Athletes sign for future

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After signing to their colleges, seniors Dajah Washington, Karlie Thorn, and  Isabella Martinez pose with family and coaches. (Photo by Jeff Kaufman)
After signing to their colleges, seniors Dajah Washington, Karlie Thorn, and Isabella Martinez pose with family and coaches.
(Photo by Jeff Kaufman)

By Lauren Smith 

Four seniors have signed National Letters of Intent during the spring period. This program provides prospective student athletes, along with a parent and athletic director, the opportunity to sign an Inter- Conference Letter of Intent on a specific date. This certifies the student’s intention to enroll in a certain institution in the fall.

Attending Fort Lewis College is Isabella Martinez, she will be a member of the new golf program at the Division II school in Durango, Colorado.

“Signing to Fort Lewis means I will be the best player on the team. I am guaranteed a lot of playing time. This will be the school’s first year with a golf team and I am excited that I will get to be a part of the team since the very beginning,” Martinez, said.

Running on the men’s track and field team, Christian Alvarez signed to Maryville College, a Division III  school in Maryville, Tennessee.

Two seniors signed to play women’s basketball. Karlie Thorn signed to Knox College, a Division III school in Galesburg, Illinois. Dajah Washington signed to Grays Harbor, a junior college in Aberdeen, Washington.

“In the past, I’ve had plenty of tournaments in Washington. I chose Grays Harbor because the weather, environment, and pretty much everything is amazing there. They offered me a full ride scholarship which made it even better,” Washington said. “At the moment, I am going to study art, but I am sure it will change by the time I graduate. In the future, I’m looking forward to becoming successful.”