Northrop celebrates 5 student-athletes who will play their sports in college

May 13, 2021

Five Northrop Bruins celebrated their college athletic choices on May 11, holding a ceremonial signing day at Dave E. Riley Court at Mark Schoeff Gymnasium.



Michaela Beineke signed to play softball at Bethel University, an NAIA school in Mishawaka. Micaela plays outfield and third-base. In her senior season, she is batting .324 with a .435 on-base percentage. She’s hit three homeruns while knocking in 13 RBI and scoring 13 runs herself. The Lady Bruins won the Summit Athletic Conference championship this season for the first time in 15 years. Micaela plans to study biology and chemistry, and eventually become a pre-veterinary student.


isabella rose

Softball teammate Isabella Rose will also be heading to Bethel. Isabella plays catcher and third-base for the Lady Bruins, batting .333 with 12 RBI and 13 runs this season. She previously earned All-Summit Athletic Conference honors. She plans to study psychology.


kendal brager

Kendal Brager will stay in Fort Wayne to play her college volleyball at Indiana Tech, an NAIA program. The outside hitter recorded 122 kills, 40 blocks and 42 digs. She earned 2nd team All-SAC honors and Academic All-State honors. She plays club volleyball for Team Pineapple. Kendal plans to study health science on the the pre-physician assistant concentration.

Madison Brooks

Fellow volleyball player Madison Brooks will play her collegiate volleyball at Marian University, an NAIA school in Indianapolis. She is a 3-time All-SAC 1st team selection, Academic All-State as a senior and earned Academic Honors each of her four years at Northrop. Madison, an outside hitter, tallied 379 kills and 150 digs in her senior campaign. For her high school career, she has more than 1,000 kills.  She plays club volleyball for Empowered Volleyball Academy. Madison plans to study biology.

skylar whitman

Skylar Whitman has committed to play women’s golf Siena Heights University, an NAIA school in Adrian, Michigan. Skylar is the reigning individual SAC champion and sectional runner-up. She also qualified for regionals twice. Skylar holds the school record for lowest nine-hole round (35); and her team accolades include MVP, most improved golfer and the mental attitude award. Skylar plans to study graphic design and animation.

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