At a Spring Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Lake Oswego High School last Thursday morning, eight student/athletes signed letters of intent or made verbal commitments to play at the college level. Ian Story, Jordan Barnes, Brandon Akerman, (football), Elliot Babcock-Krenk (basketball), Christopher Caldwell, Alex Martin (cross country/track), Molly Maguire (tennis) and Maggie Sholian (softball), all made their intentions known at the morning ceremony.
Ian Story, Jordan Barnes, and Brandon Akerman, all made commitments to Linfield to play football. Story has been a football letterman for the past three years and received 2nd team all-league honors this past season at defensive end. Jordan Barnes received 1st Team All-league and 1st Team All-State honors for the Lakers this past season. Brandon Akerman was Honorable mention offensive guard his senior season for the Three Rivers League and has also excelled in track this spring in the shot put.
Elliot Babcock-Krenk signed his letter of intent to play next year at Humboldt State University. He will be joining former Laker standout, Ernie Spada, who started all season for Humboldt this past year. Babcock-Krenk, a three-year starter and letterman, was a part of the Laker 2006 State Championship team. He also was a member of the 1st Team Three Rivers All-League Basketball Team this past year.
Christopher Caldwell signed on to run track and cross country at Furman University. Chris was a second team all-league runner in Cross Country his junior year and a first team selection his senior year. Caldwell is also a National Merit Scholar runner-up this spring.
Alex Martin followed Caldwell in announcing his intentions to run track and cross county at Pacific Lutheran University. Martin was a member of the 2nd Team All-League Cross-Country teams his junior and senior year. He also was named 2nd Team All-League in track last spring.
Molly Maguire signed a letter of intent with Sonoma State University to play tennis. Maguire, a member of the Laker girl's tennis team for all four years, was part of the district championship double's team her sophomore and junior seasons. In 2006, she reached the state semi-finals in tennis doubles and finished second overall in 2007 while being named all state.
Maggie Sholian signed a letter of intent to play softball at Providence. Currently holding a 3.91 GPA, Shlian has led the Lakers this season at the catcher spot. She was a TRL first team all-league player during her sophomore season and has shown that she is not only one of the best catchers in the TRL this season, but has the potential to be one of the top catchers in the state this spring.