Alleman's Nelson headed to JUCO


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 5:46 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Alleman standout Avery Nelson has signed a National Letter of Intent with Muscatine Junior College to accept a softball scholarship and play for the Cardinals starting this fall.

The daughter of Pioneers assistant coach John Nelson earned All-Western Big 6 Conference honors last season as a pitcher and hitter.

The first-team All-Metro performer for The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus posted a 14-4 pitching record, leading the league in wins (six) and innings pitched (48) in Big 6 action. Nelson also hit .333 and led the regional finalists with 13 doubles.

The senior has helped the ASA's Heartland Havoc '95 to a pair of USSSA state titles in the summertime.

Muscatine, a Division I junior-college program, has helped promote several players to major colleges in Coach Scott Beatty's 15 seasons.


Where they're going

-- Athletes from area schools and conferences signing with colleges this school term:

Football:
Tyler Brooks, Muscatine (Iowa Western JUCO)
Zack Clements, Muscatine (Iowa Western JUCO)
Savion Coleman, Bettendorf (Iowa Central JUCO)
Jon Crowe, Muscatine (D-3 Central of Iowa)
Devin Daily, Pleasant Valley (Northern Iowa)
Nick Heimendinger, Bettendorf (Iowa Western JUCO)
Malique Hudson, Bettendorf (Iowa Central JUCO)
Jacob Judd, Clinton (Western Illinois)
Drake Kulick, Muscatine (Drake (preferred walk-on))
Tyler Lloyd, Muscatine (Iowa Western JUCO)
Jonathan Mixon, Galesburg (Army)
Jared Requet (NAIA William Penn)
Nick Schebler, Assumption (Army)
Randy Schmidt, North Scott (D-2 Northwest Missouri State)
Jake Shoultz, Muscatine (Iowa Western JUCO)
Max Weber, Muscatine (Iowa Western JUCO)
Derrick Willies, Rock Island (Iowa)

Track/cross country:
Caleb Drake, Pleasant Valley (NAIA Olivet Nazarene)
Megan Nickles, Bettendorf (Missouri State)
Anna Peer, Bettendorf (Nebraska)
Stephanie Saey, Galesburg (DePaul)
$-Mahnee Watts, Bettendorf (Iowa)

Soccer:
x-Laura Burrill, United Township (Illinois State)
x-Todd Flamer, United Township (Scott JUCO)
x-Bri Hughes, Moline (Western Illinois)
x-Drew Merideth, United Township (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville)
Danielle Moore, Assumption (Iowa State)
Katie Moore, Bettendorf (Arkansas)
Brandon Sanchez, Moline (D-3 Carthage)
x-Cruz Sandoval, United Township (Scott JUCO)
x-Mitchell Schneider, United Township (Scott JUCO)
Carolyn Silverman, Bettendorf (D-3 Grinnell)
Kelsi Smith, Moline (D-3 Monmouth)
x-Caitlynne Terronez, United Township (Dubuque)

Baseball:
@-Emilio Alonso, Moline/Southeastern JUCO (Black Hawk JUCO)
@-Brinn Bell, Rock Island (Illinois St.)
Matt Brill, Moline (Appalachian St.)
Derek Burkamper, Muscatine (Nebraska)
Dan Cutkomp, Alleman (John A. Logan JUCO)
Dallas DeVrieze, Moline (Appalachian St.)
Brandon Engler, North Scott (Black Hawk JUCO)
Jake Friichenicht, Sherrard (Black Hawk JUCO)
@-Seth Fuller, Moline/Western Illinois (Black Hawk JUCO/# Northern Illinois)
Connor Gunneman, United Township (Parkland JUCO)
Justin Hill, Bettendorf (Southeastern JUCO)
Brian King, Sherrard (Black Hawk JUCO)
Cal Moyer, Moline (NAIA Bryan)
Terry Ogden, North Scott (Black Hawk JUCO)
@-Dan Robinson, Sterling/Murray State (Black Hawk JUCO)
x-Jake Scudder, Rock Island (Iowa Western JUCO)
Cody Sedlock, Alleman (Illinois)
Justin Shaffer, Durant (Black Hawk JUCO)
*-Jake Sharp, Alleman (Iowa)
Matt Ulrich, Bettendorf (Three Rivers JUCO)
Jake Viaene, Moline (Black Hawk JUCO)
Cam Wernentin, Bettendorf (Carl Sandburg JUCO)
Drew Wescom, Assumption (Black Hawk JUCO)

Softball:
Megan Butler, Muscatine (D-2 Upper Iowa)
Jordan de los Reyes, Moline (Illinois St.)
Kaitlyn Finneran, Morrison (Drake)
Holly Hoelting, Pleasant Valley (Western Illinois)
Sarah Kennedy, Bettendorf (D-2 Augustana (South Dakota))
Chloe Miller, Pleasant Valley (Wisconsin)
Sadie Mosher, Riverdale (Lincoln Land JUCO)
Avery Nelson, Alleman (Muscatine JUCO)
Hope Scheffert, Dav. North (Iowa St.)
#-Riley Strandgard, Sherrard (Illinois St.)
@-Kayla Tatge, Sherrard/Kirkwood (NAIA St. Ambrose)
^-Lecy Waldbusser, Moline (D-3 Monmouth)

Basketball:
Billy Daniel, Assumption (D-2 Truman State)
#-Ethan Happ, Rockridge (Wisconsin)
Leti Lerma, Muscatine (Bradley)
Kaycee Kallenberger, Pleasant Valley (Eastern Illinois)
Jamie VanWatermeulen, United Township (D-3 Augustana)
Jennifer VanWatermeulen, United Township (D-3 Augustana)

Wrestling:
Bubba Hernandez, Bettendorf (Iowa State)
B.J. McGhee, Rock Island (Missouri)
Kyle Springer, Assumption (Indiana)

Volleyball:
Erin Mead, North Scott (NAIA St. Ambrose)
Megan Paustian, Pleasant Valley (Kirkwood JUCO)
Elizabeth Schindler, Princeville (Illinois Central JUCO)
Josie Weber, Princeville (Black Hawk East JUCO)

Swimming:
Haden Calegan, Muscatine (Pittsburgh)
Travis Greenwald, Muscatine (Denver)
Keanu Interone, Sterling (Utah)
Gabby Stecker, Pleasant Valley (Illinois)

Golf:
Anna Cullinan, Pleasant Valley (Western Illinois)
Laurel Enstrom, Rock Island (D-2 St. Cloud St., Minn.)
Adam Hutton, Muscatine (NAIA St. Ambrose)
*-Spencer Jones, Davenport North/Black Hawk (NAIA St. Ambrose)
Emily Thomas, Moline (Rend Lake JUCO)

Rowing:
Jennifer Rahn, Sterling (Iowa)

$-Track only; ^-Also playing golf; *-Junior college transfer from Black Hawk; @-Transfer from another college; x-Note: 2012-13 verbal commitments; #-Note: 2013-14 verbal commitments.














 



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