The spring National Letter of Intent signing period started Wednesday. Here are some of the local high school athletes who were expected to finalize plans for their college futures:
Burnsville: Seyi Aguda, track and field, North Dakota; Bailey Medeiros, volleyball, Nyack.
Eagan: Gus Kluender, football, Augustana; Patrick Acton, Nordic skiing, Michigan Tech.
Eastview: Tia Donlan, track and field, Concordia-St. Paul; Alexa Hort, volleyball, Waldorf.
Farmington: Tyler Wenck, lacrosse, Maryville.
Lakeville South: Josh Ess, hockey, Wisconsin; Tanner Sperling, golf, Bemidji State; William Moore, golf, Bemidji State.
Lakeville North: Caitlin Peterson, basketball, St. Cloud State; Jordan Peterson, softball, Minnesota-Crookston; Madi Moorhouse, track and field, South Dakota State.
Rosemount: Griffin Lanoue, baseball, Xavier.
Coaches who stepped down from their positions after the 2016-17 high school winter sports season include Farmington boys hockey coach Lee Goren and Burnsville girls basketball coach Larissa Parr.
Goren coached the Tigers for one season. Farmington couldn’t duplicate its 2015-16 state qualifying season after most of the top scorers from that squad graduated. The Tigers were 9-17-1 in 2016-17 and lost to eventual champion Lakeville South in the Section 1AA semifinals.
Parr was the Burnsville girls basketball team’s head coach for four seasons. The Blaze’s best season in her tenure was 2015-16, when the team went 8-19. Burnsville was 5-22 in 2016-17.
Jesse Campos, a director with the Rosemount-based REV Soccer Club, has been named head women’s soccer coach at St. Catherine University. Campos was an assistant coach at Macalester College the last five years and has been an assistant coach at Cretin-Derham Hall High School. He replaces Chris Citowicki, who last month was named associate head coach at North Dakota.
Campos is academy director for REV Soccer, managing programs for the club’s most advanced players.