Sixteen scholar-athletes

Sixteen scholar-athletes going to the next level.

Posted: February 2, 2017

Some made their decisions within the last week or so.

Some did months ago.

At least one made up her mind years ago.

Still, Wednesday was the day they could make it all official, when football and soccer players could sign letters of intent.

“It’s been a dream since I was 4 or 5. My goal was to become Pac-12, to go to the top level,” said Sarah Davidson, a Camas soccer player who signed with Washington State. “I feel like someone should pinch me. It didn’t feel like it was actually real.”

Camas had three Division I football players and one Division I soccer player sign on the first day of the signing period. Battle Ground had a couple Division I football players. There were more Division I athletes at Ridgefield, Columbia River, and Skyview.

In all, The Columbian, as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, had reports of 20 football players and 20 girls and boys soccer players going to four-year schools.

(Technically, only NCAA Division I and II athletes sign letters of intent, but The Columbian notes in its high school sports blog all local athletes moving on to four-year schools.)

Camas celebrated more than a dozen athletes Wednesday, including those from other sports, which have various signing days throughout the academic year.

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