Five more student-athletes from RC Stevens announce their college intentions

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Last week, 11 seniors from Rapid City Stevens signed letters of intent to compete in collegiate sports.

We introduce you to five more athletes from Stevens who plan to take their talents to the next level in part two of our series.


Carsyn Mettler, Northern State, Women’s Volleyball

Carsyn Mettler signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next fall at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

The six-foot setter and right side hitter tallied 819 assists, 342 digs, 213 kills and 39 aces last season.

She also earned Second Team All-State selection.

Mettler plans to play setter for the Wolves.

“They have a really good program and I have family up there,” said Carsyn Mettler. “I love the community and the campus. It’s just a great campus. I’ve always wanted to play volleyball so.”


Macey Wathen, Dakota State University, Women’s Basketball and Volleyball

Meanwhile, Macey Wathen will play both women’s basketball and volleyball next year for Dakota State University in Madison.

The middle hitter finished with 341 kills, 387 digs and 44 aces last season for the Raiders.

Plus, she averaged 7 points and 3 rebounds last year and helped the Raiders to a second place finish at the State ‘AA’ basketball tournament.           

“So that was obviously the main reason is that I could do both and I was so excited to do both,” said Macey Wathen. “My sister also plays volleyball there. So I’m really excited to play with her again. I really like the coaches, the girls. I just really like the program.” 


Cassandra Witte, Chadron State, Wrestling

Cassandra Witte is taking her talents to the Division II level.

She plans to compete in women’s wrestling at Chadron State College.

A year ago, Witte finished with a 29-14 record and placed seventh at the state wrestling tournament.

The Stevens senior plans to study sports medicine.

“I wanted an independent life after high school,” said Cassandra Witte. “But I didn’t want it so far that I can’t come home on the weekends or something like that. Than just the family down there. I mean I don’t have any personal family down there. But they treat everyone like we’re all family and it’s a great environment.”



Tia Gease, Black Hills State University, Softball

Tia Gease also put pen to paper last week and plans to play softball next year at Black Hills State University in Spearfish.

Gease is gearing up for the softball season this spring, which is the first year the sport has been sanctioned by the South Dakota High School Activities Association.       

She mainly plays in the outfield.

But Gease will be a utility player for the Yellow Jackets.

“A lot of it was my aunt,” said Tia Gease. “She played softball and basketball there and she’s in the hall of fame there. So she was a really big decision I was really happy to continue the legacy. And the coaches. The new coaching staff is amazing there. They’re great people and it’s a great foundation that they’ve built. I’m really excited to get started.”



Trinity Reagan, Southwest Minnesota State, Women’s Soccer

Trinity Reagan signed a letter of intent to play women’s soccer next fall at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, MN.

The senior was a member of the Stevens girls soccer team that finished 9 and 5 last season and lost to Sioux Falls Lincoln in the quarterfinals of the State ‘AA’ playoffs.

Plus, the midfielder earned Class ‘AA’ First Team All-State honors last fall.

“First off, I loved the coach and I had a good connection with him,” said Trinity Reagan. “Also, they had my degree which is pre-med. They had my major and that was really important. Also I really liked the school. It’s not too far from home but its close enough to come home on the holidays.”


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