Several South Whidbey High School graduates are continuing their athletic careers by playing a fall sport at the collegiate level. Here’s a quick summary of how the former Falcons fared this season.
Chase Barthlett, a sophomore offensive lineman at the College of the Siskiyous (Weed, Calif.), received his most extensive playing time this fall when the Eagles defeated Feather River 66-28 Nov. 3.
Freshman Silas Batiste helped Landmark College (Putney, Vermont) post a 4-4-1 record in soccer this season. He scored two goals in the Sharks’ 6-1 win over Bennington Sept. 22.
Sophomore Andy Zisette played in 15 games, starting three, for the Evergreen State College soccer team (8-5-4), recording one goal and one assist.
The goal came in a 3-2 loss to Multnomah Sept. 22, and the assist was registered in a 1-1 tie with Providence Oct. 19.
Sophomore Lucas Leiberman started 13 matches for the Whatcom Community College soccer team (11-1-3, 15-4-4), tallying one goal and five assists for the North Region champions.
He scored in Whatcom’s 3-0 win over Skagit Valley Sept. 26, and he recorded a pair of two-assist matches when the Orca defeated Shoreline 3-0 Sept. 22 and 8-0 Oct. 27.
Whatcom lost to Tacoma 2-0 Nov. 11 in the championship game of the 24-team conference.
Freshman Elizabeth Donnelly, running for Whittier College (Whittier, Calif.), placed 76th in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships Oct. 27 in Chino Hills, Calif.
She ran the 6K course in 27:40.6, good for third among Whittier athletes.
Bayley Gochanour, playing for Pacific Lutheran University, competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Tournament Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in McMinnville, Oregon.
The sophomore lost to Jillian Studer of George Fox University in the first round of singles play 6-1, 7-5.
In doubles, Gochanour and partner Hannah Jefferies fell to a George Fox duo 9-7.
(If you know of any other South Whidbey graduate who is now playing a fall sport — or any sport for that matter — in college, please email Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org)