Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Stekl, the son of Allen and Joan, is a 5-9 infielder from Marion High School. He has won three varsity letters for coach Steve Fish and has been an All-Conference player in the WaMaC West. Stekl, a switch hitting shortstop, has hit 0.345 in his career with 21 doubles, 99 runs scored, 43 RBI, and 39 stolen bases. Stekl has not been thrown out stealing a base in his career. Of the 570+ players in class 3A, Stekl finished his sophomore season 10th in runs scored, with 50, and 13th in stolen bases, with 25, to go with a 0.363 average. As a junior, Stekl hit 0.345 with ten doubles, 35 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases.
A member of the National Honor Society, Stekl plans to major in pre-engineering while at Northwestern. Stekl has also been a member of the honor roll and has won the Principal's Award each year from 2010-13.
"Christian is an exciting signee for us," said head coach Brian Wede. "He has a high level swing and great body awareness through his swing. He has been around the game of baseball a lot and his family is very familiar with the GPAC. Coach Boeve and I are looking forward to coaching him and watching him grow as a young man on our campus."
Westphal, the son of Brady and Jennifer, is a 6-1 outfielder from HMS High School in Hartley, Iowa. Westphal is a career 0.286 hitter in three years of varsity play, including a 0.316 average as a junior last season. Westphal has scored 42 runs in his career with 23 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Westphal, a President's Education Award winner in 2010, will enter Northwestern as an undecided major.
"Nathan is a great fit for our baseball team," said head coach Brian Wede. "He has a high passion for the game of baseball, is very athletic, and is familiar with Northwestern. Nathan will no doubt grow as both a baseball player and person while he is at Northwestern, and we are excited to be a part of that growth."
# 8 | Infield
Freshman from Marion, Iowa
# 2018 | Outfield
Freshman from Hartley, Iowa