Caleb Vereide Commits to University of Northwestern – St. Paul


Thomas Hanson

Caleb Vereide signs with University of Northwestern-St. Paul to play baseball.

Landen Johnson, Writer

Owatonna High School senior Caleb Vereide has left his mark as a Husky. He is a three sport athlete who has played at the varsity level for many years. His biggest impact is on the baseball field, where he plays multiple positions. Next year, he will take the field for the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Vereide will be playing baseball and majoring in accounting. 

Vereide has been playing baseball his whole life, so the decision to take the next step came early in his high school career. He said, “I figured out that I wanted to play college baseball sophomore year after I did some camps and showcases.” These camps and showcases allowed him to show his skills off and to connect with UNW-SP. The school’s size and its investment into student athletes were the biggest reasons Vereide chose Northwestern.

Caleb can be hard on himself.  He’s his biggest critique. He’s constantly trying to improve in everything.

— Coach Tate Cummins

While Vereide has the skills and athleticism to succeed, it is his mentality that has brought him to excel at the sport. Head baseball coach Tate Cummins said, “Caleb can be hard on himself.  He’s his biggest critique. He’s constantly trying to improve in everything.” Vereide’s constant improvement has shown, as he went from being on the freshman team to starting on varsity in just two years. 

Although Vereide has his plans for the future, he still has one more season left as a Husky where he will be a crucial part of the team. Cummins said, “Caleb has been a great leader on and off the field.  He takes personal pride in leading by example.” His leadership skills have made a great impact on the team, as Vereide was selected to be a captain this season. All Owatonna baseball fans are excited to see what Vereide can do this spring and at the next level.