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From left, Holy Family's Morgan Anderson, Abby Philipsen, Anya Moser and Jacob Syverson sign their Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics. Fiona Snashall is not pictured. (Photo by Jon Yunt/Holy Family High School)
From left, Holy Family’s Morgan Anderson, Abby Philipsen, Anya Moser and Jacob Syverson sign their Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics. Fiona Snashall is not pictured. (Photo by Jon Yunt/Holy Family High School)
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A few days every year, high school athletes around the country celebrate their accomplishments as they decide where they will take their talents for the next four years. During this week’s Signing Day, kids from the Broomfield, Boulder and Longmont areas announced where they will land.

Broomfield senior Maelynn Higgins, who has spent the last few years wowing in the running sphere, wanted to choose a home away from home. She’s excited to be a “beginner” again, a few years after making the move from swimming to track and cross country.

“I chose North Carolina because I felt like I truly belong on their closely-knitted team,” she said. “Everyone on the team had a purpose, and I wanted to be a part of that, achieving something all together. I felt the coaches really believed in me, even at times when I was struggling.

“I was deciding between Stanford, Notre Dame, U Penn, Duke and Wake Forest. All the programs had incredible teams and were wonderful universities. North Carolina’s sense of community set them apart from the other schools I was considering.”

Broomfield runner Maelynn Higgins celebrates Signing Day by making her commitment to the University of North Carolina. (Photo provided by Steve Higgins)
Broomfield runner Maelynn Higgins celebrates Signing Day by making her commitment to the University of North Carolina. (Photo provided by Steve Higgins)

Other local signers:

Cameron Gerber, Boulder: Soccer, University of Maryland (D-I)

Daniel Gerlach, Boulder: Football, Colby College in Maine (D-III)

Ava Werner, Boulder: Soccer, Elon University (D-I)

Ellianne Effland, Broomfield: Swimming, Utah Tech University (D-I)

Cole LaCrue, Broomfield: Football, University of Wisconsin (D-I)

Owen Belt, Dawson: Lacrosse, Centre College in Kentucky (D-III)

Ashtin Gilio, Dawson: Baseball, Georgetown University (D-I)

Maylei Leaneagh, Dawson: Cycling, Colorado Mesa University (D-II)

Ethan Dillinger, Erie: Baseball, Air Force Academy (D-I)

Colin Carlson, Erie: Baseball, Bethel University in Minnesota (D-III)

Karson Evens, Erie: Lacrosse, Limestone University in South Carolina (D-II)

Evan Kraus, Erie: Cross country, Creighton University (D-I)

Cyrus Neghabat, Erie: Soccer, California Polytechnic State University (D-I)

Holden Pantier, Erie: Baseball, Wichita State University (D-I)

Colin Selters, Erie: Lacrosse, Limestone University in South Carolina (D-II)

Mia Welty, Erie: Lacrosse, University of California, Davis (D-I)

Alyson Campbell, Fairview: Soccer, United States Naval Academy (D-I)

Ellori Crosby, Fairview: Soccer, Davidson College in North Carolina (D-I)

Claire Silverman, Fairview: Soccer, Brown University (D-I)

Kyla Stroker, Fairview: Soccer, Eastern Washington University (D-I)

Ella Ziegert, Fairview: Swimming, Miami University (D-I)

Morgan Anderson, Holy Family: Beach volleyball, Stetson University (D-I)

Anya Moser, Holy Family: Soccer, Fairfield University in Connecticut (D-I)

Abby Philipsen, Holy Family: Swimming, Duquesne University in Pennsylvania (D-I)

Fiona Snashall, Holy Family: Basketball, Regis University (D-II)

Jake Syverson, Holy Family: Baseball, Missouri State University (D-I)

Amelia Allison, Jefferson Academy: Soccer, Hastings College in Nebraska (NAIA)

Allie Jo Kirkpatrick, Jefferson Academy: Soccer, Concordia University St. Paul (D-II)

Kate Runyon, Jefferson Academy: Soccer, University of Tennessee (D-I)

Helen Stegner, Jefferson Academy: Soccer, Valparaiso University (D-I)

Isabel Breaux, Legacy: Soccer, Western Colorado University (D-II)

Kylie Hoffman, Legacy: Soccer, Colorado Mesa (D-II)

Abbie Kehmeier, Legacy: Swimming, University of Purdue (D-I)

Shay Kercher-Pratt, Legacy: Soccer, Utah State (D-I)

Sabrina Rachjaibun, Legacy: Swimming, University of Denver (D-I)

Brandon Sanchez, Legacy: Baseball, University of Northern Colorado (D-I)

Sam White, Legacy: Swimming, University of Purdue (D-I)

Noah Atherton, Longmont: Football, South Dakota State University (D-I-AA)

Kyra Haan, Mead: Basketball, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida (D-II)

Nolan Hoffman, Mead: Cross country, Colorado School of Mines (D-II)

Joslynn Veltien, Mead: Softball, Weber State in Utah (D-I)

Jen Dugdale, Monarch: Crew, University of Texas at Austin (D-I)

Derek Duplechin, Monarch: Lacrosse, Florida Institute of Technology (D-II)

Amelia Rosin, Monarch: Basketball, Washington University in St. Louis (D-III)

Grace Demmel, Niwot: Volleyball, Regis University (D-II)

Jamieson Legh, Niwot: Swimming, Dartmouth College (D-I)

Madison Shults, Niwot: Cross Country/Track, Stanford University (D-I)

Talyn Fordham, Silver Creek: Softball, The Academy of Art University in San Francisco (D-II)

Allie Hartman, Silver Creek: Lacrosse, University of Michigan (D-I)

Megan Kelleghan, Silver Creek: Track and Field, University of North Carolina (D-I)

Rachel Mau, Silver Creek: Volleyball, South Dakota School of Mines (D-II)

Grace Moroney, Silver Creek: Cross country, University of Utah (D-I)

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