The Next Level: A list of local athletes planning to play college sports |

The Next Level: A list of local athletes planning to play college sports

At least 47 graduating seniors from western Nevada County plan to continue on with their athletic careers at the college level next fall.

Full Athletic Scholarships (8)

n Robby Alcombrack (Arizona State University, baseball, BR)

n Brittany Allen (Fresno State, basketball, FLC)

n James Brindley (Utah State, football, NU)

n Andrew Jackson (Fresno State, football, NU)

n Taylor Kilgore (California, State Humboldt, basketball, FLC)

n Tyler Smith (California State, Sonoma, basketball, NU)

n Christina Stockton (The University of San Francisco, golf, FLC)

n Nicole Williams (Morgan State University, volleyball, NU)

Partial Athletic Scholarships (9)

n Scott Baldwin (Iowa Wesleyan College, football, NU)*

n Zach Callas (California State, Fullerton, wrestling, NU)

n Mackenzie Deneen (Benedictine College, basketball, FLC)

n Robbie Frank (Henderson State University, football, BR)

n Olympia Jacobs (Benedictine College, basketball, NU)*

n Nate Holt (California Baptist, basketball, FLC)

n Luke Manuel (Purdue University, wrestling, NU)

n Kacey Rogers (Notre Dame de Namur, soccer, NU)

n David Wheeler (Henderson State University, football, BR)*

Walk-ons (30)

n Jessica Agnew walk (California State, Sonoma or Sierra CC, water polo, BR)

n Nick Coibion (California Baptist, tennis, FLC)

n Leigh Collins (Biola University, soccer, NU)

n Shane Freeman (Yuba CC, football, NU)

n Tyler French (Sierra CC, baseball, BR)

n Nic Gauldin (Yuba CC, baseball, NU)

n Vince Ghiringhelli (University of Pudget Sound, football, NU)

n Ryan Giacomini (Feather River JC, baseball, BR)

n Dan Graning (Butte JC or Yuba CC, baseball, NU)

n Kevin Grimes (The University of Nevada-Reno, football, BR)

n Nancy Gutierrez (Sierra College, track and field, NU)

n Drew Harris (The University of Southern California, swimming, NU)

n Matt Hilton (The University of California, Santa Barbara, baseball, BR)

n Jon Huffman-Eddy (The University of California, Santa Cruz, swimming, NU)

n Evan Jensen (California Lutheran, football, BR)

n Sean Johnson (Lewis and Clark University, football, NU)

n Nikki Mathis (Biola University, soccer, BR)

n Mike McClain (Yuba CC, football, NU)

n Mike McGuire (American River JC, football, BR)

n Matt Miraldi (Skyline Community College, baseball, BR)

n Kevin Nelson (Cal-Poly, basketball, NU)

n Josh Noxon (Yuba CC, football, maybe baseball, NU)

n Andrew Primrose (The University of Washington, track and cross country, NU)

n Landon Savoie, (The University of Nevada-Reno, football, BR)

n Darrel Smeltzley (Yuba CC, baseball, NU)

n Whitney Stephenson (The University of Southern California, swimming, NU)

n Dan Stith (Sacramento City CC, baseball, NU)

n Corey Tofte (California State, Chico, club volleyball)

n Chris Whitman (Yuba CC, football, NU)

n Jillian Witzke (Sierra CC, soccer, FLC)

*With academic scholarships in addition to athletic scholarships will have full rides to play at their schools.

– Stacy Hicklin

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