Five Spartans athletes will continue to play their sports at the collegiate level, including three volleyball players who signed letters of intent Jan. 30.
Devon Martinka signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Texas Arlington Mavericks beginning in fall.
Martinka capped her record-setting Spartan career by racking up 344 kills, helping power Stanwood to its third 3A state tournament appearance in four years. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter compiled a school-record 993 career kills.
"Devon brings a vast skill set to UTA, as a 6-rotation outside hitter," Texas head coach J.T. Wenger said. "She reads the game very well, sees the block and terminates with sharp angles. We are excited for her to join our impressive 2019 class."
The Division-I Mavs are coming off a 16-12 season, where they fell in the Sun Belt Conference Championship quarterfinals.
Jordyn Foxen signed a letter of intent to play for Whitworth University in Spokane.
The 6-foot-1 middle blocker had 84 kills and 32 blocks as a senior.
She’ll join a Pirates team that finished second in the Division III Northwest Conference with a 19-8 overall record.
Paityn Palmer signed to play at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon — a team that features former Spartan Taylor Lamb.
Palmer, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter, tallied 76 kills, 143 digs and a school-record 54 aces as a senior.
She joins a Cardinals squad that went 17-13 in the Northwest Athletic Conference.
Signing Celebration for these INCREDIBLE ladies!! So proud of you all! Whitworth, U of Texas- Arlington & Skagit are lucky to have you💙💛🖤❤️ pic.twitter.com/267RaF2lHg— Stanwood Volleyball (@StanwoodVb17) January 31, 2019
Stanwood wrestler Hannah Petersen signed a letter of intent Jan. 18 to join the currently undefeated University of Jamestown Jimmies in North Dakota.
The senior, who plans to study veterinary sciences in college, compiled a 28-3 record so far this season for the Spartans.
Spartan softball player Anna Foster will sign a letter of intent to join the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes team in the fall.
Foster, who will be a four-year starter for the Spartans when the season starts in a few weeks, plays catcher.
The Lutes play in the Division III Northwest Conference, and finished last season with a 15-23 overall record.