Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Leigh Anne MacCarthy of Monmouth recently completed her junior season with the Eastern Oregon University volleyball team by being named a 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Leigh Anne MacCarthy
Athletes are nominated for the honor by their head coach and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status in order qualify.
MacCarthy, a 2009 graduate of Central High School, is a 5-foot-5 libero/defensive specialist for the Mountaineers of La Grande. She played in 27 of EOU's 28 matches this past season as the Mountaineers went 15-3 in the Cascade Conference and 17-11 overall.
JONES HITS THE MATS:
Cody Jones of Dallas is a member of the 2011-12 wrestling team at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Jones, a redshirt freshman, has an 8-6 record this season competing at 165 pounds for the Raiders. He is a 2010 graduate of Dallas High School.
HOOPING AT CHEMEKETA:
Four Polk County residents are among the players listed on the roster of the 2011-12 women's basketball team at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. The Storm roster includes: Marissa Angulo, a 5-foot-5 sophomore guard from Dallas averaging 2.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game; Kayla Cuellar, a 5-6 freshman guard from Independence averaging 2.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots; Hannah Frederick, a 5-6 freshman guard from Dallas averaging 6.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists; and Janelle Weiss, a 5-5 sophomore guard from West Salem averaging 12.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
PRATT PLAYING AT CCC:
Jesse Pratt of Monmouth is a member of the 2011-12 men's basketball team at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Pratt, a 2010 graduate of Central High School, is a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward for the Storm. He is averaging 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in limited action.
CENTRAL GRAD AT STANFORD:
Jordan Pratt of Monmouth was a member of the 2011 Stanford University football team that completed its season Jan. 2 with a 41-38 overtime loss to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl. Pratt is a 6-foot-3, 217-pound freshman walk-on wide receiver. He is a 2003 graduate of Central High School.
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