MSHS football players make college decisions, plus news on a Wildcat grad playing in national hoops playoffs on this Tuesday….

Good Tuesday morning. A lot of snow out in the Valley this morning, so be careful out there.

We have some additional news from Mount Si High School football to share with you this morning. Two more of their senior players have decided on their college paths for this coming fall.

Running back Max Bonda has opted to stay close to home in the Valley, committing to NCAA Division III Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. We had mentioned here yesterday that it looked as if he could end up playing collegiately closer to where his relatives live back in Pennsylvania, but the Linfield program is a solid choice for the soon-to-graduate MSHS athlete. Linfield has been a perennial national contender within NCAA Division III the past few years, advancing to the national playoffs the past couple of seasons. The Wildcats – that team is also nicknamed Wildcats – have had as one of their offensive line stalwarts the past four years another Mount Si grad, Stephen Nnabue, who is set to graduate this spring.

Lineman Brennan Dalgleish has also made his decision – he will be suiting up this fall for Carroll College in Helena, MT. Carroll, a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Frontier Conference, finished 4-6 this past season, so it is hoped Dalgleish will be able to turn the fortunes around for the Saints on the gridiron. Valley fans who have followed our college coverage the past four years are very familiar with Carroll, as this school’s men’s basketball team has featured as its star player for that entire time Zach Taylor, a 2013 Cedarcrest High School graduate from Duvall. Taylor, too, will be graduating this spring.

Bonda and Dalgleish join fellow MSHS senior Jack Weidenbach in inking college decisions; Weidenbach signed a national letter of intent to attend and play for Central Washington University, an NCAA Division II school, earlier this month.

The SVSJ offers its congratulations to both Bonda and Dalgleish on their decisions.

Also this morning from the colleges:

UPS women’s basketball earns trip to NCAA D-III tournament: They may have fallen at home this past Saturday in the Northwest Conference’s tournament title game, but that did not matter to the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament selection committee, as the committee awarded the University of Puget Sound’s women’s basketball team an at-large bid into the national Division III tournament yesterday, and on top of that, gave them home-court advantage in the first two rounds.

Puget Sound, who features sophomore Elizabeth Prewitt, from Snoqualmie and a 2015 Mount Si High School grad, will open the national playoffs Friday night at home in Tacoma against the University of California-Santa Cruz, with a win moving them into a second-round contest Saturday night, also at home, against NWC rivals Whitman or George Fox, who play each other in another first-round game Friday in Tacoma.

Prewitt has had a solid season for the Loggers, averaging 14 points and five rebounds a game for the 25-2 UPS squad, who won the NWC regular season crown with an unbeaten conference record. The Friday game tips around 7:00 p.m., with webcast details still to be announced.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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