Future college athletes
Written by: Lizzie Carr
The class of 2020 from Algona is full of amazing students. They are so amazing that colleges in and around Iowa have been looking at several student athletes. So far, seven of Algona’s class of 2020 students have committed to attend and play for colleges.
One of the three girls who has already committed is Abbey Holmes. Holmes will be attending Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. While there, she will play on their women’s basketball team. From her time in sports at AHS, Holmes will remember all of the team sleepovers and team bonding with all of her teammates throughout the years. “They brought everyone closer and always ended up with good memories or something funny,” Holmes states.
The second AHS student to already commit is Kameryn Etherington. Etherington will be heading to Orange City, Iowa, to attend and play on Northwestern College’s softball team. Etherington’s most memorable events from high school softball include making it to State and hitting three home runs in one game.
The third AHS student who already signed is Molly McCauley. McCauley will be going south, to Fort Dodge, Iowa, to attend Iowa Central Community College and will also be on their women’s volleyball team. McCauley says that her favorite memories from sports at AHS were staying up late during team camps with her teammates and going on the volleyball senior retreat.
On the boys’ side of AHS seniors, four committed on Wednesday, February 5th. Cole Lewis will be attending Grandview University in Des Moines. Along with staying busy with school, Lewis will be on Grandview’s football team. One of Lewis’ favorite sports memories from AHS is the overtime win against Spencer his sophomore year.
Waldorf University will be gaining another AHS graduate. Gavin Meints will be one of Waldorf’s new football players to be hitting the Bolstorff Field this fall. Meints’ highlight from his football career at Algona was making it to the Dome.
Wyatt Wegener will be sporting the colors of black and gold as an Iowa Hawkeye next year and has committed to play football. Wegener’s favorite memory of AHS sports is, “All of the time spent hanging out with my teammates and friends before and after practices and events.”
Sammonte Bawden committed to attend Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. While there he will play football and run track. Bawden’s favorite memory from sports at AHS is all of the team suppers.
As of right now, no one else from the AHS senior class has fully committed to playing sports at college.
Although they won’t be in the red and black Bulldog uniforms, be sure to keep an eye out for these AHS student athletes this next 2020-2021 season!