Three Whitefish Bay senior athletes will move on to NCAA Division I athletic programs after graduating in the spring.
Grant Menard formally committed to Drake University, a Division I football team in Des Moines, IA. Menard, who was named First Team All-North Shore Conference, had a 55 percent pass completion rate this year, finding a receiver on 66 of his 121 attempts for a total of 1,100 yards, according to WisSports. In his junior year, he completed 45 of his 109 attempts for a total of 744 yards. He's also a strong runner, with 247 rushing yards this year and 98 yards his junior year. Menard also plays basketball and baseball.
Rashadeem Gray, who verbally committed to North Dakota last month, signed a letter of intent today to play for the University of Northern Iowa, a Division I-FCS school in Cedar Falls, IA. Gray, who was named the North Shore Conference offensive player of the year, racked up more than 1,600 rushing yards during the Blue Dukes' historic football season this year. Gray is also an accomplished wrestler and track athlete.
Jake Taylor, a standout soccer player, formally signed his letter of intent to play with Marquette University in the fall. Taylor, a defender, was one of 40 high school seniors from across the country to play in the High School All-American Soccer Game in December. He was also named the top boys soccer player in the state by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.