Three Solano basketball athletes sign onto four year universities
Three Solano basketball players signed letters of intent to two different schools at 1 p.m. on May 3 at Solano Community College.
“I’m very proud of these girls,” Matt Borchert said. “I’m excited for them and their futures.”
Presley (Star) Neufeld, will be transferring to the NCAA Division III School, Eastern Nazarene University, in Quincy, Massachusetts and will be playing point guard. Neufeld averaged 7 points per game, 4.5 assists and 2 steals here at Solano Community College.
“It was a great opportunity to come to Solano,” Neufeld said. “Without Borchert, I wouldn’t be where I’m at now and heading to Eastern Nazarene University.”
Both Shannon Rankin and Tara Cooley will be transferring to San Francisco State.
Rankin was All Conference, Academic All Conference and won the Falcon award carrying 13.3 points per game, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
“My two years at Solano developed me into the player I am today,” Tara Cooley said. “My coaches and teammates taught me how to be a determined and hard working player that I will now carry on over to San Francisco State which is the perfect school and program for an athlete with a lot of heart and motivation like myself.”
Cooley was an All Conference as a freshman and carried 8.9 points per game, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
“One of the best decisions I ever made was choosing to come to Solano.” Shannon Rankin said. “Without coach Borchert and my teammates support, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go on and play at San Francisco State. I can’t thank them enough.”