RC Stevens athletes sign letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level
Spring signing day is another opportunity for student-athletes to make their college decisions official, by putting pen to paper on where they’ll be competing at the next level in their respective sport.
This week, seven student-athletes at Rapid City Stevens High School made their intentions known.
Connor King signed a national letter of intent to play baseball next year at the University of Sioux Falls.
King played outfielder for Post 22. Last season, he had a .273 batting average and registered 24 hits, 43 runs and 31 RBIs.
King is excited about playing for the Cougars.
"When I visited it in October, I really liked the campus, the coaching staff and it’s not to far away from home," Connor King said. "So I think it was a good fit for me and my family."
Meanwhile, Erica Dykstra is staying closer to home.
The Stevens senior will compete in cross country and track and field next year at Black Hills State University in Spearfish.
Dykstra finished 25th last fall at the state cross country meet.
Jake Person is taking his talents to the University of Sioux Falls where he will compete in track and field.
So far this season, Person has won the boys pole vault at the Queen City Classic in Spearfish and finished third at the Rapid City Track-O-Rama.
Person’s teammate, Isaiah Richards, signed a letter of intent this week to compete in track and field at the University of Mary in Bismarck.
Richards finished fifth last year at the state track and field meet in the boys triple jump.
In addition, three Raiders plan to compete in golf at the collegiate level.
Lane Jensen and Alex Lesselyoung both signed letters of intent to join the golf team at South Dakota Mines.
Jensen placed 7th at the State ‘AA’ Golf Tournament last fall and led Stevens to a second place finish.
Matt Albrecht is taking his talents to the next level, as well.
Albrecht signed a national letter of intent to compete in golf next year at Mount Marty College in Yankton.
High School Signings
Shayla Howell from Belle Fourche signed a national letter of intent to compete in track and field at the University of Wyoming.
Plus, Dawson Geuke from Sturgis will play for the Black Hills State University men’s basketball team next year.