4 Knights sign National Letters of Intent


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The athletes who participated in the signing of their National Letter of Intent.

“These sports are also a means to an education” North Penn Athletic Director Bill Bartle said as he congratulated the signees.

As the end of the spring sports season nears, four North Penn High School athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level.

Tyler Hall

Sport: Swimming

College: West Chester University

Major: Business

Hall took some time off in his swimming career but when he came back, he picked up right where he left off and was a major contributor to the swim team.  Just this past season, the boys finished 2nd in the state and Hall had a big impact in a very successful season.  He was a part of the 200 free relay team that set a new team record to win bronze along with being a part of the medley relay team that also broke a team record to earn 4th place.  Individually, he finished 11th in the state for the 50 freestyle event.

“I’m pretty glad.  I’m happy that I was able to reach my goal.  Like I said, I wasn’t expecting to swim in college so when I got the opportunity, I took it,” Hall said.

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Tyler Hall with his parents and Head Swim Coach Jeff Faikish

Katelyn Harkrader

Sport: Swimming

College: Duquesne University

Major: Nursing

Harkrader was unsure where she would fit on the swim team but she always came to practice with a smile and was willing to do anything she could to help her team.  Much like Hall, Harkrader had a big part in a successful season as the girls team won the state title.  In the conference championships, Harkrader finished 5th in the 100 backstroke.

“I’m just really excited to continue my swimming career and academic career.  It’s kinda nice to relax now that the decision is finally made,” Harkrader said.

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Katelyn Harkrader with her family and Head Swim Coach Jeff Faikish.

Madeleine Voss

Sports: Water Polo

College: Saint Francis University

Major: Physical Therapy

The girls water polo team has had the most recent success for athletics at North Penn and Voss has helped quite a bit with that as the team captured their 5th straight state title this year.  Voss has served as a versatile player playing in the middle and outside of the pool along with both offense and defense.  She was not a starter her junior year but she came up with big goals in clutch spots off the bench to help the team before being a starter her senior year.

“I’m really excited because it’s gonna be nice to be a part of a team and to make college a little smaller and have close friends,” Voss said.

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Madeleine Voss with her parents and Water Polo Head Coach Jason Grubb.

Kayla Yancey

Sport: Gymnastics

College: West Virginia University

Major: Nursing

The special thing about Yancey signing her letter is that she is only a junior.  Yancey will graduate a year earlier alongside her senior sister Kianna, who also signed a letter to be a part of the Mountaineers gymnastics team back in November.  The former diver committed to gymnastics as she is a regional champion, state champion, and a 2-time national qualifying level 10 gymnast.

“I’m really really glad I can just relax cause I know where I’m going.  I’m excited,” Yancey said.

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Kayla Yancey with her family, friends, and Head Diving Coach Kyle Goldbacher.