Jarell Flora (sr., Bremerton) figures to play a
key role for Seattle University, which was picked to finish third
by the media in the Western Athletic Conference preseason poll. WAC
coaches tabbed the Redhawks to finish second. Flora, a 6-3 guard,
averaged 9.5 points and 3.2 assists a year ago, starting 25 of the
30 games he played in. The former Olympic League MVP and his
teammates open the season Friday, Nov. 14, against Texas State at
KeyArena. SU plays cross-town rival Washington on Nov. 21 at
Jalen Carpenter (jr., Bremerton) is a returning
starter for Weber State. The 6-1 Carpenter averaged 8.7 points and
5.7 rebounds for the Big Sky Conference school a year ago and has
started 43 games in two seasons.
Krista Stabler (jr., Central Kitsap), a 5-6
guard, will be a team captain for the Saints this season. She
averaged 3.2 points a year ago with a high of 16.
Brittany Gray (sr., Bainbridge/Skagit Valley)
and Sadee Jones (sr., North Mason) are returning
starters at Evergreen State. Gray, a 5-9 forward, earned Cascade
Collegiate Conference honorable mention all-league honors a year
ago after averaging 13.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. Jones, a 5-8
forward, averaged 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Geoducks
(14-12 in 2013-14).
Caulin Bakalarski (fr., South Kitsap) is a
guard at Eastern Oregon. Bakalarski, a 6-3 wing, was an all-Narrows
League pick a year ago.
Sophia Baetz (sr., Kingston/Skagit Valley) is a
backup guard at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. Baetz averaged 7.5
points as M-Tech won its first two games.
Kelsey Callaghan (sr., South Kitsap), a 5-3
guard, and 6-1 Breyenne Mosey (sr., King’s West)
are back for their finals seasons at Western Montana in Dillon,
Montana. Western Montana’s off to a 3-1 start. Callaghan and Mosey
are both coming off the bench.
Kyle Lanoue (redshirt, so., Central Kitsap) is
having a solid season for Eastern Oregon. The defensive tackle had
tackles, two for a loss, and a sack in the Mountaineers 31-20 win
over Montana Tech last week. Lanoue has 49 tackles, nine for
losses, and is tied for the team lead with three sacks. Eastern
Oregon (6-4, 5-3 Frontier) is No. 21 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll and
and hosts the College of Idaho on Nov. 8, and closes the regular
season at Southern Oregon on Nov. 15. … Matt Stone
(R-fr., Bainbridge) is a backup running back for the
Jamestown University assistant coach Boya
Quichocho, a South Kitsap grad, has established a pipeline
of sorts to the NAIA school in Jamestown, North Dakota.
Quichocho, a standout infielder, played at Olympic College for
two years and two more at Jamestown, where he earned honorable
mention All-American honors and led the Jimmies in stolen bases
Quichocho is in his ninth year as an assistant coach. Two former
Olympic College pitchers — Chris Hackworth from
Utay and Ferndale’s Kyle McKay — are also on the
Other current Wes Sounders on the 2015 roster: Adam
Lemmon, freshman pitcher from North Kitsap; Tyler
Ludlow, freshman first baseman from South Kitsap;
Michael Nelson, junior first baseman/catcher from
South Kitsap; Beau Rabideaux, freshman
pitcher/infielder from Kingston; and Nick Torres,
freshman pitcher/infielder from Bremerton.
Pitcher/outfielder Emma Keller (fr., North
Kitsap) and infielder Kalea Chapman (jr., Douglas
HS, Juneau, Alaska/Olympic College) are both playing at Jamestown
Kelsey Lucostic (jr., Big Sky HS, Missoula,
Mont./Olympic College) is an infielder at the University of
Montana, a first-year D1 program.
Greta Coleman (jr., Kingston/Shoreline
College/Olympic College) is a utility player at Bloomfield College
(New Jersey), an NCAA D2 school.