COLLEGE SPORTS: Port Angeles’ Johnson signs with South Puget Sound; roundup of area college commitments

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PORT ANGELES — Recent Port Angeles High School graduate Krista Johnson signed a letter of intent to play for the South Puget Sound Community College women’s basketball team next season.

Johnson averaged 12.8 points per game, 3.7 assists and 3.6 steals for the Roughriders as senior this past year.

She was named to the All-Peninsula Girls Basketball team and the Olympic League First Team.

Johnson is the second Port Angeles player to sign with the Clippers, joining Lenora Hofer, who signed earlier last month.

South Puget Sound (Olympia) competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s (formerly NWAACC) West Region. In 2013-14, the Clippers were seventh out of nine teams in the region with a 5-11 record (7-19 overall).

Here are the other North Olympic Peninsula athletes who have committed to play sports at the college level in the coming school year:

Port Angeles

■ Larsson Chapman — Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, Idaho), baseball.

■ Cara Cristion — Northwest University (Kirkland), softball.

■ Dana Fox — Bellevue College (Bellevue), golf.

■ Haley Gray — University of Puget Sound (Tacoma), softball.

■ Maddy Hinrichs — Whatcom Community College (Bellingham), basketball.

■ Lenora Hofer — South Puget Sound Community College (Olympia), basketball.

■ Krista Johnson — South Puget Sound Community College (Olympia), basketball.

■ Tori Kuch — Olympic College (Bremerton), softball.

■ Brittany McBride — Walla Walla Community College (Walla Walla), soccer.

■ Jolene Millsap — Olympic College (Bremerton), track and field and cross country.

■ Jordan Shepherd — Olympic College (Bremerton), baseball.

■ Elizabeth Stevenson — William Jewell College (Liberty, Mo.), cross country and track.

■ Holli Williams — Olympic College (Bremerton), volleyball.


■ Alexas Besand — Skagit Valley College (Mount Vernon), basketball and softball.

■ Dylan Chatters — Westminster College (Salt Lake City), track and field.

■ Hannah Hudson — Olympic College (Bremerton), volleyball and track and field.

■ Nick Johnston — Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood), baseball.

Port Townsend

■ Daniel Charlton — Whitman College (Walla Walla), soccer.

■ Gabbi Hossack — Whatcom Community College (Bellingham), basketball.

■ Jewel Johnson — Olympic College (Bremerton), basketball and track and field.

■ Jacob King — Pacific Lutheran (Tacoma), football.

■ Jayde Richardson — Olympic College (Bremerton), basketball.

■ Cody Russell — College of the Redwoods (Eureka, Calif.), basketball and baseball.

Neah Bay

■ Josiah Greene — MidAmerica Nazarene (Olathe, Kan.), football.

■ Cierra Moss — Peninsula College (Port Angeles), basketball.

■ Cherish Moss — Peninsula College (Port Angeles), basketball.

■ Merissa Murner — Everett Community College (Everett), basketball.


■ Michael Dean — Grays Harbor College (Aberdeen), baseball.

■ Jillian Raben — Shoreline Community College (Shoreline), softball.


■ Kiani Clissold — Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood), volleyball.


The names of area athletes moving on to play college sports were provided throughout the year by athletic directors, coaches, parents or the NWAC’s website, If we missed an athlete, email

Last modified: July 13. 2014 6:37PM
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