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February 1st National Signing Day
February 1st National Signing Day
Posted on 02/02/2017

Twenty-five student-athletes in the Puyallup School District signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to universities of their choice on the February 1st, National Signing Day.

NLIs may be voluntarily signed by prospective student-athletes who will be entering a four-year university for the first time in the academic year after they sign the NLI.

After a student has signed an NLI to a four- year university the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) forbids any further efforts from other institutions to recruit that student. Students who have signed an NLI must attend the school to which that student signed in order to receive financial aid.

The 25 student-athletes who signed their NLIs on February 1st will be continuing a tradition of excellence by furthering their post-high school education as student athletes in a university setting.

Emerald Ridge High School:

  • Kylee Cullen, Pierce Community College, Girls Soccer
  • Mikayla Schwing, Bethesda University, Girls Basketball
  • Sydney Neuman, Blue Mountain Community College, Volleyball
  • Andrew Boston, Eastern Washington University, Football
  • Cody O’Connell, Central Washington University, Football
  • Marvin Williams, Humboldt State, Football
  • Cole Elery, Benedictine, Football
  • Kaden Flanagan, Benedictine, Football
  • Brandon Silowka, Pacific University, Baseball
  • Matthew Benjamin, Edmonds CC, Baseball
  • James Hook, Centralia Community College, Baseball
  • Brandon Silowka, Pacific University, Baseball
  • Matthew Benjamin, Edmons Community College, Baseball
  • DeShawn Johnson, Lower Columbia Community College, Baseball
  • John Rice, Grays Harbor Community College, Baseball
  • Jake Roten, Grays Harbor Community College, Baseball
  • Jacob Hurter, College of Idaho, Soccer

 PHS Student Athletes

Puyallup High School:

  • Brooklyn Bartelson, Simon Fraser University, Wrestling
  • Kennedy Robillard, Pacific Lutheran University, Softball
  • Gavin Dunayski, University of Wyoming, Football
  • Sam Ebner, Pacific Lutheran University, Soccer
  • Geneva Thompson, University of Washington, Gymnastics
  • Zack Larson, Lower Columbia CC, Baseball
  • Rowan Poppen-Eagan, Hartwick College (NY), Swimming
  • Ryan Teague, Lower Columbia CC, Baseball
  • Bryan Torres, Marbella United FC, The American College Marbella, Marbella, Spain, Soccer
  • Tallon Yerbury, Edmonds CC, Baseball

Director of Instructional Leadership - Athletics, Health and Fitness, Rick Wells, celebrated the students’ commitment saying, “NLIs represent the culmination of many years of hard work, commitment, determination, and dedication.  We are proud of these student-athletes who have demonstrated that such values and character traits -- rooted in self-discipline -- often result in prized benefit.”

Ten student-athletes from Rogers High School, Emerald Ridge High School, and Puyallup High School signed at the November 9th National Signing Day earlier this year.

The last signing date of the 2016-2017 school year will be April 12th of this year.
Devin Konsmo