Some time Wednesday, Heather Corral expects to officially become a Dawg.
Corral, a senior at Prairie High School, made her intentions known that she will sign with the University of Washington’s women’s basketball program. She is one of four Clark County basketball players who expect to sign Division I letters of intent this week.
Wednesday is the first day of the early signing period for many college sports. Football, soccer, track and field, and cross country athletes must wait until February.
In men’s basketball, Jordan Chatman of Union is expected to sign with Brigham Young University, Caleb Dressler of Evergreen said he will sign with Hawaii, and 2011 Hockinson graduate Joshua Hall is set to sign with Cal Poly.
In other Division I signing news, Union baseball standout Clint Coulter is expected to make his decision some time this week.
The Columbian will publish the names of any athletes signing to continue their careers in college, even smaller programs. Athletic directors, coaches, or parents should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with signing information.
Four academic champions — Four Clark County fall sports teams won academic state championships.
Academic state titles are awarded to teams with the best cumulative GPA among its team members.
There were two champions in girls soccer — Skyview and King’s Way Christian — and two in girls swimming — Camas and Hockinson.
The Skyview girls soccer team, coached by Darin DeGrande, posted a 3.84 team GPA among 18 team members to lead all 4A teams in the state.
The King’s Way Christian girls soccer team had a team GPA of 3.594 among its 17 members to top 1B teams. The Knights are coached by Chris Conway.
The Camas girls swimming team’s GPA of 3.720 among its 26 members tied the Papermakers with Lakeside and Sedro-Woolley among 3A teams.
The Hockinson girls swimming team, featuring six athletes, had a team GPA 3.793 to top 2A teams. Mike Bemis coaches both the Camas and Hockinson girls swim teams.
2A GSHL all-league teams announced — Woodland quarterback Adam Shoup was offensive MVP in football as the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League announced its all-league selections for the fall. Hockinson’s Rick Steele was the football coach of the year.
Washougal’s Ellie Boon was the girls soccer offensive MVP, while Hockinson’s Caity Kuntz was the co-defensive MVP with Kaitlin Ingman of Mark Morris. Jeff Flanagan of Woodland was the coach of the year.
Hockinson’s Nick Huff was the boys golf player of the year and his coach, Dennis DeWitt, was the coach of the year.
And Mark Morris’ Shawna Smith was the league’s volleyball MVP. Lisa Verage of Mark Morris was the coach of the year.
The complete list of all-league selections are available in The Columbian’s high school scoreboard, or on its high school blog which can be found at www.360preps.com.