February Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Three MSHS Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

February Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Three MSHS Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

On Wednesday afternoon (2/7/24), three senior student-athletes from the MSHS Class of 2024 signed National Letters of Intent to solidify their decisions on the institutions they will attend and compete for beginning with the Fall 2024 semester.

Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as student-athletes were introduced before declaring their decided upon colleges/universities.

Click on the links below for more information on each MSHS student-athlete.

Wyatt Lakenen (football – University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

  • Why Wyatt Chose UW-Platteville“I chose the University of Platteville for a variety of reasons. First, they will allow me to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. I have always gravitated towards projects that involved designing and building things. This sparked my interest and was the launch pad for my interest in engineering. Second of all was the coaching staff, who saw my potential from day one. I went to their summer camp in July and they immediately showed interest. They offered me right after the camp. Coach Allender and Coach Munz have shown excitement about my potential and what I could bring to their team. With this being said, I would not have been in the position I am in without the support of my parents and coaches. My parents have supported me this whole way by truly believing in me and showing their love no matter how I played. I would not be here without them. Coach Mason has also done remarkable things for me, for example, bringing me to Brighton to have the opportunity to get scouted. From the first day, Coach Mason has believed in me and my ability so I couldn’t thank him enough. And yes Coach Ledy has shown me how to become mentally tough and pushes me to become the person and player that he believes I can be. Lastly, Coach Marr has always coached me with strict positivity. In my years of running track, I still have not heard a negative thing come out of his mouth. In conclusion, I am beyond thankful for every single person who has helped me along this journey. I am excited for this next chapter of my life and strive to develop as a person.”


Abby Luke (women’s golf – Northern Michigan University)

  • Why Abby Chose Northern Michigan University“I chose NMU because it is an excellent school and I love our community. I am honored to represent my hometown and to be a Lady Wildcat. My father played on Northern’s Golf Team, and my brother is currently a Wildcat Golfer. I am happy to follow in their footsteps. Finally, the coaches are exceptional people, and I am honored to be joining a team of great women.”





Tucker Welch (football – Northern Michigan University)

  • Why Tucker Chose Northern Michigan University“I chose Northern Michigan University because of the opportunities it provides me both academically and athletically. I am very grateful and honored that I can continue my education while playing football at Northern. Northern has one of the top Construction Management Programs in the country and I am excited about the great opportunities after receiving a college degree. The NMU football program competes in one of the most competitive Division II conferences in the nation. I am excited to be a part of the rebuilding process of Northern’s football team and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. The coaching staff at Northern also played a big part in my decision. From early on I could see how dedicated the coaches are in making the team better and making their players better. I knew it would be a great place for me to learn, grow, and make lasting relationships. I am beyond excited for this opportunity to play for my hometown team and can’t wait to get started. “