Kolden Michalicek and Logan Mitchell made their collegiate plans official on Monday.
The Bemidji High School boys soccer seniors both signed on to play at the next level for Viterbo University during a signing ceremony at the high school.
Mitchell, an attacker, finished third among all Lumberjacks in 2019 with 20 points, scoring 10 goals and distributing 10 assists. Michalicek, a defenseman, added two goals and seven assists on the year while handling the majority of the team’s corner kicks.
Three of the most decorated athletes in Bemidji High School soccer history earned all-state awards on Sunday.
Ben Hess, Silas Hess and Lindsey Hildenbrand received all-state recognition from the Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association for their senior seasons on the pitch for the Lumberjacks.
JD Bitter walked off his line by himself and for the final time. Kolden Michalicek held his hands on his head in disbelief. And the rest of the Bemidji High School boys soccer team consoled one another while St. Cloud Tech celebrated a Section 8A championship beside them with a 3-2 win.
The Lumberjacks faced an unfamiliar fate on Thursday in Brainerd. For the first time in four years, BHS didn’t win another section title to add to its trophy case.