April 13, 2024


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Fort Collins-area high school lacrosse teammates, others sign on to play college sports

Poudre School District boys lacrosse player Austin Selvage receives a pass during a game against Thompson Valley on April 20 at French Field.

Poudre School District boys lacrosse player Austin Selvage receives a pass during a game against Thompson Valley on April 20 at French Field.

Two members of the Rocky Mountain High School boys lacrosse team, which represents all Poudre School District schools, signed national letters of intent to play together at the next level at Adrian College, an NCAA Division III school in Michigan.

Owen Smith, a senior at Fort Collins, and Austin Selvage, a senior at Poudre, both inked their letters with Adrian in recent weeks.

More than 25 other athletes at area high schools have also signed on this spring with two- and four-year colleges and universities to continue playing their sports next fall.

Poudre and Rocky Mountain were holding signing-day celebrations Monday. Other local schools recognized their spring signees over the previous three weeks.

Thirty-three athletes from area high schools signed their letters of intent to play college sports last fall and 39 more signed in February.

Here’s a list of the spring signees, as reported by the athletic directors of their high schools:

Fort Collins

  • Alex Burns, golf, Kansas Wesleyan

  • Hannah Burns, softball, Garden City CC

  • Emily Johnson, volleyball, Wingate University

  • Alex Leland, swimming, Concordia University-Irvine

  • Neyla Olwine, softball, Hamline University

  • Clara Smith, track and field, Oberlin College

  • Owen Smith, lacrosse, Adrian College

  • Brendan Stanley, diving, Denison University

  • Chase Wiggins, football, Feather River College

Fossil Ridge

  • Quinn Van Maannen, volleyball, Southern Nazarene University

  • Nathan Riess, St. Mary’s (Minn.), soccer

  • Nash Baker, swimming, Concordia University-Irvine

  • Will Boyle, soccer, CSU Pueblo

  • Peyton Hoyt, soccer, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

  • Brayden Gemaeloch, soccer, Illinois Wesleyan University

  • Caitlin Hunt, cross country, Metro State University

Liberty Common

  • Brandon Bate, track and field, Colorado State University

  • Cole Wagner, baseball, Benedictine College (Kansas)


  • Johnny Fisher, track and field, William Penn University

  • Ryan Giglio, track and field, Cal Poly-Humboldt

  • Doug Gill, football, Hamline University

  • Austin Selvage, lacrosse, Adrian College

Resurrection Christian

  • Ella Peacock, basketball, Dordt University

  • Lexi Reeser, volleyball, Missouri State-West Plains

  • Bryleigh Schweer, volleyball, Dordt University

  • Taylor Wright, basketball, Dordt University

Rocky Mountain

  • Dalton Kaines, cross country, track and field, University of Portland

  • Pryor MacEachran, swimming, California Lutheran University

  • Rachel Peebles, soccer, Fort Lewis College

  • Timothy Thompson, cross country, track and field, Colorado School of Mines

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This article originally appeared on Fort Collins Coloradoan: Fort Collins-area high school athletes sign with colleges