Three local athletes sign their NLIs

Three local athletes sign their NLIs

MARQUETTE — Wednesday was a special day for three Marquette Senior High School athletes as they signed their National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports.

Redmen wide receiver Patrick Burmeister is taking his talents to South Dakota State. And he says it was a tough decision to make.

“Honestly it was pretty scary to choose a school, especially that’s far away. It’s ultimately a school that’s going to best fit me and best fit my style of play for football and for academics. The best way I can succeed and do what I want to do in life,” Burmeister said.

Next up was his quarterback Scott Tripp, who is staying local as he signed on with Northern Michigan. He talked about what it means to him to play Wildcat football.

“It’s a lot of intensity and loving the game and playing with a passionate for the sport and knowing that if you work hard at something, you can become great,” said Tripp.

Soccer play Maddy Rieboldt isn’t going too far as she picked Alma College. She says distance wasn’t built in too much into her decision.

“Definitely difficult because it’s six hours away so when I went down for camps and combines, it was definitely a haul. And I know my parents enjoyed the long car ride. It wasn’t a huge factor because I’m excited to get away a little bit,” Rieboldt said.

Burmeister will major in entrepreneurial studies, Tripp will major in business & finance and Rieboldt was accepted into the nursing program.