Early signing day yields a bumper crop at the Glenbrooks, Loyola, New Trier

Posted11/11/2021 7:00 AM

A wealth of area talent converted their verbal commitments to college athletic programs to the formal step of signing their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

The early signing date on Nov. 10 affects athletes headed to Division I basketball programs and other Division I and Division II sports.


The next big day is the early signing date for Division I football on Dec. 15; the regular date for football will be Feb. 2, 2022.

Below are the student-athletes who signed NLI to kick off the initial early signing period on Nov. 10.

Glenbrook North

• Brooke Blumenfeld, Northern Illinois, basketball

• Ryan Henschel, Rhode Island, baseball

• Maddie Konopka, Binghamton, volleyball

• Morissa Lambert, American University, soccer

• Kamila Nowak, Indiana State, swimming

• Margy Porta, Boston University, soccer

• Nya Robinson, Penn State, swimming

Glenbrook South

• James Hackett, Boston College, baseball

• Brian Hiltebrand, Creighton, cross country

• Jenna Horne, Northern Illinois, tennis

• Kiley Kozak, Virginia Commonwealth, lacrosse

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• Nick Martinelli, Elon, basketball

• Scott Newman, Wichita State, baseball

• Maddie O'Mera, James Madison, diving

• Cooper Noard, Cornell University, basketball

• Lillian O'Rourke, DePaul, soccer


• Mackenzie Barry, Northern Illinois, softball

• Maeve Dooley, Marquette, lacrosse

• Maeve Dwyer, Notre Dame, lacrosse

• Mary Claire Hendrick, Davidson, lacrosse

• Alyssa Kawala, Colorado College, lacrosse

• Andy Kelly, Purdue, swimming

• Adrienne Leone, Davidson, lacrosse

• Mia McGrath, Clemson, volleyball

• Claire Mertzlufft, Denison, lacrosse

• Molly Power, Dartmouth, volleyball

• Carson Pike, St. Louis, field hockey


• Katie Russell, Holy Cross, volleyball

• Bella Thoms, Bryant, field hockey

Maine East

• Olivia Medina, DePaul, soccer

New Trier

• Aidan Crawford, Loyola-Chicago, soccer

• Emma Curry, George Washington, lacrosse

• Grace Curry, George Washington, lacrosse

• Nick Falk, Duke, cross country

• Matt Gibson, Georgetown, swimming

• Kaelyn Gridley, Duke, swimming

• Johnny Hackett, Bryant, lacrosse

• Sydney Holder, Boston University, diving

• Will Newlands, Cal Poly, swimming

• Carly Novelline, Virginia, swimming

• Morgan Perce, Ohio State, rowing

• Anika Roche, UCLA, rowing

• Alexis Wendel, Illinois, swimming

• Leslie Wendel, Iowa, swimming

• Lula Macey, Gonzaga, rowing

• Carolyn Connolly, Villanova, rowing

• Lily Wallace, Coastal Carolina, lacrosse

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