Four seniors from Arlington High School signed their letters of intent on Feb. 2 to play sports in college.
Football players Trent Nobach, quarterback, and Josh Snow, defensive end, have signed to play for Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. Quintin Yon-Wagner will play linebacker at Central Washington University and Malia Shepherd will play volleyball at Everett Community College.
The student-athletes signed their letters of intent in front of their families, friends, teachers and coaches.
Nobach said he loves the atmosphere and the team at Rocky Mountain College, as well as the city.
He has been playing football since he was 13 years old. “I like having the ball in my hands and making those important decisions.”
Nobach has a 3.9 grade point average and in addition to playing football, he plays basketball and golf. At Rocky Mountain, he plans to study general business.
Snow made the decision to attend Rocky Mountain College the day before the February 2 signing ceremony.
“Since fifth grade, I couldn’t imagine going to college without playing football,” Snow said. “It’s been a good trip.”
He has a 3.4 GPA and plans to study business management with a minor in sports marketing at Rocky Mountain. Apart from playing football, he also plays baseball where he plays first base and he is a pitcher.
Yon-Wagner, who played linebacker at Arlington, said Central coaches believed in him and the program had tenants like Arlington’s football pillars of hard work, character and discipline.
He also plays basketball and has a 3.8 grade point average. He hopes to become a teacher and principal.
Shepherd plans to take her GED courses and then transfer to a four-year college and major in marine science.
She has been playing volleyball since second grade. “I like being competitive and meeting new girls every year.”
Shepherd has a 3.9 grade point average, and she is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society and volunteers through the NHS.
The signing ceremony marked the second time during the school year that Arlington has recognized seniors who will play sports at the college level.
In November, Emily Mekelburg pledged to play volleyball at Abilene Christian University in Texas, Grace Metcalf pledged to play golf at Rocky Mountain College, Keira Marsh pledged to play basketball. ball at California State University, East Bay and Taylor Pederson has signed up to play volleyball at Bellevue College. .