Early into his highschool golfing season, McHenry senior Truman Keppy used to be purchasing for his subsequent position to play.

Keppy, running with the Nationwide Collegiate Scouting Affiliation, seemed for an NCAA Department I college in a heat local weather and now not essentially one with an enormous enrollment.

Keppy discovered what he used to be in search of in DeLand, Florida, and can signal Wednesday after college to wait D-I Stetson on a golfing scholarship. Wednesday is the primary day that athletes can signal their Nationwide Letters of Intent with NCAA scholarship faculties (D-I and D-II) in all sports activities excluding soccer.

Keppy visited Stetson in September, dedicated to Hatters trainer Larry Watson in October and visited once more remaining weekend.

“I really like the nice and cozy climate, and I believe like I’d are compatible in so much,” Keppy stated. “It’s roughly a smaller college, and I believe like I would slot in extra with that environment. It used to be a handy guide a rough procedure. I met the blokes, and [Watson] advised me I’d be a excellent are compatible for the staff. That hit laborious and supposed so much. That’s the primary explanation why I went there.”

Keppy completed this season tied for 6th on the Elegance 3A Boys Golfing State Event, capturing 73-73-146. Keppy tied for 2d within the Harlem Regional and used to be runner-up on the DeKalb Sectional. He completed 9th at state as a junior.

Not like many golfers heading to D-I faculties, Keppy arrived past due to the sport. He began enjoying at age 14 as he used to be coming into highschool.

Keppy took courses from Brian Dalton, the golfing skilled at Stonewall Orchard in Grayslake. He now works with skilled Louis Sauer, who runs Louis Sauer Golfing in Northbrook.

“I simply began enjoying golfing so much, getting courses,” stated Keppy, whose father, Todd, is an avid golfer. “I practiced on a daily basis. It used to be simply working towards on a daily basis and getting courses.”

Keppy used to be now not happy with the begin to his senior season till he did some soul-searching.

“I wasn’t doing the most efficient I sought after to,” Keppy stated. “I felt adore it clicked once I advised myself one night time, ‘Guy, it’s the remaining time doing this for the remainder of my lifestyles. Simply are living the instant and provides it your all. Simply be mentally tricky and play smartly.’ That helped me out essentially the most.”


Highschool athletes can signal their Nationwide Letters of Intent with NCAA scholarship faculties (Divisions I and II) beginning on Wednesday. Here’s a listing of native athletes from the ones faculties, and different ranges, and the place they’re going to be heading to compete in school.

Feminine Athletes


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Janelle Allen, Marian Central Holy Go D-I

Ava Interrante, McHenry Valparaiso D-I

Cassidy Randl, Dundee-Crown Loras D-III


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Molly Lyne, Cary-Grove Louisville D-I


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Jordan Bigos, CL South Lewis D-II


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Peyton Bannon, Richmond-Burton Wisconsin D-I

Jocelyn Currie, McHenry Loyola D-I

Julia Druml, McHenry Millikin D-III

Gwen Malecke, Hampshire Bellarmine D-I

Teagan O’Rilley, Huntley Butler D-I

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Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Jordan Parker, Marengo Drury D-II

Holly Vogt, McHenry Jap Illinois D-I


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Brooke Amann, Woodstock North S. Dakota State D-I

Olivia Anderson, CL Central Indiana Tech NAIA

Hanna Berry, Woodstock Truman State D-II

Madde Blake, CL Central Gannon College D-II

Maddie Breeze, Jacobs Clarke College D-III

Sara Boelkens, McHenry Indiana Univ. (Pa.) D-II

Camryn Hausler, CL Central Wright State D-I

Taylor Jakubowski, Huntley Seton Corridor D-I

Jacklyn Markovitz, McHenry Brotherly love College D-II

Dunja Masic, McHenry Daemen Faculty D-II

Josie Schmitendorf, Huntley Jap Kentucky D-I

Trinity Sheridan, Prairie Ridge UNLV D-I

Sophie Wicker, Woodstock Southwestern Faculty NAIA

Male Athletes


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Ethan Estes, Cary-Grove Marian College NAIA

Gavin Kriegel, Hampshire Jap Illinois D-I

Holden Phelps, Prairie Ridge Missouri D-I

Drew Stengren, Cary-Grove Central Michigan D-I

Jack Wenninger, Cary-Grove Murray State D-I


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Beau Frericks, Cary-Grove Lewis D-II

Frank Jakubicek, Cary-Grove Belmont D-I

Trevor Beaugureau, Cary-Grove Aurora Univ. D-III

Tyler Miller, CL South Carroll D-III

Go Nation

Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Maxum Caesar, Cary-Grove* Illinois-Chicago D-I

Ian Geisler, Huntley* Iowa D-I


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Truman Keppy, McHenry Stetson D-I

Observe and Box

Athlete, College Faculty Stage

Antonio Passarelli, Huntley Grand Valley State D-II

Finn Schirmer, Marengo Minnesota D-I


Athlete, College Faculty Stage

David Ferrante, Huntley Northwestern D-I

Jake Harrier, Jacobs Outdated Dominion D-I

Daniel Valeria, Marian Central St. Cloud State D-II

* Additionally for observe and box

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