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McNeese Briefs

Last Modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:24 PM

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Fundraiser for soccer, volleyball

The McNeese State soccer and volleyball teams have teamed to host the inaugural Boots & Bowling fundraiser, set for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Petro Bowl.

The fundraiser will include a silent auction and door prizes.

Entry fee for a foursome is $200, which includes three games and shoes.

For more informatio, contact Scooter Savoie ( or Ashleigh Fitzgerald (

Track team adds 17 athletes

The McNeese State track and field team 17 athletes for the upcoming school year, joining 13 others when classes begin next month.

The signing class includes 11 females and six males. Seven of those are distance runners, two middle-distance, two multi-events, three throws, two pole vaulters and a sprinter.

Distance runner signees include transfers Gemma Bridge (University of Brimingham in the United Kingdom), Rhian Dawes (University of Glasgow in Scotland) and Amity Delaney (University of Sydney in Australia). Also signing are freshman distance runners Katja Woelfl (Ellhoffen, Germany), Bradley Traviss (Yorkshire, UK), Nathan Jones (Denbighshire, UK), and Finlay Murray (Ross-Shire, Scotland).

Middle-distance signees include Onaye Parker and Aaliyah Lane, both out of Fort Bend High Tower High School in Missouri City, Texas.

Vaulters include Taylor Thompson from Lakeshore High School in Mandeville and Zach Dibbern out of Bay City (Texas) High School. Dibbern will also run the hurdles.

Throwers who signed include Erin Walker out of Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Tyler Tijerina of Morton Ranch High School in Houston, and Asa Bertrand, who will throw the javelin, out of Pineville High School.

Sprinter Victoria Martin of Cypress Falls High School in Houston along with multi-event athletes Kristian Ojonta and Breyauna Jackson, both of Nimitz High School out of Houston, rounds out the signing class.

Other female athletes joining the squad include Madeline Mack (middle-distance, St. Louis Catholic HS), Emily Mouton (distance, Carencro HS), Haley Hudson (javelin, Grand Lake HS), and Katie Thornton (pole vault, Bridge City HS).

Other male athletes joining the team include Gabriel Alexander (jumps, Southern U.-Shreveport), Tyler Smith (sprints, North DeSoto HS), Morgan Smith (sprints, North DeSoto HS), Josh Bonton (sprints, Marksville HS), Mike “Tyler” Jones (multi-events, Atascosita, Texas, HS), Jacob Pruitt (multi-events/jumps, DeQuincy HS), Bryson Skinner (middle distance, DeQuincy HS), Jaylen Goodley (middle distance, Barbe HS), and Nick Passaglia (throws, Mission Viejo, Calif., HS).

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