A trio of former first-team All-Wesco selections highlight the Everett Community College women’s basketball team’s recruiting class for the 2021 season.
Snohomish High School graduate Courtney Perry, Marysville Getchell grad Mikail Montez and Shorecrest grad Sydney VanNess are among the seven players joining the Trojans for the upcoming season.
Perry, a 6-foot post who was first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2019 when the Panthers placed fourth at the 3A state tournament, spent last season at NAIA Menlo College in California, where she averaged 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while making 15 starts.
Montez, a 5-foot-10 post who was also first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2019, did not play collegiately last season. VanNess, a 5-foot-8 forward, was first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A in 2020.
The other members of the recruiting class are Lake Stevens grad Monet Rundle, Snohomish grad Lily Cox, Franklin grad ThuyVi Tran and Lincoln grad Liz Frazier.
The Northwest Athletic Conference basketball season has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Practices are now scheduled to begin in January with games starting in late February or early March.
Roe places second in Big 12 cross country
Lake Stevens High School graduate Taylor Roe, now a sophomore on the Oklahoma State University women’s cross country team, placed second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship held last Friday in Lawrence, Kansas. Roe completed the 6-kilometer course in a time of 20 minutes, 7.8 seconds, which was 7.3 seconds behind the winner, Iowa State senior Cailie Logue — Roe was the only runner who finished within 47 seconds of Logue. Roe helped the Cowgirls finish fourth in the team competition.
Silvertips players Goncalves, Zellweger recognized
A pair of Everett Silvertips players were recently recognized for their abilities.
Center Gage Goncalves, a 19-year-old center from Mission, B.C., was one of 46 players named to Hockey Canada’s selection camp for the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships. Goncalves, who had 33 goals and 38 assists in 60 games last season, was selected in the second round of this year’s NHL draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The camp takes place Nov. 16-Dec. 13 in Red Deer, Alberta.
Defenseman Olen Zellweger, a 17-year-old defenseman from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, was one of 36 WHL players named by NHL Central Scouting as players to watch for the 2021 NHL draft. Zellweger, who had two goals and 10 assists in 58 games last season, was listed as a C prospect, which projects him as a late-round selection.
Evergreen Speedway hires ex-AquaSox executive Sloan
Evergreen Speedway announced it has hired former Everett AquaSox vice president Brian Sloan as its director of business development. Sloan spent 19 seasons in the AquaSox’s front office from 1996-2014, including 2006-10 as general manager and 2011-14 as vice president of corporate partnerships. In 2010 he was named the Northwest League’s Executive of the Year. Sloan most recently served as the director of business development with Bellevue-based Alexander Global Productions.
WIAA offering Women’s leadership conference
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is hosting a Women in Sport Virtual Leadership Conference on Nov. 17-19 via Zoom. Featured speakers include Whitman College athletic director Kim Chandler, University of Washington Center for Leadership in Athletics director of research Julie McCleery, and Seattle Sounders FC senior vice president Maya Mendoza-Exstrom. The registration fee is $40. For more information visit www.wiaa.com/wiaawawomen.
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