Congrats to Seniors Madeline Nielsen, Lars Helleren and Caleb Perry!

This week, three King’s High School seniors signed on to attend their colleges of choice during National Signing Day!

Soccer, Basketball and Track & Field Athlete Madeline Nielsen signed on to play soccer with the Gophers at the University of Minnesota:

“I chose Minnesota because when I visited, it felt like another home away from home. I could picture myself living there and experiencing a different part of life that I would never have experienced in Washington. Everyone there was so friendly and made me feel so welcomed. The coaches and players were super caring and made me feel a part of the team right from the start. Not only were all the people in Minnesota amazing but the campus was, too. It is large, which provides endless opportunities and many majors to pick from, so it’s hard to go wrong. One thing that will take some getting used to is the “cold Minnesota winters” I always hear about, but it doesn’t even compare to how great the rest of the University of Minnesota will be!” Read more about Maddie’s sports record and recruitment at

All-State Soccer Star Lars Helleren committed to Seattle Pacific University:

“SPU is an amazing faith based institution that fit what I was looking for in a college. I’ve gone to a small Christian school my entire life and I believe SPU is the place God has destined for me to go. Lastly, they have one of the best DII soccer programs in the country and I look forward to adding to their 5 national championships.”

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Track Champion and Running Back Caleb Perry signed on to play football with Washington State University:

Here is an excerpt from an article in Spokane’s newspaper, The Spokesman-Review: In pursuit of scholarship offers, Perry toured most of the Pac-12 showing off his speed at various camps, although he was unable to attend WSU’s. He earned scholarship offers from Cincinnati, and even from Missouri of the much-hyped SEC. But to find some variety, he stuck with the familiar school closer to home.

“The SEC is too bread and butter,” Perry said. “It’s too, ‘All right, line up in the I-formation and we’re going to run the ball straight into a pile of bodies.’ Washington State, they mix it up and they’re very strategic about what they’re doing. Every play is precise.”

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