Royals participate in National Signing Day

Seventeen Hopkins High School student athletes revealed their commitments to participate in their sport post high school.
February 11, 2019

Hopkins High School athletes signed Letters of Intent as they take the next step in their athletic careers. The Royal athletes from a variety of disciplines participated in National Signing Day on Feb. 6.

Seventeen Hopkins High School students revealed their commitments to participate in their sport post high school. Hopkins High School held a small event for the biggest single group to sign at one time. Friends, classmates, parents, coaches and administrators came out to show their support for the student athletes.

“This is always one of the real fun events that we get to do,” said Dan Johnson,Hopkins athletic and activities director. “It is a positive event and we have created a system that does not differentiate by Division 1 or 2 or 3 or junior college—we want to include all of our students who are going on to participate while continuing their education.”

A look at Hopkins student athletes signing with college programs:

Andy Stafford, Southwest Minnesota State Univ, Basketball
Dane Zimmer, MSU-Moorhead, Basketball
Jack Glanzer, Iowa Central Comm College, Rugby
Suzanne Paterson, Iowa Central Comm College, Basketball
Eli Hoeft, University of Minnesota, Cross Country/Track
Joe Fahnbulleh, University of Florida, Gainesville, Track
Sam Leervig, North Dakota State University, Track
Lily Provenzano, University of South Dakota, Cross Country/Track
Lucy Avenson, Drake University, Cross Country/Track
Cayden Saxon, St. Johns University, Football
Jadon Washington, Iowa Central Comm College, Football
James Klecker, St. Thomas Univ., Football
Will von der Hoff, Northwestern, St. Paul, Football
Yakob Ekoue, MSU-Moorhead, Football
Seth Schricker, Bemidji State Univ, Golf
Madeline Suk, Tufts University, Tennis
Clifton Paterson, Iowa Central Comm College, Rugby

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