District 196 athletes sign with colleges

Students from Eagan, Eastview, Apple Valley and Rosemount high schools determined their college athletic futures Wednesday by signing National Letters of Intent on the first day of the fall signing period.

Six Eagan students signed letters of intent, including Megan Wolfe, who will play hockey for defending NCAA Division I women’s champion Minnesota. Brianna Pernsteiner (University of Mary) and Nicole Johnson (Illinois-Chicago) accepted volleyball scholarships after leading Eagan to a South Suburban Conference co-championship and second place in Section 3AAA.

Eagan senior Nicole Stevens, who will swim in the state Class AA girls meet this weekend, will compete for North Dakota. Samantha Delzotto will play basketball at Minnesota State, Mankato, and Abby Brinkmeier will play softball at Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Eastview senior Ben Oberfeld, who helped lead the boys basketball team to the 2012 state tournament, signed with Bucknell University. Two Eastview volleyball players, Kara Cousins (Ashland University), and Annie Ericksen (Bryant University), also signed letters of intent. Taylor Tvedt will play lacrosse for Lehigh University.

Apple Valley senior Daniel Woiwor, a five-time state wrestling medalist and a Class AAA individual champion in 2010, has signed with Iowa State. Eagles volleyball player Garet Miliner will compete at South Dakota State.

Former AVHS student Hudson Fasching, now training with the U.S. national Under-18 hockey team in Ann Arbor, Mich., signed with the University of Minnesota.

Rosemount senior Kendra Goodrich accepted a hockey scholarship to Providence College, and Molly Flynn will play golf at St. Joseph’s College in Indiana.

The winter signing period begins Feb. 6, 2013. That’s the first day high school football players can sign letters of intent.