Four Stillwater Area High School seniors finalized their collegiate plans this week by signing a National Letter of Intent.
Aliza Deming will continue her tennis career at the University of North Dakota while volleyball player Stephanie Dietrich has signed on with Michigan Technological University. Kristin Erf, who will be competing at next week’s state swim meet, will join the program at South Dakota State University and Sydney Evensen is slated to join the lacrosse program at the University of Colorado.
The early signing period began on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and continues through Nov. 20. The signing period for football and several other sports kicks off on Feb. 5, 2014 and the regular signing period for basketball and several additional sports is April 16, 2014.
Listed below is information provided by those Stillwater athletes signing NLIs this week.
College attending — University of North Dakota
Sport — Women’s tennis
Why UND? — It is the perfect combination of academics and the opportunity to play tennis.
Major/academic interests — International business/relations
Other SAHS Activities — Key Club, National Honor Society
Most memorable experience with the Ponies — Going to state as a junior with the team and winning the consolation title.
College attending — Michigan Technological University
Sport — Volleyball
Why MTU? — It is well known for the academic areas of interest and my personality fits well with the coach and players. The team is going through a rebuilding period and the position of an underdog is appealing.
Major/academic interests — Mechanical engineering
Other SAHS Activities — National Honor Society, track and field
Most memorable experience with the Ponies — Win against biggest rival — East Ridge — in section quarterfinals this year.
College attending — South Dakota State University
Sport — Women’s swimming and diving
Why SDSU? — South Dakota State University had everything I was looking for, agriculture education and Division I swimming.
Major/academic interests — Agricultural communications and journalism
Other SAHS Activities — FFA
Most memorable experience with the Ponies — Any True Team state meet because it is always exciting to see the whole team come together and swim fast. It’s always fun!
College attending — University of Colorado (Boulder)
Sport — Women’s lacrosse
Why CU-Boulder? — Fell in love with the University of Colorado the first time I visited. It has a very good business school and I have known the head coach for a few years. All three coaches are some of the best lacrosse players in the world. Colorado is a new program, which I want to be a part of.
Major/academic interests — Major in business and minor in Spanish
Other SAHS Activities — Cross country running and alpine skiing
Most memorable experience with the Ponies — Making it to state in lacrosse in ninth grade, which was my first year on the team.