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Wolfpack athletes prepare to play in college

Zakk Morse will play lacrosse for Manhattan College in New York. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
Delaney Young will play softball for Augustana University. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 6
Riley Perryman committed to play softball for the Valley City State University Vikings, in North Dakota. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 6
Molly Wenner will play basketball for Bemidji State University. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
Grant Glazier will play D-II lacrosse for the Lindenwood University Lions in Missouri. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
Alayna Silvis will play softball for George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 6

Six Park High School athletes across three sports signed their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics next year at their chosen institutions.

Softball teammates Delaney Young, Alayna Silvis and Riley Perryman; basketball player Molly Wenner; and lacrosse teammates Grant Glazier and Zakk Morse each committed to different schools.

Young, an infielder for the Wolfpack, has been named all-conference, all-section, all-metro and all-state multiple times. She has signed to play softball for the Vikings at D-II Augustana University in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Perryman committed to play for the Valley City State University Vikings, an NAIA school in North Dakota. She is an outfielder who has received all-conference honorable mention, all-conference and all-section honors while playing for Park.

Silvis is an all-conference honorable mention, all-conference and all-state shortstop who will play for George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The George Washington Colonials compete in D-I in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Wenner will move on after this year to play D-II basketball at Bemidji State University for the Beavers. She is a captain, two-year starter and leader of the team as a point guard during which she has been named all-conference honorable mention.

Lacrosse teammates Grant Glazier and Zakk Morse will both go on to play collegiate lacrosse. Glazier is an all-conference, all-section and all-state player who finished last season in the top-10 in goals, assists and total points in Minnesota. He is also the school leader in points. Glazier will play D-II lacrosse for the Lindenwood University Lions in Missouri as part of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Morse will be attending Manhattan College in New York, a D-I program that is part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Morse is an all-conference and all-section recipient who holds school records as a goalkeeper for save percentage and games won.

According to the NCAA website, only 6 percent of all high school athletes go on to compete in NCAA Division I, II or III athletics (about 480,000 student-athletes in total). Another further 60,000 compete at the NAIA level.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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