November 10, 2011 in Sports

Several area prep athletes sign D-I letters

 

Lindsay Stockton isn’t looking past her final year at Gonzaga Prep. But the daughter of Hall of Fame point guard John is already embracing the next step in her career.

Stockton, also a point guard, signed a letter of intent Wednesday with Montana State University. The early national letter of intent signing period runs until Wednesday.

“I’ve been playing on the same AAU team and the same high school team for what seems like forever,” Stockton said. “I’m looking forward to something new. I’m looking forward to fighting for a spot on a team and for a new experience.”

Stockton, who will be a four-year starter at G-Prep this year, averaged 12.9 as the Bullpups qualified for the state tournament last year.

She chose MSU over Idaho, which also offered a scholarship.

• Lewis and Clark had two basketball players sign with women’s programs: Devyn Galland with Stanford and Nakia Arquette with Utah.

Jamie Weisner of Clarkston, whose father was a coach at Shadle Park and an administrator at Rogers, was expected to sign with Oregon State.

Boys basketball

Marcus Colbert, a four-year starter at Post Falls, signed with Montana State University.

Megan Haase of Lewis and Clark signed with Colorado and teammate Sydney Kersten signed with Princeton.

Swimming

Four members of the Spokane Area Swim Team signed letters of intent, according to coach Todd Marsh.

Ben Lovell (Lewis and Clark) will attend Stanford next fall. Lovell, a freestyle and butterfly sprinter, is a member of the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.

Emri Moore (Mead, 500, 1,000, 16,500 free, 200 fly) will attend Boise State next fall. Emily Renzini (Mt. Spokane, 200 fly, 200 and 400 individual medley) signed with the University of Idaho. Amani Amr (Shadle, 100, 200 back, 200 and 400 IM) picked Oregon State.

All four are junior national qualifiers and YMCA national finalist. They will compete at the Speedo Junior National Championships in December.

Gymnastics

Jamie Wright, from Coeur d’Alene, signed with Oregon State. She competes for Northwest Gymnastics Academy. She is a four-time Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championship qualifier. She won the Washington State Championships all-around competition this year. At the national championships she placed third on the uneven bars and 20th in the all-around.

Volleyball

Sam Hill, a 6-foot-3 middle hitter at North Central, signed with Baylor University.

Hill was a four-year letterman and three-year starter. She was one of the top players in the Greater Spokane League this year.

Sarah Batterton, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Northwest Christian, signed with University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

She is the first NWC player to earn a full-ride scholarship to a Division I volleyball program.

Wrestling

Mead’s Jordan Rogers, the top-ranked 182-pound high school wrestler in the nation, will sign with Oklahoma State on Monday, according to his father, Bill Rogers. OSU finished fourth in last season’s NCAA championships.


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