Great Oak’s Mikayla Brillon has committed to Western Kentucky, a women’s soccer Division I program which plays in the Ohio Valley Conference. The commitment was confirmed by Great Oak girls soccer coach Alicia Brennan Wednesday.
The defender and team captain has been a vital part of a Wolfpack team that is currently in first place of the Southwestern League standings at 5-0-1. Great Oak is 12-2-1 overall and is ranked No. 9 in the most recent CIF Southern Section Division II poll.
Brillon, who plans to study sports management, was a second-team all-Southwestern League selection as a junior in 2011-12.
· Heritage catcher Brittany Rahls has signed a letter of intent to play softball at York College (Neb.), a NAIA school. According to Heritage athletic director David Drake, Rahls is the fourth Heritage softball player to commit to a college program. Third baseman and fellow senior Briana Contreras committed to North Carolina Central earlier in the week. Juniors Lexi Blevins (Tulsa) and Nichole Chilson (Ball State) have previously made verbal commitments.
· Murrieta Valley assistant coach Sean Parks announced that junior shortstop Stephanie Moreno has verbally committed Valparaiso (Ind.), while sophomore pitcher/first baseman Olivia Sanchez has given her word to Brigham Young University. Moreno and Sanchez join junior Lacey Alderman (Long Beach State) as three Nighthawks underclasswomen that have verbally committed to Division I college softball programs.