Camas, WA — The Camas High School Athletics Department honored 16 student-athletes Friday morning who signed letters of intent for the colleges and universities they will be attending, and competing for, this Fall.
Here are the student-athletes:
GRACE COMBS is heading up to Seattle to continue her education and athletic career at Seattle Pacific University where she is getting a full ride between athletic and academic scholarships. She was part of three league champion track and field teams in her time at CHS and she was a recognized all-league player. On campus, Grace was a pride inside winner and active with National Honors Society. She will be going into Nursing at Seattle Pacific.
Parents Chris and Krista, Sisters Faith, Hope, and Joy. Memorable moment running in her first district meet and just the way the team felt like a family.
JOSHUA DABASINSKAS is heading north to Bellevue College to continue his basketball career. Josh was part of the first boys’ basketball team to make it to the Dome that placed sixth this year. He was a two- time GSHL champion with the program. As a team captain he broke program records as the all-time leader in charges taken in a game, season, and career. At CHS, he took six AP classes and was a three-time state qualifier for DECA. He will be working toward a business degree at Bellevue.
Parents Debi and Stephen, brother Jonathan – Memorable moment was the San Diego holiday tournament.
MADISON HUBBARD is heading out to the Mid-West to attend Minnesota State University Mankato. Maddie was part of three district champion teams at CHS. She is the 100-meter school record holder, and place 3rd in the 100-meter race. Maddie excelled in the classroom as a Pride Inside Recipient who also has held a 3.97 GPA. She will be pursuing a degree in Aviation.
Parents Deja and Nik – Memorable moment was the Bed Bugs at the Oregon Relays.
ELI HUNTINGTON will be continuing his golf career while also serving our nation as he heads to the Air Force Academy. Eli was our league MVP twice, finished first at districts twice, and had two top five finishes at the state tournament. He led our team to a sixth-place finish in 2023 and fifth place finish in 2022. He will be studying Aeronautical Engineering at the Air Force Academy.
Parents Brad and Lee, Brother Owen – Memorable moment was playing two years with his brother on the team.
THEO MCMILLAN is continuing his journey as a student-athlete at Seattle Pacific University. Theo was part of the record breaking 2023 basketball team that was the first boys’ team to make it to the Tacoma Dome where they took home a sixth-place finish. Theo ended his career with 49 wins and eleven other team records including the assist record for a game, season, and career. Theo also played soccer this year and was the GSHL defensive player of the year. He will be pursuing a degree in education and coaching science.
Parents Sean and Jennifer, sister Lola and brother Eli – Memorable moment was beating Tahoma at the Tacoma Dome in the state playoffs.
AMELIA MERRITT is heading down to Monmouth to run at Western Oregon University. Amelia lettered four straight years in track and cross country. She helped the track team tack home three district championships and get a 5th place finish in state in 2022. She showed her leadership through her senior project, she created and led her on offseason training group to get the team ready for the season. She will be going in to Dental Hygiene.
Parents Zoe and Scott – Memorable moment was throwing up at district twice and still finishing her race.
NORA MELCHER is heading up to Lacey to attend St. Martin’s University and play soccer. Nora is a three-time league champion, two time bi-district champion, and won a state championship in 2021. She was a two-time second team all-league player, and was honored as a first team player this season. She will be pursuing a nursing degree at St Martin’s.
Parents Jessica and Ben, brother Nick, sisters Ivy and Anna – Memorable moment was the San Diego holiday tournament.
MARCO ORLANDO is heading down to McMinnville to attend Linfield University where he will play soccer. Marco was part of the 2023 League Champion soccer team at CHS, and was part of a state quarter finalist team as well. He is looking forward to Linfield as it is close to home, gives him an opportunity to continue playing, and thinks it is a great fit academically. He is undecided for what degree he will pursue.
Parents Meredith and Joe – Memorable moment was riding buses to away games with the team.
HAYDEN REICH is crossing the country to head to Florida and compete at the University of Tampa. Hayden has made a huge impact in our running programs during his time at CHS. He has been part of eight team league championships between Track and Cross Country, while competing with the team at the state level in 2021 and 2022 for cross country and 2022 and 2023 for track. As a two time all region first team runner and two-time league runner of the year, Hayden led the way the last two years. He will be going into business finance at the University of Tampa.
Parents Erica and Henry – Memorable moment was running in the state cross country meet two times.
OLAJUWON SOBOMEHIN is heading across the river to continue his wrestling career at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Juwon was part of the 2023 district champion CHS wrestling team. He placed at the district and regional tournaments this year, and got to wrestle at state in the Tacoma Dome. He has been a leader in our student body while being honored as a student of excellence by our social studies department. He will be pursuing a business degree at Pacific.
Mom Rachel, Dad Niyo, and Stepdad Jon – Memorable moment was placing in regionals, going to state, and being named a team captain.
JACOB SWENSON will be heading south to play baseball and attend Linfield University. Jake was part of two league championship baseball teams here at CHS while making it to the state sweet sixteen twice. Jake’s performance on the mound, at shortstop, and at the plate earned him first team all-league recognition this year. He lettered three years while also maintaining a 3.9GPA in the classroom. He will be going into Sports Management at Linfield University.
Parents Diane and Gregg, sister Megan – Memorable moment was getting to play in the state tournament up north.
ASHLEE TUPPER is heading to Viterbo University to continue pursuing her soccer career. She was part of two league championships, one bi-district championship and a state championship soccer team here at CHS over the two years she competed. She also competed with the Timbers FC Academy while maintaining a 3.86 GPA. She will be going in to Nutrition and Dietetics as she starts her college years. Parents Joe and Julee, brother Luke and sister Jasmyn.
J.P. WARNELL is staying close to home and will be playing soccer for Clark College next year. JP was part of a league champion team in 2023 and also part of the team that made it to the state quarterfinals in 2022. As a team captain, he was the offensive player of the year this season while being first team all- league. This followed up a second team all-league selection as a junior. He looks to pursue a degree in business.
Parents Rob and Niki – Memorable moment was the bus robbery in Puyallup his junior year.
MORGAN WETZEL will also be heading up to Lacey and playing soccer at St. Martin’s University. As a three-time varsity letterman, she won three league championships and was part of the 2021 state championship team. She was a second team all-league selection this season. She also was a leader in our building as a Pride Inside winner in 2019. She will be going into Pre-Law at St. Martin’s.
Parents Matt and Kirstin – Memorable moment was winning the state title in 2021.
CHLOE WHITE is heading across the country to attend the University of South Carolina Beaufort where she will play soccer next year. Chloe played one year of soccer at CHS, and made it count as it was the state championship year in 2021. During her high school years, she was able to experience playing overseas in Spain with the Tovo Academy and Villanova FC. She will be pursuing a degree in sociology and criminology.
Parents Sarah and Lloyd, sister Charlotte.
KEELY WIECZOREK will be taking her goal stopping skills to Colorado as she will be attending Colorado Mesa University to continue her soccer career. Three league championships, two bi-district championships, one state championship, three first team all-league selections, two first team all-region selections, and one first team all-state selection, Keely racked up the accolades during her four varsity letter years at CHS. She did all that while maintaining a 3.95GPA and earning herself a Pride Inside award as well. She will be going into Biology at Colorado Mesa.
Parents Ted, Linnea, and sibling Teddy – Memorable moment was winning the title in 2021.