Four Fire athletes sign letters of intent
Four athletes from Holy Family Catholic High School recently signed National Letters of Intent. Alexis Gannon signed with Bucknell University to play NCAA Division I soccer. Tom Green signed with Augustana College to play NCAA Division II football. Keller Knoll signed with Augustana College to play NCAA Division II baseball. Conner Riddle signed with Grand View University to play NAIA Division I baseball. Additional athletes will be signing letters later this spring.
Gannon, of Shoreview, is a four-year starter for the Fire girls’ soccer team.
A three-time All-Conference selection, Gannon was twice team MVP and captain her senior year. Also a two-time All-Section and All-State team member, she was selected to play in the Minnesota Coaches Association All-Star game last fall and was nominated for the association’s Ms. Soccer award.
Gannon is also a 2013 National Merit Finalist and holds a 4.10 grade point average.
Gannon signed to Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn. to play NCAA Division I soccer.
Green, a resident of Victoria, has started both offensively and defensively for the Fire the last two seasons. He captained the team last fall, and was selected for the First Team All-Conference of the Wright County Conference, as well as the All-Section team. His team voted him Best Blocker and Most Dedicated Player of the Year. He was a member of three section championship teams and played four state playoff games, including the Prep Bowl in 2012 when the Fire finished runners up in Class AAAA.
Green signed to Augusta College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to play NCAA Division II football.
Excelsior resident Keller Knoll was a starting member of the 2012 State Class AA championship baseball team.
That season, he was named to the Wright County All-Conference and Class AA All-State Tournament teams. The catcher in all 29 games last season, Knoll set a school record for throwing out 11 base runners. On offense, he tallied 26 hits with two home runs and 23 RBIs.
At catcher during the state tournament, Knoll prevented opponents from scoring any runs during all three tournament games, a feat that has not been done for nearly 40 years.
Knoll signed to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to play NCAA Division II baseball.
Conner Riddle, of Victoria, was a member of the 2012 baseball state title team, and finished his junior season with a .349 batting average, three home runs, and a school record 15 doubles. In the post season, he held a .433 batting average, including nine doubles, and scored three runs in the championship game. He was also selected for the 2012 All-State Tournament team.
He signed to Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, to play NAIA Division I baseball.