Photo by Jordyn Waltman
SIGN HERE—Seniors (L-R) Phekran Kong, Ganin Thompson, Makayla Muchow, Ashtin Wessels and Renecca Nichols sign letters of intent this morning at the Avera Sports Institute.

Published Nov. 13, 2019

Five Warrior student athletes commit to various institutions
Soccer to baseball, they will play at schools around U.S.

By Cole Hulstein 

Five outstanding senior Warriors in the classroom and in athletics officially signed letters of intent to play athletics for various colleges and universities this morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Avera Sports Institute.

Today was the beginning of the signing window for D1 and D2 sports except basketball and football.

The WHS athletes are all over the board, signing to different schools all over the country. Each senior signed with a different level and size of school ranging from NAIA to D1.  

From the girls soccer team, senior Ashtin Wessels committed to Wayne State University in Wayne, Neb., and senior Renecca Nichols signed with Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. 

Volleyball team member senior Phekran Kong signed to play at the University of Louisville in in Louisville, Ky. Senior Makayla Muchow signed with the University of South Dakota in Vermillion to play softball.  Senior Ganin Thompson signed to play baseball at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

All five seniors were very excited to complete this process in their lives.

“I have been looking forward to this day ever since I committed to Wayne State,” Wessels said.   “This day was very exciting for me and my family as I officially get to continue my soccer and academic career in college.”

“I was very relieved to finally sign,” Thompson said. “It took off a lot of pressure on me knowing that I am officially going to Michigan State. I am extremely grateful to be put in this position and want to thank everyone who has helped me get here.”


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