Area roundup: Casey Stangel leaves Missouri for UW
Former Lake City softball standout Casey Stangel is transferring to the University of Washington after one season at Missouri.
“(Missouri) just wasn’t the right fit for me in all aspects,” Stangel said. “I felt that through all the things I want to accomplish in softball I wasn’t getting it at Missouri.”
Stangel is one of four players leaving Missouri. She said there could be more.
She was granted her release last week and began talking immediately with other schools. Washington was one of the schools she considered while in high school. She gave UW an oral commitment Saturday.
Stangel said she will be immediately eligible at UW.
“It was the best option to develop me as a player and help me get to the goals I have as a player,” Stangel said.
She led Lake City to two state championships including a 28-0 season her senior year when she had 208 strikeouts and a 0.73 ERA while hitting .640 with 15 homers and 64 RBI.
She started 25 games at pitcher for Missouri, posting a 15-11 record with a 3.27 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 164 2/3 innings. She batted .200 with three homers and 12 RBIs.
“It wasn’t the season I wanted it to be and part of it was because of the issues I had with the program,” Stangel said. “I’m capable of much better. I will set the bar much higher at Washington.”
The Spokane Chiefs announced the signing of 5-foot-10 forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan, their first-round selection in last month’s Western Hockey League bantam draft.
Anderson-Dolan, from Calgary, Alberta, totaled 79 goals and 126 points in 59 games with the Calgary Edge Mountaineers last season.
Anderson-Dolan, who turns 15 years old in December, can join the Chiefs as a full-time player for the 2015-16 season.
Former Eastern Washington Eagles All-America wide receiver Brandon Kaufman agreed to terms with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.
He will join the team at its preseason training camp, now underway. Kaufman was released by the Buffalo Bills of the NFL last month.