Amber Writer

Amber Writer wrapped up her college softball career with NAIA All-American honors at Mount Marty College.

Anacortes graduate Amber Writer had an outstanding senior softball season at Mount Marty College.

Writer, a catcher for the Lancers, was named an NAIA second-team All-American, a first in the history of the program that plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

She was also named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team and was Mount Marty’s Women’s Athlete of the Year.

Writer rewrote the record books for the Yankton, South Dakota, college.

She started all 45 games for Mount Marty, finishing with a GPAC-leading and single-season school record 75 RBI and 14 home runs. Writer was instrumental in the Lancers winning a school-record 21 games.

Writer batted .393 to lead the team in average while setting single-season records for hits (58), home runs (12) and RBI (70).

Stultz playing for top-ranked soccer team

Maxwell Stultz of Anacortes plays defender for the No. 1- ranked Shattuck-St. Mary’s U-17 soccer team.

He played his freshman season at Anacortes before moving on this year to play for the Faribault, Minnesota, school and its United States Soccer Development Academy program.

The Sabres, who are 23-2, opened play this week in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy 2019 Summer Showcase and Playoffs in Oceanside, California.

Hanson runs for BYU

Former Anacortes star Heather Hanson competed this spring for the Brigham Young University track and field team.

Hanson, a college freshman, ran in seven events.

Her season included a third-place finish in the 800 (2 minutes, 18.64 seconds) at the Air Force Indoor Challenge in January and a sixth-place finish in the mile (5:06.97) in the BYU Robison Invitational in April.

She was a two-time Skagit Valley Herald Girls’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Swenson excels in the classroom

Issac Swenson of Sedro-Woolley is getting it done on the soccer field and in the classroom at California State University San Marcos, near San Diego.

The senior recently received the Cougars Academic Achievement Award for his efforts with the books.

Swenson has played three years at Cal State San Marcos after transferring from Skagit Valley College.

— Reporter Vince Richardson: 360-416-2181,, Twitter: @Sports_SVH,

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