Northwest High School Celebrates National Signing Day

Northwest High School held their very first National Signing Day celebration on Wednesday, February 2nd. This group has combined to win 71 varsity letters in their high school careers and they’ve played on five Waukee state championship teams. The group has a combined GPA of 3.74. Northwest also is recognizing two new sports this year, lacrosse and triathlon.

Reagan Bartholomew is an 8-time letter winner (four basketball, four softball). She helped lead Waukee High School to 3 state softball tournament appearances including state runner up and 3rd place team finishes. She will be playing softball at Miami University.

Alyssa Bird is signing to play lacrosse at Davenport University. She plays for the combined Waukee Northwest/ Waukee/Valley Girls Lacrosse team where she has been a 3-year starter, earning all conference recognition in all 3 years. She received USALacrosse All-American honors her junior year. Bird is a 3-time letter winner (one track and field, two cross country).

Devin Doyle will be playing baseball at Grandview. In his junior campaign, Doyle was 2-0 with a 1.24 ERA, averaging 1.3 strikeouts per inning. Doyle also received a varsity letter during his junior season.

Makenna Engels is signing to swim at Iowa Central Community College. She’s received three varsity letters in swimming and one varsity letter in wrestling. She previously competed for Ames High School.

Jadon Engstrom will run track and field at UNI. Engstrom has received seven varsity letters (two football, one wrestling, three track and field and one in baseball).

Sierra Franklin is heading to the softball team at Simpson College. Franklin received two varsity letters on the diamond.

Griffin Gammell will be wrestling at the University of Virginia. Gammell is a multi-sport varsity letter winner in football and wrestling. He is a two-time state runner-up in wrestling and the first wrestler in Northwest High School history to win 150 matches.

Natalie Harris will be running for the track and field program at the University of Iowa. Natalie is a four-time state champion and three-time Drake Relays champion. She holds two all-time track and field records at Waukee High School. She guided Waukee to two state championships.

Abigail Jones will be playing basketball at William Jewell College. She’s won four varsity letters in her basketball career. She’s made 94 three point baskets during her high school career.

Madison Judas is heading to Arizona State University to compete in triathlon. She’s won six varsity letters in high school (three cross country, two track and field and one swimming). She has competed in the last three National Triathlon Championship races.

Lauryn Larson is heading to Luther College to play soccer. Larson received two varsity letters in her high school soccer career.

Jacob MacBeth will be playing soccer for McKendree University. MacBeth is a four-time varsity letter winner. He helped Waukee to the 2019 state championship.

Annie McDevitt is heading to Missouri Western University to play soccer. Annie has received three varsity letters. She helped Waukee earn a trip to the state semifinals as a junior.

Sam McDevitt is signing to play soccer at Wartburg College. Sam has also received four varsity letters in high school. As a junior, Sam finished the season with seven assists and two goals.

Anthony Watts will be joining the baseball team at Creighton. He is a two-time varsity letter winner on the diamond. He was 5-2 with a 1.98 ERA during his junior season.

Jade Wilson is joining the lacrosse program at Augsburg University. Wilson received two varsity letters in track field. She also plays for the combined Northwest/Waukee/Valley Lacrosse team, earning all-conference honors last season.


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