Whitney High holds national letter signing day for Wildcats
Students, staff, family and friends gathered last week to congratulate 10 of their student/athletes in signing national letters of intent to participate in their chosen sports while attending the respective colleges and universities of their choice.
Signing on to play for the Golden Bears of the University of California Berkeley was Taylor Cotton.
The senior has a .92 earned run average this season while compiling six wins in eight appearances. She has 75 strikeouts against just seven base-on-balls and carries a .593 batting average.
Kayli Shaw will take her services to California State University Bakersfield.
Shaw is hitting .429 and leads the Wildcats in runs with eight. The senior has two stolen bases and 12 putouts so far this season.
Rounding out the softball players is Megan Mello, who will attend CSU Humboldt. Mello has been strong on defense this year with 11 putouts and no errors.
Brittney Neumann will attend Bethany College in Kansas after graduation.
Neumann has helped lead the Wildcats to a 9-0-2 season so far and has two goals to her credit. She is strong on the attack compiling eight shots early in her senior campaign.
Tara Armstrong has agreed to play for Texas Lutheran next year.
Armstrong could be known as leg-strong having taken nine shots on goal along with three steals. She’s also had two goals so far this season.
Mallory Erl will attend Case Western Reserve in Ohio. Perhaps not that well known among the nation’s schools, Case’s soccer team has earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award the last two years.
The senior also has two goals so far this season and two steals.
Nick Schnable is the lone male to accept a soccer scholarship and will attend CSU Dominguez Hills.
Megan Hall will head for the University of the Pacific to run cross country for the Tigers.
Hall set a mark of 19 minutes and 14 seconds at the state meet and placed ninth at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships this fall. During the regular season, she placed no lower than seventh in five outings.
She turned in a time of 19.31 for fourth place in a Capital Athletic League meet Sept. 12.
The hard running Cutter Choisser will take his football skills to CSU Humboldt.
A yeoman out of the backfield, the senior had 166 carries for 1,314 yards in 2012. He averaged nearly eight yards a carry and gained 179 yards in 10 carries against Mira Loma Oct. 5.
Choisser had 23 touchdowns during the 2012 campaign.
Nick Corbitt will head east to play volleyball for Culver-Stockton of Missouri.
Corbitt has helped the ‘Cats win seven games against one loss so far this season. He has a near 87-percent service average with only two errors and is credited with seven assisted blocks.