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Nearly Three Dozen Valley Student-Athletes Recognized At 2019 Signing Day Celebration
















Nearly three dozen Valley High School student-athletes participated in this year's National Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Staplin Performing Arts Center.

Some student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent during the early periods in November and December, but all seniors who plan to play a collegiate sport were recognized Wednesday.

Watch: National Signing Day 2019 at Valley High School

"I'm excited about the future for these guys," Valley High School Athletics and Activities Director Brad Rose said during the celebration. "I'm just really excited about watching you guys and hearing about you. But the most important thing I want you seniors to understand is the legacy you leave. I hope you understand what a great example you all have been.

"I really appreciate what you do in the classroom, in the community, and especially on our playing fields."

Additionally, Rose said this group of student-athletes combined totaled a 3.3 GPA.

Each student-athlete announced their college decision and what sport they plan to play. A complete list of the athletes, sports, and college/university they are attending is below:

NAME SPORT COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
Evan Armitage Cross Country/Track TBD
Casey Bach Swimming William Jewell College (NCAA II)
Riley Bartlett Golf Luther College (NCAA III)
Avry Bonacci Football TBD
Payton Chapman Soccer Wartburg College (NCAA III)
Bracken Cobb Football TBD
Ben DeTaeye Baseball Iowa Central Community College (NJCAA II)
Jack Feeney Basketball Central College (NCAA III)
Tre Fugate Football TBD
Shea Fuller Basketball Minnesota State University-Mankato (NCAA II)
Haley Gatica Softball Creighton University (NCAA I)
Helen Gould Cross Country/Track University of South Dakota (NCAA I)
Blake Grevengoed Baseball Des Moines Area Community College (NJCAA II)
Alex Johnson Golf Graceland University (NAIA)
Cooper Johnson Baseball Ellsworth Community College (NJCAA II)
Jacob Keller Swimming TBD
Tyler Kinney Cross Country/Track Iowa Western Community College (NJCAA)
Jenna Krogulski Golf Wartburg College (NCAA III)
Madi Kubik Volleyball University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NCAA I)
Beau Lombardi Football Army West Point (NCAA I)
Lauren Lounsbury Equestrian Baylor University (NCAA I)
Jacob McCuddin Football Iowa Central Community College (NJCAA)
Sam McCune Baseball Southeastern Community College (NJCAA II)
Megan Nelson Soccer University of Iowa (NCAA I)
Nick Oldham Wrestling Ohio State University (NCAA I)
Evan Porter Swimming Missouri State University (NCAA I)
Jake Remsburg Football Iowa State University (NCAA I)
Kendra Schramm Rowing University of Iowa (NCAA I)
Reilly Shaner Swimming University of Arkansas (NCAA I)
Jon Shaner Football Minnesota State University-Mankato (NCAA II)
Rachel Studer Swimming University of Northern Iowa (NCAA I)
Abbey Van Wyngarden Soccer Iowa State University (NCAA I)
Nathan Williams Football Truman State University (NCAA II)
Zoe Young Basketball University of Maryland (NCAA I)

Check out 35 photos from Wednesday's celebration

Watch some of our student-athletes talk about their college decisions:

Casey Bach

Shea Fuller

Helen Gould

Beau Lombardi

Lauren Lounsbury

Jake Remsburg

Reilly Shaner

Abbey Van Wyngarden