RC Stevens seniors sign letters of intent via Zoom
RAPID CITY, S.D. – It certainly isn’t the way they drew it up.
But four student-athletes at Rapid City Stevens signed their national letters of intent on Friday via Zoom.
Declan Malone, Minnesota State U. – Moorhead
Declan Malone signed a letter of intent to compete in wrestling at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Malone finished runner-up at the 2020 State A Wrestling Tournament in the 138 pound weight class with a record of 39-6.
“I knew I wanted to wrestle in college and they’re a good wrestling program,” Declan Malone said. “They might have had an off year this year but all I can do is try to make it better.”
Alisha Van Scoy, University of Saint Mary
Meanwhile, Alisha Van Scoy will compete in women’s wrestling next year at the University of Saint Mary in Kansas.
She will compete for a program that was ranked 16th in the NAIA this past season.
“I chose it because of the coach,” Alisha Van Scoy said. “The coach reminds me a lot of my dad and my uncle and Travis (King) and Brent (Voorhees). They’re not really like the kind of coaches that are going to baby you and stuff. When I first got there, he told me that he plans on him and I going to Nationals together.”
Corrin Burke, Morningside College
Rapid City Stevens senior Corrin Burke will play men’s soccer next fall at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.
Burke was a member of the Stevens boys soccer team that finished 6-2-3 last season and lost to Brandon Valley in the quarterfinals of the state ‘AA’ playoffs.
“I’ve kind of been a Mustang since I was around 10 when my sister started playing at Morningside,” Corrin Burke said. “Just being around the campus all those years, just kind of made me fall in love with the idea of college soccer and having a family while you go to college.”
Hailey Nankivel, Dakota Wesleyan University
In addition, Hailey Nankivel signed a letter of intent to compete in cheerleading at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.
Nankivel is excited about competing at the next level.
“The head cheerleader at Dakota Wesleyan also owns a dance studio in Mitchell so I actually connected with her through that,” Hailey Nankivel said. “So it was awesome that she could realize the similarities between cheer and dance and was willing to support me, as well as, their athletic training department.”