Three Armstrong athletes sign National Letters of Intent to play for Division I, II schools

armstrong-athletesThree student athletes from Armstrong High School recently signed National Letters of Intent to play for colleges in Minnesota and North Dakota.

During an afternoon ceremony, these students committed themselves to playing for the following schools:

• Dexter Betts: football, Concordia University (Division II, St. Paul, Minn.). He chose the school because of its proximity to his family, and plans to explore accounting while continuing his football career.

• Holly Enderle: soccer, North Dakota State University (Division I, Fargo, N.D.). She chose the school because of its strong pharmacy program.

• Annie Wilcox: soccer, University of North Dakota (Division I, Grand Forks, N.D.). She chose the school because she wants to continue her education.

“These three outstanding student athletes have excelled in both the athletic field and the classroom and have just made the first toughest decision in their young lives as to the next step in their future,” said Patti Weldon, Armstrong’s director of athletics and activities. “I am very proud of their dedication to our athletic programs and wish them the best of luck as they start out on their next journey.”

Several coaches also spoke during the signing ceremony, which took place at Armstrong High School.

“Holly and Annie have been through a lot with the soccer program, and I’m happy to see that they got to finish their high school careers with a strong season,” said Chris Adams, the varsity girls soccer coach at Armstrong. “They’ve definitely helped us to build a strong program foundation, and I’m excited to see what they do moving on to the next level.”

“I’m really grateful for the role Dexter has played in our football program,” said Jack Negen, the school’s varsity football coach. “I couldn’t be more proud of how he represented himself and his family, and certainly our school and football program. He’s a guy that I really counted on this year, and I’m proud of all of the effort he put in. Concordia got a winner.”

According to, a National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution. A prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters), and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).

February 25, 2015
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