Valley high school athletes make their college decisions

Good Friday morning. Coming up shortly this morning, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, our state’s high school sports governing body, is once again making a push with lawmakers and health leaders about the restart of high school sports, which was delayed this week after a WIAA vote amidst rising cases of the COVID-19 virus, which as you all know by now has resulted in new restrictions in our state. The WIAA’s Executive Director, Mick Hoffman, has penned an op-ed which we will be featuring here shortly, so stay here for that.

However, we have some housekeeping this morning and it comes from Valley high schools, whose senior athletes have made their college decisions official, inking scholarship letters of intent to attend and play for various colleges and universities next fall pending the lifting of all of these COVID restrictions around the United States.

First, we start with Mount Si High School’s baseball program, and a foursome of their senior class – Dawson Schneider, Tyler Disch, Cam Ferreri and Kevin Corder – all officially signed their paperwork to attend and play for Yakima Valley Community College’s baseball team in the 2021-22 school year. The four, as you all know, over the course of the summer individually announced their verbal commitments to play for the Yaks, who will have a pair of Mount Si grads on board next spring – Spencer Marenco and Trace Halvorson. All four, in making this decision, were looking for a landing spot and some security with the college recruitment process pretty much shut down at the moment, and at least with Division I, will be for the forseeable future after a decision by the NCAA this week to push back their dead period for in-person recruiting by D-I coaches to next April 15.

So these moves represented for these guys and their families security in knowing they’ll have a spot to play ball if nothing ends up happening moving forward, and the opportunity for all four guys to play with former Mount Si teammates and for a coach in Kyle Krustangel who as we’ve mentioned in the past has had success with Wildcat program alums at the college level, was an added bonus.

Good stuff there and we congratulate all of them on their decisions.

There was also a Cedarcrest High School signing to report. Lacrosse player Emme Rezoski, who plays lacrosse for Mount Si’s program as CHS does not field a girls’ lacrosse team, signed with NCAA Division II Colorado Mesa University. The school, part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, is located in Grand Junction, CO, at the far western end of the state. CMU, nicknamed the Mavericks, previously had a Cedarcrest grad competing for their athletic program – men’s swimmer Ryan Gifford, who competed for the CMU men’s swim team several years ago.

Rezoski’s sister Maia, also a graduate of CHS and of Mount Si’s lacrosse program, also plays collegiately – with NCAA Division III Linfield College down in McMinnville, OR. A congrats to the Rezoski’s on this and we wish Emme luck the remainder of this school year.

Outside of these five athletes, we have nothing else to report, but if you know of any Valley high school athletes who signed letters of intent during the current college signing period, which began last week, let us know. Email us at snovalleysports@gmail.com or hop onto Twitter at our Twitter page @snovalleysports and send us a direct message with the information and your contact info so we can get in touch with you if necessary.

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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