Next fall she'll be returning to the Gem State for college.
LaLone announced Wednesday that she has verbally committed to accept a scholarship and play tennis for Boise State University.
"It just felt like the right fit," LaLone said of Boise State. "The coaches are really nice and the girls are great. I couldn't see myself going anywhere else."
LaLone, who finished runner-up at the 2011 girls tennis 4A state championships to Kamiak's Elaine Baik, took a visit to Boise State in April and watched a few of the team's matches this past spring. In the middle of August, LaLone said Boise State women's tennis coach Beck Roghaar offered her a scholarship at a tournament she attended in San Diego.
Part of the reason LaLone made the decision to go to Boise State is because it has a kinesiology program. Merriam-Webster defines kinesiology as "the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement."
Stanwood girls tennis coach Trudi Abrams found out about LaLone's decision on Facebook. "I'm just really excited for Megan," Abrams said. "She's worked so hard.
"Boise State is getting a real good tennis player and she is so competitive."
Abrams then turned her thoughts to her own team. "It's going to be hard not having her around here. Not only is she a great player but all the girls love her."
LaLone is currently practicing daily -- "My serve needs a little work," said LaLone, laughingly -- at Central Park Tennis Club in Bellevue and Resilience Fitness club in Stanwood.
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