Alexandra Moderski of McFarland realizes her time is a record in the 100 freestyle

Alexandra Moderski, of McFarland High School, reacts after seeing her winning time in the 100-yard freestyle gave her a second state record of the night (49.68 seconds) in the WIAA Division 2 state girls swimming and diving meet, held Friday Nov. 9, 2018 at the UW Natatorium in Madison, WI. STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL

Area prep student-athletes participated in ceremonies where they signed NCAA National Letters of Intent for Divisions I and II when the week-long fall signing period began Wednesday, Nov 14. 

Other area student-athletes also demonstrated their commitments at the NCAA Division III and other levels during these signing celebrations. 

Here is a list of commitments by school, as provided to the State Journal by area high schools. (updated Tuesday, Nov. 27). 

Beaver Dam: Tara Stauffacher, women’s basketball, University of Wisconsin; Paige Schumann, women’s basketball, Eastern Illinois; Aly Van Loo, women’s basketball, North Dakota; Zak Kulka, men's golf, UW-Green Bay; Kendra Swanson, women's golf, UW-Stout; Alyssa Heim, women's hockey, UW-Eau Claire. (Thursday) 

Belleville: Rachael Heittola, women's basketball, Bemidji State. 

DeForest: Sophee Mink, women’s volleyball, High Point University (North Carolina); Cammi Reimer, softball, Winona State (Minnesota)

Fort Atkinson: Autumn Congdon, softball, Georgetown University; Kat Brandl, softball, MATC; Sara Vander Mause, softball, Loras; Grace Mans, beach volleyball, Saint Leo (Florida). 

Janesville Parker: Julia Hartwig, women's basketball, UW-Green Bay. 

Lodi: Desmon Sachtjen, men’s swimming, University of Minnesota; Rhianna Walzer, women's track and field, Butler University. 

Madison East: Grace Rider, women's tennis, Augustana College in Illinois. 

Madison Edgewood: Madeline Cruz, women’s soccer, University of Wisconsin; Andrew Newton, men’s crew, University of Wisconsin; Kaitlyn Barth, women’s swimming, University of Nebraska; Isabelle “Issy” Petersen, women’s swimming, Butler University; Jordyn Rothwell, women’s soccer, Creighton; Jack Clark, men’s crew, Stanford; Josie Ascione, women’s rowing, Holy Cross.

Madison La Follette: Kiara Lee, women's track and field, University of Central Florida; Peyton Barber, rowing, Stetson University; Ayona Johnson, women's volleyball, Hampton University.

Madison West: Katrina Marty, women’s swimming, Arizona State University; Jaden Weiss, men’s swimming, Seattle University; Henry Miller, men’s swimming, University of Kentucky, Wes Jekel, men’s swimming, University of Wisconsin; Drake Baldwin, baseball, Missouri State; Molly Messner, women’s rowing, University of Wisconsin.

Marshall: Bailey Neuberger, women’s volleyball, Southern Illinois. (Sunday) 

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McFarland: Alexandra Moderski, women’s swimming, Missouri.

Mineral Point: Morgan James, softball, Viterbo University.

Middleton: Lily Welti, women’s volleyball, Saint Louis University; Makenna Licking, women’s swimming, Illinois State; Hannah Aegerter, women’s swimming, University of Illinois’ Caleb Easton, men’s cross country and track and field, Northern Arizona University; Andrew Martin, men’s swimming, Xavier; Emily Keebler, women’s swimming, Illinois State; Nathan Kapp, men’s lacrosse, Jacksonville University; Kevin Grelle, swimming and lacrosse, Rockhurst University (Missouri); Hannah Flottmeyer, women’s volleyball, UW-Eau Claire; Keller Frinzi, women’s volleyball, UW-La Crosse.

Monona Grove: McKenna Warnock, women’s basketball, University of Iowa: Ali Dorn, women’s track and field, University of Wisconsin: Sophie Wendt, women’s soccer, Southeastern Louisiana.

Monroe: Sydney Hilliard, women’s basketball, University of Wisconsin; Emily Benzschawel, women’s basketball, Lindenwood University (Missouri).

Mount Horeb: Grace Bennin, women’s swimming, University of Minnesota; Tyler Denu, baseball, Evansville; Grace Droessler, women’s soccer, Loyola (Ill.); Caroline Smith, women’s swimming, Western Illinois; Makyla Severson, women’s soccer, UW-Parkside.

Sauk Prairie: Adam Juran, baseball, Western Illinois; Regin Suchla, softball, North Dakota State College of Science. 

Stoughton: Hunter Lewis, wrestling, North Carolina State.

Sun Prairie: Maddie Thompson, women’s cross country and track and field, Minnesota; Grace Hilber, women’s basketball, Lewis University (Illinois); Michaela Nelson, women's swimming, Northern Michigan; Sabrina Reuter, women’s softball, MATC; Jack Yentz, men's volleyball, Loyola University (Illinois). 

Watertown Luther Prep: Preston Borchardt, lacrosse, Lindenwood University (Missouri).

Verona: Meghan Anderson, softball, Northern State University; Molly McChesney, softball, Akron; Gabriella Gnewuch, women’s swimming, Grand Valley University; Will Tennison, men’s tennis, Marquette; Reagan Klawiter, baseball, Illinois State.

Waunakee: Reagan Hoopes, women’s cross country and track and field, Utah State; Alexandria Whyte, women’s rowing, Drake University; Maddie Farnsworth, women’s soccer, Butler University; Kiana Schmitt, women’s volleyball, Creighton; Nate Stevens, baseball, Arkansas; Sam Soulier, women’s golf, Minnesota-Mankato; Lexi Kaltenberg, women’s lacrosse, Carroll University; Savannah Philo, women’s soccer, University of Dubuque; Summer Schwenn, women’s volleyball, UW-La Crosse; Sean Murphy, men’s golf, UW-Eau Claire; Lexi Langendorf, women’s volleyball, Judson University (Illinois).

Wisconsin Dells: Katelyn Meister, women’s basketball, Michigan Tech.


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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.