Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Basketball, Soccer Athletes Commit to Four-Year Schools

While the Salt Lake Community College basketball team fell short of their ultimate goal of returning to the NJCAA tournament, Salt Lake's talent-laden roster was once again highly recruited by notable figures throughout college basketball. The Bruins recently announced that four players have committed to NCAA programs across the country.

NCAA signees include Josh Colon, who committed to Fordham University. Others include Cameron Mack, who switched his commitment from St. John's to Nebraska, and Washington State-commit Daron HensonHunter Schofield also has signed to play at Dixie State in St. George.

Colon will join a Fordham program that went 12-20 in the Atlantic-10 Conference last season, an NCAA Division-I mid-major conference. Fordham is located in The Bronx borough in New York City. Mack was a player who originally committed to play at St. John's in the New York area but switched his commitment to Nebraska and new coach Fred Hoiberg. Henson kept with his commitment to play at Washington State University, holding even after the Cougars changed coaching staffs. Schofield has joined a Dixie State program that will enter its final year in Division-II next season, as the Trailblazers prepare for playing in the Western Athletic Conference starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

SLCC men’s and women’s soccer coach Mark Davis announced recently that a combined 15 student-athletes have received offers to continue their student-athlete careers, signing for a mixture of NCAA Division-II institutions across the West Coast. Additionally, five SLCC players have committed to playing for in-state Westminster College.

On the women's side, seven student-athletes have committed to four-year institutions. Zoe Moses and Jayne Schiess have committed to play at Adams State University in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, with Sydney Hathaway committing to Colorado Mesa and Litzy Serna committing to Colorado State University-Pueblo. Summer Miles has committed to play at Montana State University-Billings, while Sierra Heaton will travel east to play at East Central University in Oklahoma. 

Moses helped lead Salt Lake with 7 goals on the season, taking 23 shots. Hathaway also finished with 7 goals, including the title-clincher in the Region 18 championship match. 

The Bruins' men's team had eight players commit to NCAA institutions, with several committing to play for RMAC schools. Bridger Hansen, Reid Arne, Matt Penrod and Juan Pablo Taylor all committed to local Westminister College. Aaron Martinez committed to Colorado Mesa, Colin Horman committed to Metro State University in Denver and Moises Martinez committed to Adams State.

Jackson Brady is the lone NCAA Division-I recruit, committing to play for Cal Poly in the Big West Conference. Brady played in all 19 matches for Salt Lake, finishing with a team-high 9 assists.