Titans basketball adds All-Stars for the upcoming season
Division I player transfers to LCC
Issue date: 10/14/10 Section: Sports
Ashley Smith, a Willamette High School graduate, was named Oregon School Activities Association 5A Co-Player of the Year in the 2008-09 season when she helped lead her team to a 27-0 record. After leading Willamette to two state championships, Smith joined the Idaho State Bengals as a forward.
Sheley believes Smith will play a key role on his team.
"She is going to be a heck of a player," he said. "She is going to fit in nicely with our returners."
Reed Levings, a freshman from Cottage Grove High School is another highlight among the new players.
Levings, who also plays soccer at LCC, led the Cottage Grove Lions to their first state championship during her senior season. She also made the 2010 McDonald's All-America team. Other honors she earned include 2010 Sky-Em League MVP and four-time first-team Sky-Em league. Levings was also named OSAA 4A first-team in 2010.
"She has a reputation as one of the best players around, so it was nice to keep her around," said Sheley.
Brooke Davison, a North Bend graduate who was 2010 Far West Player of the Year and made the OSAA 4A first-team in 2010, will also join the Titans' nationally-renowned basketball squad.
"Brooke gives us something that we haven't had in the last couple years, and that is some real speed and quickness on the perimeter," said Sheley. "I think she is going to be a very big contributor for us."
Jordan Brunetti will also play for LCC this season. She was named 2010 Prep Athlete of the Year by the Register-Guard.
Brunetti, who attended CGHS with Levings, was a three-sport star for the Lions. She participated in basketball, volleyball and threw javelin for the track and field team. Brunetti also plans to join the Titans' track and field team.
"While she's mostly known for her track and field, she isn't a bad basketball player either," Sheley said.
Another local player joining the team is Victoria Nnoli from Churchill High School.
"She has been a pleasant surprise," said Sheley.
Also joining the team is Nikole Bartholomew, from Archibishop Thomas J. Murphy in Everett, Wash.
"She can shoot it very well and is a great competitor," said Sheley. "I'm very, very excited for our potential and what we can do this year. It's going to be fun."