Hesston College signed three athletes to letters of intent for this fall - Julie Weaver, Curt Compangnone and Danielle Minder.


Hesston College signed three athletes to letters of intent for this fall.

Hesston High School grad Julie Weaver signed a letter of intent to compete in softball.

Weaver was a first baseman for the Swathers, and was a four-year letterwinner.

“Julie will be a hard worker at first and at the plate,” HC softball coach Alaina Kaufman said. “I’m looking forward to seeing all she will add to our team.”

Weaver also played volleyball three years and basketball two years at Hesston High School. She was a three-year letterwinner in cheerleading, serving as head cheerleader as a senior. She was on the honor roll for four years and received a Dean’s Scholarship at Hesston College.

She also participated in choir for four years, Hesston High Singers (a select choral group) for two years and was in the school musical for one year. She served as student manager of “The Pit Stop,” a student-managed business at HHS. She participated in Mennonite Youth Fellowship at Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston.

Curt Compangnone of Salina signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Hesston. Compangnone was an outfielder at Salina Sacred Heart High School, which finished third at the Class 3A state tournament.

“He’s a fine baseball talent, a hard worker in the classroom, and a gentleman on and off of the field,” HC baseball coach Art Mullet said. “Salina Sacred Heart has been one of the top Class 3A baseball programs in recent years, and Curt has been a starter since his sophomore year. I have no doubt Curt will be an important asset to our program and I’m pleased he has chosen Hesston to begin his college experience.”

Remington High School grad Danielle Minder signed to play volleyball at Hesston. Minder, 5-foot-11, was a middle hitter for the Broncos, leading the team to a third-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament last fall. She was a three-year letterwinner at Remington, setting a single-season school record for blocks at 183. She was an All-Class 3A state tournament team selection and a Class 3A all-state honorable mention.

“Her quickness in the middle and ability to read on the block will create the depth in our front row we have eagerly anticipated,” HC volleyball coach Vanessa Schroeder said. “Danielle has competed against top-ranked teams in the state all four years in high school and at the state level in Class 3A, which has given her great experience in preparation for college.”

Minder was a three-year letterwinner in track, leading the team to Heart of America League titles for three years. She was a cheerleader for four years and a captain her senior year. She was a member of the HOAL Honor Band and Honor Choir for three years. She was a member of the Remington Singer for four years. She was a member of the National Honor Society for three years. She was active in Remington Community Service Days.