Nine South Kitsap athletes, including one who couldn’t attend the ceremony, signed their national letter of intent to play sports for their chosen colleges after graduation.
For track and cross country:
Nate Anderson – Whitworth University, Wash. (NCAA Div. III).
Albert McArthur – Utah Valley University, Utah. (NCAA Div. I).
Isaac Santos – Whitworth University, Wash. (NCAA Div. III).
Eric Wattree – Eastern Washington University, Wash. (NCAA Div. I).
Alec Johnson – Olympic College, Wash. (Community College).
Hunter Riley – University of Puget Sound, Wash. (NCAA Div. III).
Jack Shaffer – Olympic College, Wash. (Community College).
Dan Tomkiewicz – Olympic College, Wash. (Community College).
Alec Johnson – Adam State University, Colo. (NCAA Div. II).
“This is the first year we haven’t had any female athletes take part in the ceremony,” Athletic Director Ed Santos said.
Several athletes’ families and their coaches were in attendance to take pictures and watch these young men achieve what they’ve worked toward.
“These athletes have worked hard to get to this point, and it’s very exciting,” Santos said.
Many of these athletes have achieved high levels of success during their time at South Kitsap.
Wattree led the Wolves in scoring and assists this past season before accepting a full scholarship to play at Eastern.
He averaged 25 points, 2.9 assists, 2.5 steals — all team-highs — and 4.8 rebounds per game during his senior year.
Johnson is the first South Kitsap lacrosse player to earn a scholarship to play in college.
“It’s a unique sport, and I’m excited to get to continue playing,” he said.
The South Kitsap baseball and boys track team both earned state titles last season and are working toward another.