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Ten Additional Athletes Commit to College Athletics

Ten Additional Athletes Commit to College Athletics

On Friday, April 12, in front of the student body and a large gathering of family and friends, the Holy Family Activities Department celebrated ten student-athletes' commitments to play D2, D3, and NAIA college-level athletics.

Activities Director Rory Oster opened the ceremony with the athlete's prayer and congratulatory words for the athletes on being a few of the small percentage of athletes who continue on in college athletics. He then announced each athlete before directing them to sign their commitment letters. 

JENNA ALLEN - WOMENS ICE HOCKEY

Augsburg University Eagles, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Major: Graphic Design
Parents: Nate and Tonya Allen

HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Ice Hockey (lettered 4 years)
  • WCC All-Conference Honorable Mention 2023
  • WCC All-Conference Team 2024
  • Section Champion Runner Up 2023, 2024

Holy Family most memorable moment:  Scoring the overtime game-winning goal in the section semi-final game
 

ANDREW ATHMANN - BASEBALL

University of Wisconsin River Falls Falcons, River Falls, Wisconsin
Major:  Accounting
Parents: Ken and Jennifer Athmann

HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Baseball (lettered 4 years)
  • All Section Team 2023
  • Section Champions 2023
  • State Participants 2023

Holy Family most memorable moment: Having the walk-off hit in the section championship game to qualify for state 
 

JACKSON BAKER - MENS SOCCER

Bentley University Falcons, Waltham, Massachusetts
Major: Marketing
Parents: Mickey and Allison Baker
HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Soccer (lettered 2 years)
  • WCC All-Conference Team 2022, 2023
  • Section Goalkeeper of the year 2023
  • All State Selection 2022, 2023
  • Section Champions 2023
  • 4th Place State Finish 2023

Holy Family most memorable moment: Winning the section championship and playing at “The Bank” 
 

GAVIN FRYE - FOOTBALL

University of Mary Marauders, Bismarck, North Dakota
Major: Biomechanics
Parents: Larry and Beth Frye
HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Football (lettered 4 years)
  • All District Quarterback 2023
  • Holy Family Offensive Player of the Year 2022, 2023
  • Section Champion Runner Up 2023

Holy Family most memorable moment:  The senior season homecoming game
 

KEIJI SUGGS - FOOTBALL

University of Mary Marauders, Bismarck, North Dakota

Major: Pre-Med
Parents: Peter and Mary Suggs
HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Football (lettered 3 years)
  • All District Wide Receiver 2023
  • Holy Family Special Teams Player of the Year 2023
  • Track and Field All-Conference Honorable Mention 2022
  • Section Champion Runner Up 2023

Holy Family most memorable moment:  The senior season-opening game win at home against Academy Force
 

BREE HALLSON - WOMENS ICE HOCKEY

University of Dubuque Spartans, Dubuque, Iowa

Major: Business
Parents: Ted and Jill Hallson

HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Ice Hockey (lettered 2 years)
  • WCC Conference Champions 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Section Champion Runner Up 2022, 2023, 2024

Holy Family most memorable moment: Beating Edina in a 13-person shootout 
 

ETHAN KLAHSEN - BASEBALL

The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota

Major: Business Management
Parents: Jared and Amanda Klahsen

  • Baseball (varsity three years)

Holy Family most memorable moment: The win over Litchfield to clinch the section title and earn a spot in the state tournament
 

BERKLEY NEUBAUER - WOMENS BASKETBALL

Mayville State University Comets, Mayville, North Dakota
Major: Pre-Law
Parents: Sean and Heather Neubauer

HFCHS Career Highlights:

  • Basketball (lettered 5 years)
  • WCC All Conference Honorable Mention 2024
  • Holy Family Defensive Player of the Year 2024
  • Team Captain 2023, 2024        

Holy Family most memorable moment: Beating Minnetonka sophomore season when nobody thought we could 
 

ADIA PATTERSON - CHEER

University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Major: Physical Therapy
Parents: Danny and Melissa Patterson

Twelve-time medalist in state and regional club gymnastics

Holy Family most memorable moment: Cheering on Fire athletics with all my friends
 

LAUREN WEIGEL - SOFTBALL

University of Jamestown Jimmies, Jamestown, North Dakota
Major: Business Administration
Parents: Brannon and Christy Weigel

HFCHS Career Highlights: 

  • Softball (lettered 6 years)
  • WCC All-Conference Honorable Mention 2023
  • Team Captain 2024        

Holy Family most memorable moment: When I was playing for Holy Family as a 7th grader and Fire softball earned its first win in over three seasons

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