One current and one former Grays Harbor County area prep athlete recently committed to play at the collegiate level in their respective sports.
Montesano’s Dalan chooses U of Minnesota
Standout Montesano girls basketball player McKynnlie Dalan has committed to play basketball at the University of Minnesota following the 2022-23 school year.
Dalan, a 6-foot-1 senior forward that can attack the basket, as well as hit shots from the perimeter, was named to the 1A Evergreen League First Team last season and was a go-to scorer during the Bulldogs’ run to a fifth-place state trophy.
At one point during the 2021-22 season, Dalan averaged 24 points per game during a four-game stretch deep in the league season.
After her senior season, Dalan will play for the University of Minnesota and its legendary head coach Lindsay Whalen, who will be inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame this year after a decorated WNBA career and two Olympic gold medals.
Morrill to play for Central Washington
Former Aberdeen running back Ethan Morrill has accepted a partial scholarship to play football for Central Washington University this fall.
Morrill, a 2020 Aberdeen graduate, was a First Team All-2A Evergreen running back in 2019 after rushing for over 1,400 yards with 15 touchdowns on the season.
Morrill was named Washington Federal Athlete of the Week after the speedy running back rushed for 318 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Rochester on Oct. 25, 2019.
Morrill attended Eastern Washington University after graduation with the intent of playing as a walk-on, but due to COVID-related shutdowns, the former Bobcats standout decided to play for CWU.