Decision Time: National Signing DayPosted: Updated:
At Pasco High today, nine athletes packed in for the signing day ceremony. Three Bulldogs plan to take their act to the D-1 level next year. Shawna Anderson will play soccer at Seattle, while Marisa Vander Malle takes to the track at Boise State. Marques Avery reporting for duty at West Point in the fall. A decision that comes with plenty of responsibility.
Avery said, "I'm really excited you know...it's a great opportunity. People were killed for this opportunity to be able to go to such a great school and be able to play football."
The Cadets of Eisenhower sending three from the gridiron to the college ranks. Former Academic All Star and Linebacker Seth Kline, choosing the military route by heading to Air Force. Fullback Ryan Watson will suit up for Eastern Oregon. Runningback Joe Fuerst led the Big Nine in with 19 tds. Even more impressive he led the league in scoring.
Fuerst said, "I'm nervous just like anybody else, going to college, being away from the parents...everything."
Sliding over to West Valley, tennis phenom Lexi Filleol will serve court for Northen Colorado. Classmate Haley Curtis signs with Utah Valley University to play soccer. Breanna Ashbaugh, Morgan MacDonald, and Chelsea Nell signed with YVCC. Plus, Emily Yost is signing to play volleyball for Blue Mountain Community College
In Southridge, two soccer stars made reservations for the next level. Courtney Hancock will play soccer and softball at Walla Walla Community College in the fall. Teammate LaQuilla Upton will get her kicks on the east coast at the college of St. Rose in Albany, New York.
Upton said, "I'm going to miss my family of course, cause I've never really lived anywhere besides Kennewick. It'll be different but I think it will be good for me."
Hanford wideout Dylan Dikes feeling the eastern seaboard as well, and will bring some West coast flavor to Southern Virigina University.
Dikes added, "To bring some west coast flair, kinda like Cody did over here. And I was like, alright, I'll show you eastern guys how to play football."
Nothing but love for three soccer girls at Kamiakin. The trio of Brianna Brannan, Shelby Bigness and Shelby Gunion led the Braves twice to fourth place finishes in state in their four years at Kamiakin. The two Shelby's heading to CBC, while Brannan signs with Eastern Washington.