Thirteen New Raider recruits added in April

May 04, 2022 9:21am

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ORANGE CITY, Iowa - The Northwestern College athletic communications office announces the signings of 13 Raider recruits during the month of April, including several from Northwest Iowa.

Darley Carrillo (Remsen, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her cheerleading career at Northwestern College.

Carrillo has two years of football cheer and three of basketball cheer experience at MMCRU. She also lettered in track and cheer.

"We're excited to have Darley join our team next year," said head coach Taylor Decker. "She has a great personality and will make a great addition to both of our squads!"

Carrillo plans to study Nursing at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Byron and Claudia.

When asked what made her choose Northwestern Carrillo stated, "To be a part of a great community with a Christian aspect."

Mason Gerleman (Rock Rapids, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College.

Gerleman is a multisport athlete from Central Lyon High School. He averaged 16.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and shot over 45% from the three in his final season. Gerleman totaled 1083 points, 153 assists, and 240 three-point field goals in his high school career. He earned third team all-state, first team all-conference, and was selected to the all-tournament team.

"Mason is a gym rat and the son of a coach," stated head coach Kris Korver. "He loves the game and he wants to improve. Mason has had a great high school career and he earned that by working hard. He can shoot the ball and he knows how to play. Mason will be an excellent addition to our program and a blessing to our campus community. We are excited he is joining us!"

Gerleman is an Honor Roll student and plans to study Business Finance at Northwestern. He is the son of Ben and Nicole.

Gerleman on what made him choose to join the Raiders, "The basketball coaches and their nice campus."

James Bouma (Orange City, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College.

Bouma played multiple sports at Unity Christian, including basketball, football, and baseball. He was a first team all-conference and a 2A all-district selection. Bouma was also a NW Iowa Review Honorable Mention nominee. He averaged 11.4 points, 2.0 steals, and 2.7 assists per game during his senior season.

"James is a hard worker and he knows how to play the game," said Kris Korver. "He is a good athlete and he is a guy who makes winning plays. He is the son of a coach and he wants to get better. We are excited James is joining us! We look forward to having him join Raider basketball and we are confident he will be a blessing to our campus!"

Bouma is the son of Ross and Angie, and the brother to future Raider volleyball player Jenna.

Bouma noted that, "family members went to Northwestern and it is close to home," as some of the deciding factors.

Karlton Reuter (Orange City, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue his esports career at Northwestern College.

Reuter plans to play on Northwestern's Rocket League team. He is a Valedictorian and Student Council President at MOC-Floyd Valley. He is also a National Honor Society member.

Head coach Cole Prescott stated, "Karlton is a player we've been excited about for quite a while now. He's a great team player and communicator, and that fits right in with our Rocket League team's philosophy."

Reuter plans to study Computer Science at Northwestern. He is the son of Jeffrey and Janette.

Reuter stated about his decision to attend Northwestern, "it is a quality education and I can stay close to family."