A couple of local athletes have committed to colleges to attend next year, where they'll continue their athletic careers.
St. Mary's High senior Alexi Provost-Shean will play volleyball and compete in track and field for Lewis and Clark College, an NCAA Division III school in Portland.
Former Eagle Point volleyball player Kristin Wyatt, who has played the past two seasons at Butte College in Oroville, Calif., is headed to the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The 5-foot-10 Provost-Shean captured state championships in the high jump as a freshman and a sophomore and was third last season. She has a career-best jump of 5 feet, 5 inches.
Her season best of 5-2 this year ties her for the No. 2 mark among Class 3A jumpers. She also competes in the long jump and triple jump.
In volleyball, the middle blocker was a two-time all-Southern Cascade Hybrid first-team selection and was second-team all-state as a junior. She received honorable mention all-state this past season, when she averaged nine kills per match and proved to be among the Crusaders' most versatile players.
Provost-Shean helped St. Mary's to the Class 3A state championship match in 2010, where it lost to Santiam Christian, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15.
"She's an amazing young woman and it was my pleasure to coach her," said Crusaders coach Colleen Christensen. "She's incredibly motivated and a great team leader. I think they're going to be very happy to have her."
Lewis and Clark is a member of the Northwest Conference, in which it placed fourth last season with a 9-7 record. The Pioneers were 13-13 overall.
Wyatt, a 5-foot-10 middle hitter, was one of three players to sign recently with coach Laura Taube and the NCAA Division II Chargers, who are in the Gulf South Conference.
At Butte, Wyatt received honorable mention in the Golden Valley Conference as the Roadrunners compiled a 6-4 league mark and were 15-13 overall.
As a senior at Eagle Point, she was a first-team all-Southern Sky Conference choice and was selected team MVP.
As a junior, she made the conference second team.
While at Butte, Wyatt was on the dean's list each semester and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
She also was the 2010 Pear Blossom Festival queen.
MANN HONOROED — Former North Medford player Abby Mann, now playing for George Fox University in Newberg, has been selected to the all-Northwest Conference second team.
Mann, a junior, placed seventh in the conference, helping the Bruins to second place.
She has an 81.7 scoring average, with seven top-10 finishes in 11 events. Her best placing was third in the Willamette Invitational.