Local athletes sign letters to play college sports

December 3, 2013

By Staff

Several area high school athletes recently signed a National Letter of Intent during the NCAA’s early signing period from Nov. 13-20:

  • Katie Bucy, Lindenwood (Mo.) women’s lacrosse: Skyline High School senior had 35 goals, 20 assists as a junior en route to Division II scholarship offer.
  • Derek Chapman, Washington State University baseball: Issaquah High School outfielder hit .350, earned All-KingCo Conference second-team honors as a junior.
  • Rachel Lorentson, Central Washington University women’s basketball: The 6-foot-1 forward has a deadly outside shot, and transferred to Eastlake High School after three seasons in Meridian, Idaho.

  • Brian Mogg, Washington State University men’s golf: Skyline senior will be gunning for his fourth state-meet medal next spring; led Spartans to KingCo dual-meet title in 2013.
  • Spencer Noonan, Fairfield (Conn.) men’s lacrosse: Skyline’s 2013 All-American and two-time all-state midfielder/defender takes his game to Division I program.
  • Erin Taylor, Colorado State University women’s diving: Skyline senior placed second at this month’s Class 4A state championships.
  • Spencer Weiss, University of Washington men’s golf: Eastlake High star is a four-time state qualifier, two-time state medalist; helped Wolves win 4A team crown in 2013.

Football, soccer, cross-country and track athletes may sign LOIs beginning Feb. 5, with most other sports beginning April 16. Here are the known verbal commitments from the area’s senior athletes:

  • Kilton Anderson, Skyline, South Alabama football
  • Emily Baril, Skyline, Central Washington women’s soccer
  • Jordan Branch, Skyline, Washington State women’s soccer
  • Jaeden Chew, Skyline, Cincinnati women’s soccer
  • Brooke Holland, Skyline, Seattle Pacific women’s soccer
  • Drew Lewis, Eastlake, UW football
  • Abbie Litka, Skyline, Central Washington women’s soccer
  • Abbey Porter, Skyline, Washington State women’s soccer
  • Hannah van Amen, Liberty, Saint Martin’s women’s soccer
  • Rachel Wheeler, Issaquah, Kentucky women’s soccer



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