A big dream of any high school athlete is to make it to the next level, to find themselves collegiate bound.


For Perry’s own Molly Lutmer, that dream came true as she officially signed her letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Sioux Falls on Friday afternoon. The current Perry senior signed her letter of intent in front of friends and family inside Perry High School. It marked the end of a lengthy process that brought forth a lot of emotions for Lutmer herself.


“This whole process started out pretty overwhelming with all of the options but once I started to narrow things down, things got a lot easier,” began Lutmer. “It’s been a wild ride and it’s a relief to finally have a decision made and to play basketball with Sioux Falls next season.”


There’s no doubt about the hectic atmosphere that can come along with choosing a landing spot but once it came down to it, the decision was rather easy in the end.


“The player relationship is great there and the atmosphere seems really fun,” mentioned Lutmer. “I’m really excited to be a part of that.”


Ultimately, Lutmer was able to find success across multiple avenues of her game, a skill that current Perry girls head coach Skylar Wolf.


“One of the best aspects of Molly’s game is her versatility,” began Wolf. “That’s probably the biggest thing that will translate to the next level for her.”