College Signings/NCAA Info


If you believe you can compete at the college level, there are several steps you must take prior to your senior year.

  1. Register on the NCAA Eligibility Center web site. Register, pay the fee, and send your high school transcript before you begin speaking with college coaches.  You should do this during your sophomore or junior year. This is a great site and it explains all about the recruiting process.
    Another great site is the NAIA site, which explains recruiting at non-NCAA schools. Many D3 and NAIA schools will give academic scholarships to athletes, particularly those from Lakewood because of our excellent academic reputation.
  2. Make sure you are taking the correct classes! Make an appointment with your LHS counselor as early as your freshman year to make sure you are taking classes accepted by NCAA. They have requirements not included in Jeffco’s graduation standards. We have found the NCAA is very particular about high school credits and will not extend scholarships if you don’t meet the criteria.
  3. Work with your coach. Your high school coach is available to write a letter of recommendation and accommodate a college coach wanting to observe you during practice or a game. However, it is not their job to find colleges or scholarships for athletes. Which brings us to the next point….
  4. Promote yourself. You will need to set up a web site with your stats, video of your plays, etc., and send inquiries to coaches.
  5. Apply to the colleges and send in your transcript. Don’t forget to actually apply to the colleges, as you need to be accepted for your academics first, then athletics. Talking only to the coach does not qualify as “applying.”


Lakewood students who committed to play their sports at the collegiate level.


Luke Klatke, Regis University, Denver, CO, NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)
Chase Powell, Regis University, Denver, CO, NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)

McKenna Bishop, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)
Mackenzie Forrest, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)
Marisela Perez, Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS, NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Chris Reynoso, Doane College, Crete, NE, NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)
Taylor Sanders, Doane College, Crete, NE, NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)
Braden Smith, University of Wyoming Laramie, WY, NCAA Division I, Mountain West Conference

Charlie Caswell, Davidson College,  Davidson, NC, NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10 Conference
Kristine “Stine” Emrick, Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA, NCAA Division I, Conference USA

Miranda Padilla, Bethany College, Lindsborgh, KS, NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Track & Field
Maddie Miller, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, NCAA Division1/Big East Conference

Emerson “Emma” Gerali, Campbell University, Bules Creek, North Carolina, NCAA Division I, Big South Conference
Shauna Knodel, William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA , NAIA, Midwest Collegiate Conference
Georgia Phillips, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, NCAA Division III, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)
Katelyn “Katie” Thoeny, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska, NCAA Division II, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)

Isaac Dinnette, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, NCAA Division 1/Big South Conference


Kehe, Trevor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Galvan, Toby, Doane College, Crete, NE
Gonzales, Eric, Midland University, Fremont, NE
Martinez-Delgado, Antonio Doane College, Crete, NE
Moala, JR, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
Niko, Mao, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO
Romero, Jake, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Swartz, Will,Midland University, Fremont, NE

Hayden, Olivia, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

McClease-Borden, Savannah, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Belloni, Shelby, North Platte Community College, North Platte, NB
McGraw, Maddie, Kansas Wesleyan, Salina, KS
Splane, Regina, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Lahr, Meghan, , University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC
Sappey, Ben, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Sett, Aaron, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Track & Field
Gravelding, Nate, , University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Hogenkamp Audrey, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Riley, Noah “Zach,” United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (Also Boys Cross Country)

Jackson, Raegen,Bradley University, Peoria IL
Laraway, Stephanie, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO
Pierro, Kate, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Romanowicz, Stephanie, Volleyball, McPherson College, McPherson, KS

Strong, Drew, Colorado State University-Pueblo, CO


Cormack, Andrew “Parker”, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)

Brooks, Jessica, Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA)
O’Dorsio, Evan, St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
Young, Guy, University of Dallas (Dallas, TX)

Lucas, Tevin, Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)
Nicholls, Casey, Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)

Chiastra, Jackie, , Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)
Pedler, Rhea, University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Wakumoto, Sarah, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)

Marquez, Hali, Adams State (Alamosa, CO)

Track & Field
Lodl, Mikaela, (pole-vaulting), Cal Poly Pomona (Pomona, CA)

Fahrenbrook, Sara, , Mars Hill University (Mars Hill, NC)
Gerali, Megan, Caldwell College (Caldwell, NJ)
Gillcrest, Marie, University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

DeBruyn, Nickolas, Colorado School of Mines (Golden, CO)