Hoemann commits to Florida Rollins

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 8, 2014 

Sehome High School's Andrew Hoemann, who plays for the Sehome-Bellingham combined lacrosse team, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at NCAA Division II Florida Rollins College.

"I'm excited to play for Rollins," Hoemann said in a press release from U.S. Lacrosse's Washington State Chapter. "I get to relive that experience about what high-level lacrosse is like. It's another step in my journey."

Hoemann is a two-time all-conference goaltender and is expected to man the goal again this spring. Florida Rollins is entering its sixth year of competition and went 2-14 last season.

Hoemann began his career with the Bellingham Warriors Lacrosse club in fifth grade and played both tennis and basketball at Sehome his freshman year before making lacrosse his sole focus.

"I wanted to go to a newer program, so I could have an impact," Hoemann said of joining the Florida school.

Hoemann achieved strong numbers in goal last spring. He compiled an impressive 7.0 goals against average and stopped 57 percent of the shots he faced. He helped his club earn an 11-0-0 regular-season record while guiding the team to the Washington Lacrosse state tournament quarterfinals.

Hoemann has a 3.4 GPA and is looking to major in business.

BELLINGHAM'S TORRES EARNS WEEKLY HONOR

Bellingham junior wrestler Sergio Torres ended his regular season on a strong note by pinning his way through the 126-pound weight class during the Aberdeen Last Chance Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Torres earned a Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honor for his performance. He was the only wrestler to win the weekly award.

Torres reached last year's Mat Classic but did not medal. He is ranked No. 10 in the 126-pound weight class by washingtonwrestlingreport.com.

MOUNT BAKER FINISHING SEASON WITHOUT TOP SCORER

Despite seven injuries on the varsity and junior varsity squads, the Mount Baker girls' basketball team came up just 7 seconds short of a win over Anacortes on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Mount Baker.

Anacortes' Tania Daou hit a shot with 7 seconds left in the game to hold off the Mountaineers, 38-37.

Mount Baker was without scoring leader Emily Yost, who was averaging 21.1 points before an injury cut her season short. Due to the volume of injuries, Mount Baker has combined its varsity and junior varsity squads for the remainder of the year.

In Yost's absence, the Mountaineers received a team-high 10 points from Korrina Camacho. Emily Brandland, Mount Baker's active leading scorer, scored nine and will look to raise her season average of 13.1 points per game as the offense transforms without Yost.

SEHOME'S RAPP TO PLAY ON ESPN3

Sehome football defensive back Taylor Rapp will get the chance to play on a national stage when he and his U.S. Under-17 National team teammates face Team Canada during the 2014 International Bowl.

Six different U.S. teams are slated to play Canadian teams Friday-Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at the University of Texas Arlington's Maverick Stadium.

Rapp is a member of the Red U.S. U-17 National team and will play Team Canada at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

International Bowl alumni include Florida State's Jameis Winston, Stanford's Kevin Hogan, Georgia's Todd Gurley and Baylor's Bryce Petty.

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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