DODDS senior student-athletes moving up to next level
With graduation fast approaching, several seniors at DODDS schools are committing to play the sports they did in high school at the next level. To wit:
-- Iseiah Washington of Kubasaki plans to play soccer in the fall at Johnson & Wales, an NAIA school in Charlotte, N.C. It will be just the second season the Wildcats are playing soccer, which was added as a sport in 2014, the school’s website said. They play in the United States College Athletic Association.
-- Justin Sego of reigning Far East Division I champion Kadena has committed to play football for Whitworth College, a Division III school in Spokane, Wash., where he was also looked at for baseball. The Pirates play in the Northwest Conference and went 6-4 last season.
-- A pair of graduating Guam All-Island football players have committed to junior colleges in the West. Defensive stalwart Lewis Harris is headed to Pima College of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference; the Aztecs went 3-8 last season. Offensive star L.J. Aguon will head to Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif.; the Jaguars play in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and went 10-1 last season, beating Santa Monica 43-20 to win the American Bowl for the third straight season.
-- And Harleigh Lewis, the reigning Outstanding Goalkeeper of Far East Division I soccer champion Kubasaki is due to check in at Division III Dubuque on Aug. 18 and make her debut on Sept. 1 against Carthage College. The Spartans play in the Iowa Conference, went 15-4 during the regular season and qualified for the conference tournament for the 12th time in 14 years.
-- Also commiting to Dubuque, this one for football, is former Nile C. Kinnick running back Joshua Thompson. He’ll join a Spartans team that went 4-6 overall and 3-4 in the Iowa Conference in 2014.
-- And from Zama American comes news that Logan Perera, a soccer player, has committed to Central Methodist University, an NAIA school in Fayette, Mo. The Eagles play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and went 8-10 overall and 1-6 in conference. Perera had 13 goals and seven assists for a Zama Trojans team that went 16-4-4, won the DODDS Japan tournament and finished second in the Far East Division II tournament for the second straight year.
Feel free to comment on any other seniors who are or may be headed to the next level.