en route to earning all-conference honors. 

Katie Guentzel, guard, Lakeville South HS (Lakeville, Minn.) — As a junior, Katie Guentzel averaged 10 points, 2.1 steals and 2.2 steals per game. She scored a career-high 22 points against top-ranked Eden Prairie last season and ended her junior season in the Top 10 of her school’s all-time scoring list. 

Vishe’ Rabb, guard, Springfield HS (Springfield, Minn.) — Vishe’ Rabb enters her senior season with 1,043 career points, 505 career rebounds, 136 career assists, and 242 career steals. She has averaged 16.24 points per game.

Janelle Shiffler, forward, Union Grove HS (Union Grove, Wisc.) — Janelle Shiffler averaged 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds last season as a junior. She was an all-conference pick, helping her team to a 21-5 finish that culminated with a runner-up finish at sectionals.

Soccer

Kyli Clayborne, forward, Rapid City Stevens HS (Rapid City)

Savannah Ellender, defender, Rapid City Stevens HS (Rapid City)

Izzy Hedge, midfielder, O’Gorman HS (Sioux Falls)

Natalie Jamison, defender/center mid, Bursville HS (Savage, Minn.)

Shannon McKnight, defender/midfielder, Farmington HS (Farmington, Minn.)

Skylar Moen, forward, Washington HS (Sioux Falls)

Bailey Parsons, midfielder, Omaha Burke HS (Bennington, Neb.)

Claudia Pueschner, goal keeper, Eastview HS (Apple Valley, Minn.)

Softball

Taylor Broos, shortstop, Blaine HS (Ham Lake, Minn.) — Taylor Broos all-state and all-metro honors junior season after batting .523 with three home runs and nine doubles.

Christina Delzer, Rapid City Stevens HS (Rapid City) —  A team captain and first-team all-state selection, Christina Delzer batted .457 last season helping her team to a 20-2 record and a third-place finish at the state tournament.

Amber Elliot, pitcher, Anoka HS (Ramsey, Minn.) — Amber Elliot has helped Anoka to a 68-8-1 record over the last three seasons. She batted .508 and had seven home runs and 17 RBI in 2016. Elliot pitched 93 innings and struck out 166 batters while tossing five no-hitters last year.

Abbie Lund, outfielder, Cedar Falls HS (Waterloo, Iowa) — In addition to her high school team, Abbie Lund plays for the Midwest Speed U18 team and spent last season on the Midwest Speed 16U team where last season she batted .372 while leading the team in runs scored (72) and stolen bases (50).

Ashley Mickshl, pitcher, Woodbury HS (Woodbury, Minn.) — Ashley Mickschl enters her senior season as a three-time all-conference and all-section honoree. She picked up 12 wins and seven shutouts while striking out 122 batters in 97 innings pitched. She also batted .424 with five home runs and 38 RBI.

Tennis

Grace Goble, St. Thomas More (Rapid City) — Grace Goble amassed 109 singles victories over her six year varsity high school career and was a four-time all-tournament team honoree. She helped her team to a state championship her junior year.

Volleyball

Abby Benson, middle blocker, Jackson County Central HS (Jackson, Minn.) — Abby Benson has been a four-year starter and letter winner. As a senior, she helped lead her team to a 23-9 record and a runner-up finish at sectionals. For her efforts, Benson earned all-state and all-conference honors after totaling 370 kills, 279 digs, 47 blocks and 37 service aces.

SIOUX FALLS COUGARS

Men’s basketball

Chase Grinde, guard, Spring Grove HS (Spring Grove, Minn.) — Chase Grinde averaged 22 points, six rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.1 assists a year ago as Spring Grove finished 28-2. During the summer, Chase played with the highly respected Minnesota Heat AAU program, led by director Willie Vang.

Andrew Maschoff, guard/forward, Ackeny HS (Ankeny, Iowa) — As a junior, Andrew Maschoff averaged 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the Ankeny High School boys basketball team to an 18-5 record and a share of the Central Iowa Conference crown. 

Women’s basketball

Kiara Bradley, forward, Pella Community HS (Pella, Iowa) — Kiara Bradley earned first team All-Little Hawkeye Conference and first team All-District honors as a junior.

Amanda Dagostino, forward, Andover HS (Andover, Minn.) — Amanda Dagostino was named honorable mention All-Northwest Suburban Conference in 2015-16 after averaging 7.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.1 blocks per contest.

Kennedy Dighton, forward, Jefferson HS (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) — Kennedy Dighton averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game last season. Dighton has started in all 67 games of her high school career and averaged more than 10 points per game each season.

Jasmine Harris, guard/forward, Assumption HS (Davenport, Iowa) — Jasmine Harris averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists on 51 percent shooting from the field, including a 45 percent clip on threes.

Ashley Hodell, forward, D.C. Everest HS (Weston, Wis.) — With 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, Ashley Hodell ranked in the top 10 of the Wisconsin Valley Conference in both categories.

Codee Myers, guard, Ankeny HS (Ankeny, Iowa) — Codee Myers averaged 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.7 steals per game as a junior.

Lauren Sanders, guard, Millard HS (Millard, Neb.) — Lauren Sanders holds the career three-point field goals made, attempted and three-point percentage career record at MSHS. Led by Sanders, the Millard South squad joined the program’s record books, entering the top 10 for most 3-pointers in a season and three-point shooting percentage.

Abby Slater, forward/guard, Anoka HS (Andover, Minn.) — Abby Slater finished her junior season with 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game

Mari Smitsdorff, forward, Legacy Christian Academy (Coon Rapids, Minn.) — Mari Smitsdorff averaged 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 4.1 blocked shots per game. She is the career record holder at LCA with 344 blocks and her 105 blocks last year is the single season record.

Women’s golf

Lexi Jonas, (Hudson, Wis.) — Lexi Jonas was named first team Allp-Big Rivers Conference as a junior and senior. She is a three-time Wisconsin State individual qualifier, who had a nine-hole average of 38 and 18-hole average of 78. Jonas shot 81-82 and finished 19th in the Division 1 portion of the WIAA state tournament.

Sydney Hubbard, Onalaska HS (Onalaska, Wis.) — Sydney Hubbard was a three-time team captain and earned All-Mississippi Valley Conference first team honors four straight seasons. She was medalist as a senior when she was named the conference golfer of the year. Hubbard shot 82-78 and finished 16th at the Division 1 state meet.

Kyleigh Moran, Vermillion HS (Vermillion) — Kyleigh Moran earned all-region honors. She placed in the top 20 her junior (11th) and senior year (17th) at state.

Alexandra Nutter, LaCrescent HS (Houston, Minn.) — Alexandra Nutter played in the number one spot on varsity four years, earning all-conference honors three times. A two-time section AA state qualifier, she qualified to compete in the AJGA Tournament. 

Soccer

Kori Fink, defender, Nebraska Wesleyan (Harrisburg)

Kassidy Graber, midfielder, Chisago Lakes HS (Lindstrom, Minn.)

Morgan Lovato, defender, Foothill HS (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Lindsey Power, defender, Chisago Lakes HS (Lindstrom, Minn.)

Claire Radatz, forward, North Lakes Academy (Forest Lake, Minn.)

Olivia Valdez, forward, Broomfield HS (Broomfield, Colo.)

DeLynne Zevenbergen, goalkeeper, Sioux Falls Christian HS (Sioux Falls).

Softball

Emmie Uitts, catcher/infielder, Elkhorn HS (Elkhorn, Neb.) — Emmie Uitts finished her high school career this fall as an all-state honoree and school record holder for career home runs. Uitts batted .415 with 27 runs batted in and nine homeruns as a senior, earning her third all-state appointment from the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald.

Cassie Van Beek, infield/outfield, Boyden-Hull Rock Valley HS (Rock Valley, Iowa) — Cassie Van Beek projects to play both infield and outfield. As a junior, Van Beek racked up 47 hits for a .423 average, and totaled 15 extra-base hits. She also stole 22 bags in as many tries. She earned first-team all-state as a sophomore and junior.

Volleyball

Avery Yaksich, outside hitter, Concordia HS (Omaha) — Averey Yaksich joins the Cougars after starting four years at CHS and earning four consecutive Nebraska All-State honors. As a key cog on the Omaha Premier Volleyball Club, Yaksich led her club team to the 2016 USAV National Championship tournament.

Mackenzie Byers, outside hitter, Millennium HS (Goodyear, Ariz.) — MacKenzie Byers was key in leading her club team, Arizona Sky Volleyball Club, to the 2016 USAV National Championship tournament.

Emily Decker, middle blocker, Elkhart Central HS (Elkhart, Ind.) — Emily Decker earned Indiana Academic All-State honors. Playing for the Kaepa Krush Volleyball Club, Decker led her club squad to the 2016 USAV National Championship tournament.

Krista Goerger, setter, Mankato West HS (Mankato, Minn.) — Krista Goerger guided her club team, Vital Volleyball Club, to the 2016 AAU National Championship tournament.

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES

Men’s basketball

Walter Prevost, forward, Nimitz HS (Houston) — Walter Prevost earned first-team all-district honors and Texas all-region honors last season after averaging 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks per game. He was also named newcomer of the year.

Stanley Umude, guard, Warren HS (San Antonio) — Stanley Umude was averaging 24 points per game before sustaining an injury that forced him to miss most of last season. Two years ago, he earned all-district honors while tallying 303 points, 78 rebounds, 60 assists, 26 steals and 20 blocks.

Women’s basketball

Monica Arens, guard, Crofton HS (Crofton, Neb.) — Monica Arens becomes the third Arens sister to sign with South Dakota. Arens’ older sisters, Bridget and Allison, are currently in the Coyote lineup. She has led Crofton High School to three straight Nebraska Class C2 Championship titles and is a 1,000-point scorer for the Warriors.

Liv Korngable, guard, Mayo HS (Rochester, Minn.) — Liv Korngable holds the Mayo High School record for career assists with 682 after three seasons. A 1,000-point scorer for the Spartans, Korngable has led Mayo High School to a Big 9 Conference title and a pair of Minnesota state tournaments. She has earned all-Big 9 honors the past three seasons. 

Claudia Kunzer, guard, Montini Catholic HS (Bartlett, Ill.) — Claudia Kunzer is an all-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference basketball player who helped Montini Catholic High School to an Illinois state title as a freshman. The Broncos placed third at the state tournament in 2015. 

Chloe Lamb, guard, Sully Buttes (Onida) — Chloe Lamb led Sully Buttes High School to the 2016 South Dakota Class B Championship while averaging 17 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. Lamb earned a spot on the all-tournament team, all-state team and all-Yellowstone Trail Conference team. Lamb also surpassed 1,000 career points during her junior season. 

Men’s golf

Tate Arends, MOC-Floyd Valley HS (Orange City, Iowa) — Tate Arends was named first team all-state in his junior season. He was a three-time first team honoree of the Siouxland Conference and had a scoring average of 72.67 during his junior season. Arends also competed on the Future Collegians World Tour (FWCT). In 2016, he was the runner-up at the Iowa Junior Amateur.

Jack Hoiberg, Hinsdale Central HS (Chicago) — Jack Hoiberg is a two-time state champion. As a Red Devil, he was named to the West Suburban all-conference team three times. He has earned all-state and conference academic awards. 

Soccer

Maddison Sullivan, Rapid City Central (Rapid City)

Softball

Sarah Lisko, P, Mayo HS (Rochester, Minn.) — Lisko is a 5-foot-8 pitcher who earned all-conference honors her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons at Mayo High School. Her career ERA is 2.04 with 363 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.195.

Dylan Underwood, IF, Coronado HS (Henderson, Nev.) — Underwood is a 5-foot-5 middle infielder who earned a varsity letter and started all four years at Coronado High School. She hit .427 with a .518 on-base percentage during her junior season, both improvements over her previous seasons.

Lauren Wobken, IF, Guardian Angels Central Catholic HS (Scribner, Neb.) — A 5-foot-8 middle infielder, Wobken holds three Nebraska state softball career records in Class C with a .521 batting average, 31 home runs, and 201 hits. She also holds the record for most RBI in one season with 57.

Lauren Eamiguel, P/IF, St. Mary’s HS (Mesa, Ariz.) — Eamiguel is a 5-foot-5 pitcher and middle infielder. She has a .492 career batting average to go with 25 career wins. St. Mary’s named her the offensive player of the year following her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Kierstin Denning, C, Queen Creek HS (Queen Creek, Ariz.) — Denning is a 5-foot-3 catcher who hit .394, .377, and .396 in consecutive years for Queen Creek High School. At Queen Creek, Denning was recognized once with a Golden Glove Award.

Skylar Arellano, C, Mesa HS (Mesa, Ariz.) — A 5-foot-4 catcher, Arellano has been on varsity since her freshman year. As a freshman, she had a .378 batting average and made the All-Mesa Public School Conference team. Her sophomore year, she improved her batting average to .421 and was an all-conference honorable mention.

Track & Field/Cross Country

Luke Bailey, Distance, Xavier HS (Appleton, Wis.) — Bailey captured the Wisconsin D2 State Cross Country Championship with a 15:44 clocking as a senior, the sixth-fastest time in Wisconsin D2 history. He also won a pair of Bay Conference titles and three sectional titles in his cross country career.

Jonna Bart, Distance, Aurora HS (Aurora, Neb.) — Bart placed fourth at the 2016 NSAA Class B Cross Country Championship in 19:36. Bart is a three-time state medalist in cross country and six-time state medalist in track for the Huskies. She also won the Central Conference cross country meet this fall.

Olivia Dagel, Throws, Washington HS (Cherokee, Iowa) —  Dagel is the younger sister of junior offensive lineman Stetson Dagel from the Coyote football team. Dagel holds a personal best of 125-0 in the discus and 37-5 in the shot put. She’s a two-time Iowa Class 3A Track & Field Championship qualifier.

Leah Dusterhoft, Throws, Iowa City West HS (Coralville, Iowa) — A three-time medalist at the Iowa Class 4A Track and Field Championship in the discus, Dusterhoft placed fifth as a junior. She ranks 91st nationally in the discus with a personal best throw of 133-7.

Bayli Freidel, Pole Vault, Tolton Catholic HS (Moberly, Mo.) — Freidel has captured two consecutive Missouri Class 2 State titles in the pole vault during her sophomore and junior seasons. She took fourth at the state meet during her freshman campaign. Freidel cleared a personal best 12-6 during her junior season. She also took 12th at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships over the summer.

Thane Hein, Distance, Roosevelt HS (Sioux Falls) — Hein took third place at the 2016 South Dakota Class AA Cross Country Championship, a 10-place improvement from his junior season. Hein, along with fellow signee Seth Iverson, led the Rough Riders to a team title at the state meet as a junior and runner-up performance three times.

Macy Heinz, Middle Distance, Ipswich Public HS (Ipswich) — A five-time South Dakota Class B Track & Field Championship MVP, Heinz has captured 20 South Dakota Class B titles leading into her senior season. She’s the only athlete in South Dakota history to capture state titles in every non-hurdle event on the track ranging from 100 meters to 3,200 meters with a cross country title to cap it off. Heinz was named an All-American, the South Dakota Sportswriter Prep Athlete of the Year and the South Dakota Gatorade Athlete of the Year in 2015. Heinz personal best of 2:10.95 for 800 meters is a South Dakota Class B record. She also holds Ipswich High School records for 100 meters (12.10), 200 meters (24.86), 400 meters (56.86), 1,600 meters (4:59.65), 3,200 meters (11:22.52) and on the cross country course (18:26). Heinz was the Howard Wood Dakota Relays champion in the 800-meter special event in both 2013 and 2015. She’s won five-straight titles in the 800 meters and 1,600 meters at the state meet.

Callie Henrich, Throws, Akron Westfield HS (Akron, Iowa) — Originally from Stevens High School in Rapid City, Henrich is in her first year competing for Akron-Westfield High School. Henrich is a four-time state medalist between the discus and shot put at the South Dakota Class AA Track & Field Championships. Henrich ranks 42nd nationally in the shot put with a toss of 43-5. Henrich was twice named the South Dakota Class AA Field MVP of the state meet.

Seth Iverson, Distance, Roosevelt HS (Sioux Falls) — Iverson finished runner-up at the 2016 South Dakota Class AA Cross Country Championship. He took fifth at the meet as a junior. Iverson, along with fellow signee Thane Hein, led the Rough Riders to a team title at the state meet as a junior and runner-up performance three times. Iverson broke Roosevelt High School’s Yankton Trails Cross Country Course record at the Nike Heartland Regional this fall with a 15:58.

Kelsi Kearney, Distance, Washington HS (Sioux Falls) — A five-time top-20 finisher at the South Dakota Class AA Cross Country Championships, Kearney posted a fourth-place finish as an eighth grader with a 14:58 clocking for the 4,000-meter course. Kearney also took fourth in the 800 meters at the 2016 South Dakota Class AA Track & Field Championship with a personal best of 2:17, tying the Washington High School record.

Landon Kemp, Pole Vault, Greenville Senior HS (Greenville, Mich.) — Ranked No. 6 in the nation by DyeStat, Kemp captured a Michigan pole vault title as a junior with a Michigan state record jump of 13-4. Kemp also holds the Michigan state indoor record at 13-0. She is a three-time all-Ottawa-Kent Conference honoree and three-time regional champion in the pole vault. Kemp was the New Balance Nationals Emerging Elite indoor and outdoor champion in both 2014 and 2015.

Armand Khan, Multi Events, Ratingen, Germany — A transfer hailing from Vermillion’s sister city of Ratingen, Germany, Khan will compete in the decathlon for the Coyotes. Khan is one of Germany’s top young decathletes with a personal best mark of 6,308 points. Khan plans to major in physics at South Dakota.

Morgan Lawler, Middle Distance, Rosemount HS (Rosemount, Minn.) —Lawler was a member of the Shamrock’s Minnesota Section 3 AA Championship track and field team in 2016. Lawler holds personal bests of 2:15 in the 800 meters and 59.36 in the 400. She split a 57.9 as the lead leg of the 4×400 relay at the 2015 Minnesota Class 2AA Track & Field Championship.

Wayne Lawrence, Sprints, Meadowdale HS (Dayton, Ohio) — Lawrence ranks 12th in the nation for the 400 meters according to DyeStat. He finished runner-up in the 400 meters for the second consecutive season at the 2016 Ohio D2 State Championship.

Kenny McMahan, Multi Events, Lewis Central HS (Council Bluffs, Iowa) — McMahan, who will compete in the decathlon for the Coyotes, captured medals in three events at the 2016 Iowa Class 4A State Championship. He placed sixth in the 400 meters with a 49.80 clocking, ran a leg of Lewis Central High School’s 4×400 relay that took third and was on the seventh-place 4×200 relay.

Laura Nelson, Distance, Gayville-Volin HS (Mission Hill) — Nelson is a two-time South Dakota Class B champion (2013, 2016) in cross country and two-time champion in track and field. She medaled at five state cross country meets and led the Raiders to a runner-up performance in 2014. Nelson finished 19th at the 2016 Nike Heartland Regional with a personal best of 18:02 for 5,000 meters. Her 4×800 relay set the Howard Dakota Relays Class B record in 2014 with a time of 9:57.67. A three-year starter on the Raiders’ basketball team, Nelson helped the team to a 2014 state tournament appearance. Nelson is on the pre-med track with plans to major in medical biology at South Dakota.

Abby Ripperda, Distance, O’Gorman HS (Sioux Falls) — A three-time all-state honoree, Ripperda holds six school records at O’Gorman High School. Ripperda holds personal bests of 2:25 for 800 meters, 5:20 for 1,600 meters and 11:22 for 3,200 meters. She placed fifth in the 3,200 meters at the 2015 South Dakota Class AA Track & Field Championships.

Matt Slagus, Throws, North Pocono HS (Moscow, Penn.) —Slagus launched the hammer 206-0 at the Iron Wood Classic this summer to break the Pennsylvania state record. The mark puts him at fourth in the nation according to MileSplit. He also holds the Pennsylvania District II record in the discus at 187-4 from this past spring, which ranks 19th nationally.

Alli Wroblewski, Sprints, Bettendorf HS (Bettendorf, Iowa) — An eight-time state medalist, Wroblewski took fifth in the 400 meters the past two seasons at the Iowa Class 4A State Championship. Wroblewski holds a quarter mile personal best of 56.5 seconds. She ran a leg of the Bettendorf High School record 4×100 relay this past spring and anchored the 4×400 relay to a pair of third-place finishes at the state meet in 2014 and 2015. 

Volleyball

Emily Grathoff, middle blocker, Walled Lake Northern HS (Commerce Township, Mich.) — Emily Grathoff has accumulated 601 kills and 251 blocks. For club, she was a member of the Legacy 17-Elite and Legacy 18-Elite teams.

Kenzie Hesse, outside hitter, Farmington HS (Farmington, Minn.) — Kenzie Hesse set the Farmington High School record for total career kills and total kills in a season. She is a Breakdown Sports Elite 50 Underclassman and was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom list. While playing AAU volleyball for the Mizuno Northern Lights, she helped lead the team to an AAU National Championship (15-Open 2014) and a US Girls Junior National Championship (15-open 2014). 

Madison Jurgens, setter, Diller-Odell HS (Odell, Neb.) — Madison Jurgens was the Class D1 Player of the Year in her junior season, was selected to the super-state second-team and was the Lincoln Star Journal Player of the Year. In her career, she has 1,394 kills with a .359 clip, 1,486 assists, 1,160 digs, 274 service aces and 226 total blocks.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

Baseball

Brady Moxham, RHP, Midland College (Oakville, Manitobal) — Moxham compiled an 8-2 record in helping lead Midland College to a conference championship in 2016. The right-hander struck out 52 batters in 69.1 innings over 13 starts. Moxham is expected to join the Jackrabbits at semester break and will sit out the 2017 season to fulfill transfer requirements, but will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Mitchell Oehme, RHP, Minnetonka HS (Minnetonka, Minn.) — Oehme has a career high school record of 13-1 with a 2.62 earned run average, which he followed with an 11-0 mark and 0.60 ERA during the Legion baseball season. 

Otis Roby, RHP, Southeastern CC (Iowa) (Knoxville, Iowa) — Roby completed his first season at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa, with 38 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched. He made 25 total appearances, posting a 1-2 record with two saves for a squad that won a conference regular season title and turned in a runner-up regional finish.

Timmy Parris, C, Rapid City Central HS (Rapid City) — The lone non-pitcher in the signing class, Paris has been the starting catcher on three consecutive state championship teams for the storied Rapid City Post 22 American Legion baseball team. He batted .376 with six home runs, 15 doubles, 60 runs batted in and 43 runs scored during the 2016 season.

Austin Suhr, RHP, Iowa Central CC (Bettendorf, Iowa) — Suhr made 16 appearances, including one start, for Iowa Central Community College during the 2016 season. He posted a 5-3 record with a 2.60 ERA, striking out 49 batters in 34.2 innings.

Austin Allard, RHP, Arkon-Westfield HS (Akron, Iowa) — Allard posted a 5-2 record with a 0.77 ERA in earning all-district honors at Akron-Westfield High School during his junior season. He struck out 75 batters in 45.2 innings and limited opposing hitters to a .110 batting average.

Bret Barnett, LHP, Martensdale-St. Mary’s HS (Indianola, Iowa) — He turned in a 6-2 record for Martensdale-St. Mary’s, racking up 96 strikeouts and only 23 walks in 51 innings pitched, while holding opponents to a .118 batting average. At the plate, he batted .341 with nine doubles, two home runs and 31 RBI.

Derek Hackman, C, Johnston HS (Johnston, Iowa) — Hackman earned second-team all-state recognition while batting .344 with 26 runs batted in during the 2016 season. He went on to post a .412 batting average with four home runs and an .804 slugging percentage as a member of the Iowa Sticks select team during the fall.

Men’s basketball

Alex Arians, guard, Edgewood HS (Madison, Wisc.) — Alex Arians, who plays for the Wisconsin Swing (AAU) alongside fellow signee Ryan Krueger, was named Second Team All-Conference as a junior when he averaged 15.8 points per game.

Matt Dentlinger, guard/forward, Kuemper Catholic HS (Carroll, Iowa) — Matt Dentlinger led the Hawkeye Ten conference in blocks per game (2.88) while ranking third in scoring and rebounding, posting averages of 18.4 and 10.7 per game, respectively.

Alou Dillon, forward, Wauwatosa HS (Wauwatosa, Wisc.) — Alou Dillon is a three-year letterwinner in basketball and a two-time letter winner in volleyball. Last season he posted averages of 19.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.5 assists per game.

Ryan Krueger, guard/forward, Hortonville HS (Hortonville, Wisc.) — Ryan Krueger averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 2015-16. He holds school’s single-season and career records for made three-pointers.

Women’s basketball

Myah Selland, forward, Sanborn Central HS (Letcher) — Myah Selland averaged 23.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.1 steals while shooting 57.6 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from 3-point range as a junior. As the school record holder for most points (619), rebounds (225), steals (81) and assists (119) in a game, Selland enters her senior season with 1,653 points, 728 rebounds and 411 assists in her career.

Tylee Irwin, guard, Wahpeton HS (Wahpeton, N.D.) — Tylee Irwin averaged 20.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.1 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the free-throw line last season. Irwin, who has eight school records, including career points, enters her senior season with 1,565 points, 714 rebounds, 124 assists, 157 steals and 79 blocks.

Lindsey Theuninck, guard, Loyola HS (North Mankato, Minn.) — Lindsey Theuninck, Loyola’s boys and girls all-time leading scoring with 2,539 career points, holds the school records for career rebounds (847), points (811) and games played and started (149) in a season, in addition to, points in a game (46) and steals in a game (15). Theuninck enters her senior season averaging 17 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game for her career.

Cross Country

Alexander Auch, Harrisburg HS (Harrisburg)

Soccer

Molly Ballinger, defender, Mullen HS (Lakewood, Colo.)

Stephanie Dashiell, midfielder, Papillion-LaVista South HS (Papillion, Neb.)

Eleanor Dick, forward, Harrisonville HS (Harrisonville, Mo.)

Rachel Hewitt, forward, Woodbury HS (Cottage Grove, Minn.)

Taylor Lock, goalkeeper, Lakeville North HS (Lakeville, Minn.)

Marisa Schulz, forward, Dakota Valley (North Sioux City)

Kaitlin Zabel, defender, Lakeville South HS (Lakeville, Minn.)

Allie Zueger, midfielder, Aberdeen Central (Bath)

Softball

Taylor Nesvold, infielder, Pipestone Area Schools (Pipestone, Minn.) —  Currently in her senior season, Taylor Nesvold is a two-time All-State and All-Conference selection. She has 87 stolen bases for her career and holds single-season school records for fielding percentage (1.000) and runs scored.

Allison Beaudry, utility, Franklin High School (Elk Grove, Calif.) — Through three years, Allison Beaudry has driven in 31 runs and scored 33 of her own. She has a career .957 fielding percentage with 144 putouts and 13 assists. Last season, she hit .321 with a .344 on-base percentage and an .806 on-base plus slugging percentage, hitting one home run.

Kendra Conard, pitcher/utility, South Tahoe High School (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) — Kendra Conrad was picked First Team All-State and All-League as a pitcher when she led the league in strikeouts and wins in the circle. At the plate, she led the league in batting average (.634), slugging and on base percentages.

Volleyball

Macy Smith, middle hitter, Spirit Lake HS (Spirit Lake, Iowa) — Macy Smith finished her high school career with over 800 kills, 300 digs, 70 service aces, 90 solo blocks and 250 block assists. She set season records in kills (366), total blocks (145), blocks per set (1.36) and attack percentage (.497).

Maddie Fay, setter, Iowa City West HS (Iowa City, Iowa) — Maddie Fay leads the No. 8 Trojans into the third consecutive state tournament this week after winning Class 5A regions. She has 655 set assists, 36 service aces, 136 digs and 31 block assists. For her career, Fay has 2,151 set assists, 110 service aces and 477 digs.

Kari Brucker, libero, Tri-Valley HS (Bloomington, Ill.) — Kari Brucker, who sat out her senior year with an injury, played her junior season for Tri-Valley, recording 111 kills, a .202 hitting percentage and 178 digs as an outside attacker for the Vikings.

Wrestling

Connor Brown, Oak Grove HS (Oak Grove, Mo.) — Brown has won three state titles and compiled a 126-5 record during his career. He claimed 106-pound titles as a freshman and sophomore with respective records of 41-5 and 49-0, also earning Class 2 Wrestler of the Year in 2015. He moved up to 120 pounds as a junior and won a state title by posting his second consecutive undefeated season with a 36-0 mark, earning a 17th-place ranking at his weight class by FloWrestling.

Samuel Grove, Moorhead HS (Moorhead, Minn.) — Grove has been ranked in the top 20 nationally at 195 pounds and is a three-time state qualifier. He has posted back-to-back 40-win seasons and enters his senior campaign with a 145-35 career record, with 90 of his wins coming by pin. Last season as a junior, Grove turned in a runner-up finish at 195 pounds.

Ryan Molitor, Sartell-St. Stephen HS (Sartell, Minn.) — Molitor has been a state finalist in three different weight classes. He finished second at 106 pounds as a freshman before winning a Class AAA state championship at 113 pounds during his sophomore season, ending the year with a 38-1 record. He followed that with a 39-3 overall record and runner-up finish at the state meet in the 120-pound division.

Hunter Shelton, Oak Park HS (Kansas City, Mo.) — Shelton is a three-time state finalist for Oak Park High School in Kansas City. He won the Missouri Class 3 152-pound state title as a sophomore in 2015, followed by a runner-up finish as a junior. He also placed second at 120 pounds as a freshman.

Elias Vaoifi, Fort Osage HS (Independence, Mo.) — Vaoifi has been a member of the varsity squad for four years and served as team captain at Fort Osage High School. He capped a 46-8 junior season with a third-place finish in the 182-pound weight class at the 2016 Missouri Class 4 state meet.

AREA SIGNINGS

BASEBALL

Cam Berndt, Harrisburg, Dakota Wesleyan

Tanner Brown, Harrisburg, Augustana

Kyle Gulbrandson, Roosevelt, Sioux Falls

Zachary Lanier, Harrisburg, Northern State — Zachery Lanier is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound infielder out of Harrisburg High School. He is a 2-year starter and team captain for the Tigers under head coach John Ratzloff. As a junior, Lanier hit .284 with 21 hits and 11 RBI in 28 games played. 

Zack Puetz, Sioux Valley, Dakota Wesleyan

Jack Simonsen, Roosevelt, North Dakota State

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Isaac Kortemeyer, St. Thomas More, S.D. Mines — Kortemeyer is a 6-foot-8-inch, 230 pound center from Rapid City, S.D., who will finish up his final season of high school basketball for the St. Thomas More Cavaliers. Kortemeyer was a member of the South Dakota Class A second-place team this past spring and has helped the Cavaliers to three-straight state tournament appearances (2014-16). 

Wil Johnson, Harrisburg, Briar Cliff

Cooper Williams, Vermillion, Dakota Wesleyan

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Abuk AkoiO’Gorman, Southwest Minnesota State — Akoi, a 6-foot-2 center from O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a four-year varsity letter winner where she helped her school reach the state championship twice during her career. She has averaged 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.0 steals per game shooting 43 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3s.

Taylor Bonestroo, Roosevelt, Southwest Minnesota State — Bonestroo, a 5-foot-5 point guard from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a four-year varsity letter winner and averaged 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals per game for the AAU Dakota Blue Devils in 2016.

Anna Brecht, Lincoln, Wisconsin-Green Bay Coach Kevin Borseth: “Anna is a scorer. Her range stretches defenses, but what caught my eye initially about Anna was her desire to be a post-up player first.  Anna also has good length as a guard, runs the floor extremely well and does not take plays off.  When she is out there, you know you are getting every ounce of energy she has. This mentality compliments our style and makes her a great fit for Green Bay.”

Abby Johnson, Rapid City Central, North Dakota State College of Science

Katie Johnson, Roosevelt, Dordt

Brooke Luitjens, Lincoln, Northern State — Brooke Luitjens is a 5-foot-9, guard out of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School. She is a 4-year letter winner for the Patriots. Luitjens led the team in field goal percentage, shooting 48.0%, and was second on the team in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 36.0%. Her mother Renae Osthus and father Lance Luitjens both played basketball at Northern State.

Caryssa Mielitz, Milbank, Northern State — Caryssa Mielitz is a 6-foot-2, forward/center out of Milbank High School. She averages 13 points and eight rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. She was named to the NEC All-Conference team a season ago. Mielitz was also named the Watertown Public Opinion Athlete of the Week. She is also the leading hitter for the Bulldog’s volleyball team who are 17-6 this season.

Tahia Mitzel, Roosevelt, Briar Cliff

Karli O’Brien, Rapid City Central, Laramie County CC

Haley Rithmiller, Webster, Northern State — Haley Rithmiller is a 5-foot-10, guard/forward out of Webster High School. She has averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds per game, while leading her team to multiple state tournament appearances. Rithmiller was named to the All-State first team and is a 2-time All-Conference performer. She is also a member of the Webster track and field and swim teams where she is a state place winner in the hurdles and in the pool.

Erika Sage, Freeman, Northwestern College

Joie Spier, Oldham Ramona-Rutland, Northern State — Joie Spier is a 5-foot-11, forward, out of Oldham Ramona Rutland High School. She averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds per game as a prep, and has tallied 1,126 career points and 970 career rebounds. The ORR Raider is a 59.0% shooter from field goal range and 45.0% shooter from the arc as a junior, while averaging three assists and two steals per game. Spier is both an All-Conference and All-State performer the past four seasons for the Raiders.

Peyton Stolle, Roosevelt, Mount Marty

Hanna Vanderwerff, Rapid City Stevens, Black Hills — State Hanna Vanderwerff, a 5’9″ forward, joins Black Hills State from Rapid City, South Dakota, where she played for Stevens High School and was the second leading scorer on the team. She has a career 561 points but scored 38 points in one game. She was named to the All-Tournament team her junior year.

Kira Ward, Roosevelt, Iowa Central CC

Racquel Wientjes, Sully Buttes, Black Hills State — Racquel Wientjes, a 5’9″ shooting guard, is a native of Onida and joins her sister Remi on the squad. Wientjes averaged 19 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game her junior season. She scored a career high 1,400 points. She led the team to a State Championship and was captain her junior and senior season. She has earned All-State and All-Tournament teams twice while receiving All-Conference and All-Area team honors three times.

CROSS COUNTRY

Alyssa Bierwagen, Roosevelt, Concordia (Nebraska)

Kaedyn Chamberlain, Roosevelt, Southwest Minnesota State

Abbi Hanna, Brandon Valley, West Florida

Henry Klitzke, Lincoln, Augustana

GOLF

Emily Olson, O’Gorman, St. Benedict

MEN’S SOCCER

John Orvarsson, Harrisburg, St. Mary’s

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Olivia Harriger, Roosevelt, Southwest Minnesota State

Cait Kelly, Harrisburg, Black Hills State

Kennedi Keller, Lincoln, North Dakota State

Kayley Neville, Rapid City Central, Black Hills State

Theresa Pujado, O’Gorman, Nebraska

Hannah Spielmann, Rapid City Stevens, Moorhead State

Olivia Surrell, O’Gorman, Presentation

Avery Woods, Rapid City Stevens, Moorhead

SOFTBALL

Stephanie Gabel, Harrisburg, Dakota Wesleyan

Lexi Koltz, Roosevelt, Baylor — Koltz has dominated throughout her high school career, leading Roosevelt to three-straight state championships and snapping the South Dakota strikeout record, cruising to an undefeated season.

“Lexi is arguably the best pitcher to ever come out of the state of South Dakota,” Baylor coach Glenn Moore said. “Not many athletes can claim a state championship and she has three for Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls. Talent is only part of the reason for her success, as Lexi is extremely disciplined and works relentlessly to be the best she can be.”

Emma Terveer, Brandon Valley, Northern State — Emma Terveer, an infielder is a 2-year starter and senior team captain for the Lynx. In 2015, Terveer hit .436 with 49 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. She was named to the All-Conference and All-State team’s that season, as Brandon become the State runner-up. 

Emily Thompson, Brandon Valley, Morningside

Kiley Wood, Vermillion, Black Hills State — Kiley Wood is a four-year letter winner and a four-time All-State honoree. She was the team captain of her travel squad from 2013-2016 and took third at states in 2014 and State championship runner-up in 2016.

TENNIS

Kaleb Dobbs, Lincoln, Minnesota

TRACK & FIELD

Tanner Berg, Watertown, Northern State — With only one year of track and field experience, Tanner Berg holds personal records of 50’2” in the shot put and 151” in the discus. Berg placed seventh from the South Dakota State track meet in the shot put a season ago.

Austin Eppard, Chester, Northern State — Austin Eppard has personal records of 164’ in the discus and 47’ in the shot put. He is the 2016 State Champion in the discus, and a fifth place finisher in the shot put. 

Jakob Hanna, Brandon Valley, North Dakota State — Hanna placed in the top four at the South Dakota Class AA state meet in three events as a junior, taking second in the 3200m and fourth in the 1600m and 800m. He has clocked personal-best times of 1:56 in the 800m, 4:19 in the 1600m and 9:42 in the 3200m, and he claimed ESD Conference titles in all three events. Hanna has also been a member of Brandon Valley relay teams that won a state title in the 1600m medley and finished second in the 4x800m.

Cade Larson, Chester, Northern State — Cade Larson holds the school record in the 100m dash with a time of 10.8, and has a 200m dash personal record of 22.9. In 2016, he placed fourth in the 100m dash at the state meet, and is a member of the 4X100 school record holding, Howard Wood record holding, and state championship team.

Jordan Menken, Custer, Northern State — Jordan Menken, formerly a sprinter, has personal records of 42’10.5” in the shot put and 126’4.93” in the discus in her only year of throwing as a junior. She is the 2016 State Shot Put Champion and a place winner in the discus. Menken will also play volleyball for the Wolves in the fall.

Josie Wolf, Chester, Dakota State

VOLLEYBALL

Mikaela Ahrendt, Roosevelt, Mount Marty

Karissa Campbell, Chester, Dakota Wesleyan

Jordan Menken, Custer, Northern State — Jordan Menken is a 5-foot-7, defensive specialist out of Custer High School. She is a 2-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Wildcats under head coach Renae Schneider. As a senior, Menken 268 digs and 59 service aces this season.

Maddie Polzin, Baltic, Dakota State

Madelyn Simmons, Roosevelt, Mount Marty

Samantha Slaughter, Harrisburg, Nebraska — Slaughter is a 6-1 outside hitter/middle blocker from Harrisburg. An Under Armour third-team All-American, Slaughter has led Harrisburg High School to a 20-2 record as a senior with 365 kills, 261 digs and 64 blocks. Slaughter was a first-team all-state selection after her junior season and played club volleyball for Kairos Elite, along with Szabo. Slaughter also played basketball for Harrisburg and was a member of the Class AA all-state tournament team last season.

Coach John Cook“Sam was a late addition for us. She was committed to Creighton as a middle blocker, and she changed her mind and wanted to play outside hitter. She reopened her recruiting process, and we were in need of an outside hitter and had an opening. We had followed her in club and she was in our camp with her high school team, so we went through the recruiting process with her and re-evaluated her during the high school season. She’s a raw athlete, a great basketball player and does track. Sam’s got a big arm. She’s a former middle blocker so she’s got good instincts blocking. She’s somebody that we’re going to invest heavily in developing her and see where she can go.”

Carly Snyder, Dakota Valley, Morningside

Shaina Solon, Kadoka Area, Northern State — Shaina Solon is a 6-foot-1, outside hitter out of Kadoka Area High School. She is a 3-year starter and senior team captain for the Kougars under head coach Barry Hutchinson. Solon was named the team’s offensive MVP in 2014, 2015, and 2016. She is also a member of the Kougar basketball team and a start since the 2013-14 season.

Anezka Szabo, Lincoln, Nebraska — Szabo is a 6-3 hitter from Sioux Falls, although she plays middle blocker for Lincoln High School and has posted 383 kills, 269 digs, 110 blocks and 41 aces as a senior for the Patriots. Another left-hander, Szabo received Under Armour All-America honorable mention and was ranked the No. 34 prospect by PrepVolleyball.com. Szabo was a second-team all-state selection after her junior season in which she totaled 240 kills, 220 digs, 134 blocks and 37 aces.

Coach John Cook:  “Anezka is a very interesting prospect. The volleyball is a little bit behind in South Dakota, but she’s a 6-3 lefty who jumps really well. We’ve had her in camp, and we’re hoping that she’s a diamond in the rough. She has the potential to blossom into a nice player. The one thing she does exceptionally well is block. People will notice that right away. She has a chance to be a great blocker.” 

Becca Koehn, Brandon Valley, Moorhead State

WRESTLING

Bradley Nelson, Aberdeen Central, Northern State — Bradley Nelson holds a career record of 99-21 through his first four seasons of competition. He is a 3-time All-ESD honoree and was named the team’s MVP in 2106. Nelson is also a 3-time state place winner where he has finished second, third, and fourth.

Braiden Nelson, Aberdeen Central, Northern State — Braiden Nelson holds a career record of 91-15 for the Golden Eagles. Nelson is the 2016 State Champion at 182-pounds going 44-1 on the year with 33 pins. He was a member of the 2014 State Championship team coached by current NSU head coach Rocky Burkett where he also tallied a fourth place finish individually. 

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