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Tag: Signing Day


Football: Statewide list of where recruits are headed

The News Tribune is compiling a list of all the football players in the state that sign letters of intent today. If you know of any we’re missing, please send them to doug.pacey(at)


Auburn: Cory English, UW

Bellarmine Prep: Michael Rector, Stanford

Bellevue: Kyle Bentz, San Diego; Jake Eldrenkamp, UW; Tyler Hasty, Oregon St.; *Michael Kneip, UW; *Joey Moore, Idaho

Bethel: David Fontenette, CWU; Joel Ragazzo, Army

Black Hills: Jake Crawford, Montana Tech

Blaine: Jesse Antczak, Minot St.; Andrew Price, UNLV

Bothell: Autin Dahl, Humboldt St.; Trent Sewell, Wyoming

Burlington-Edison: Andy Agen, Air Force
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Signing Day: South Sound non-football signees

The News Tribune is compiling a list of South Sound student-athletes signing letters of intent today to play sports other than football. If you know of any we’re missing, let us know by emailing doug.pacey(at)

Name Sport High School College
Kelly Beck Women’s Soccer Bellarmine Prep Seattle U

Austin Curtis Men’s Soccer Bonney Lake WWU

Lindsay Dahl Track & Field Jefferson Montana

Lauren Duty Women’s Soccer Tahoma CWU

Madison Guscott Track & Field Capital PLU

Bryce Joling Men’s Soccer Capital Colorado St.-Pueblo

Jazmin Jones Women’s Soccer Gig Harbor Florida International

Abby McFaul Women’s Soccer Decatur Saint Martin’s

Carley McIsaac Women’s Basketball Tumwater Oregon Tech

McCrea Nirider Women’s Soccer Fife NW Nazarene
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South Sound athletes signing letters of intent this week

The early period to sign a national letter of intent begins on Tuesday. I’m compiling a list of South Sound athletes that will sign, so if you know of one that’s not on our list, please let me know via email (doug.pacey(at) or leave a comment on this post.

Kelly Beck, Bellarmine Prep, Soccer, Seattle University

Hailey Beckstrom, Tahoma, Fastpitch, Seattle University

Amanda Beyke, Decatur, Golf, Seattle University

Emma Blauser, Beamer, Fastpitch, Western Washington
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Football: Rahmel Dockery picks WSU

Rahmel Dockery needed a few extra minutes to make sure he was making the right decision.

While four of his classmates were being introduced during a signing day ceremony at Curtis High School, Dockery was huddling with his parents outside the staff development room running through a list of pros and cons for Washington State University and Oregon State University.

“It was a last-minute thing,” said Dockery, The News Tribune’s all-classification state football player of the year in 2010. “We talked about the schools and it was a 50-50 thing on where I was going.”

Minutes later, Dockery, with his mother Leata Alaalatoa standing next to him, told the packed room that he would sign with WSU.
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Know an athlete signing a letter of intent?

Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 3, and, like we do every year at this time, The News Tribune will be compiling a list South Sound student-athletes signing a national letter of intent. If you or someone you know is signing, let us know so they can be included.

I can be reached at Please include the athlete’s name, college and sport.