Six WHS athletes sign letters of intentIt was “signing day” across the country Wednesday, and Woodbury High School boasted six student-athletes who signed letters of intent to participate in athletics at various NCAA Division I and Division II institutions.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
It was “signing day” across the country Wednesday, and Woodbury High School boasted six student-athletes who signed letters of commitment to participate in athletics at various NCAA Division I and Division II institutions.
Dozens of coaches, friends, faculty and family of the student-athletes attended the signing ceremony in the school library to support the student athletes and enjoy some refreshments.
Woodbury High School athletic director John Soma said that having six student-athletes sign letters of commitment in one season is a big deal.
“It’s been really great for the school to have this many kids sign,” Soma said after the ceremony. “Most schools have only one or two. It’s a testament to the great kids and coaches we have here.”
Soma also said that when a school is fortunate enough to have multiple student-athletes sign letters of intent to participate in college athletics, the exposure increases opportunities for future Woodbury High School students.
“When you get that notoriety (of having six student-athletes sign in one day) you’re likely to get more scholarships coming your way,” Soma said. “It puts your school on the map and allows for more opportunities for kids to play at the next level.”
Royals student-athletes who signed Wednesday:
• Sara Dehmer, University of South Dakota, soccer.
•Bridget Grandas, Iowa State University, soccer
• Carrie Lang, University of Minnesota-Duluth, cross country and track.
• Mike Willett, St. Paul Concordia University, football.
• Cooper Wahlo Jr., North Dakota State University, football.
• Ernest Dorsett, St. Cloud State University, football.