Vancouver a big draw for Landon's inaugural recruiting class at SPSCC

July 17, 2013 

SPSCC men's basketball coach Aaron Landon


Coach Aaron Landon’s inaugural recruiting class for South Puget Sound Community College's men’s basketball continues to grow, and from a familiar region: Southwest Washington.

To date, Landon has signed three players for the 2013-’14 season, recently signing Skyview High School guards Austin Bonds and Keegan Liebelt. The pair join Union High graduate Chris Williams, who was Landon’s first signee last month.

More signees are expected. 


Eight athletes signed letters of intent to compete for Saint Martin’s University for the 2013-’14 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons, including a pair of state champion throwers. Shotputter Mitch Wilkens from Willamette High School in Eugene, Ore., was the Class 5A Oregon state champion (51 feet, 11.5 inches), and Taholah’s Joseph Winn won the Class 1B state title in the discus (141-10).


New Saint Martin’s volleyball coach Kara Peterson, who spent 16 years as the head coach at Black Hills High School, added Kelly Kavanaugh as her assistant coach. Kavanaugh spent the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Alaska Anchorage. He previous was a high school coach and club volleyball director. … Black Hills graduate Cody Peterson, an incoming senior at the United States Naval Academy,  was named captain of Navy’s football team for the upcoming 2013 season. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker started the final eight games of 2012, finishing with 67 tackles. He helped the Midshipmen to their second goal game in three years, the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, last December. … Portland Community College hired Olympia native Jeff Pasquariello as its new women’s basketball coach. Pasquariello was an all-league player at Olympia High School, graduating in 2006, and also played at Evergreen.

-- Meg Wochnick, staff writer

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