Nov. 21, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Sehome High School senior Rachel Albert, a standout in three sports for the Mariners, has signed a national letter of intent to play women's basketball at Western Washington University, beginning in the fall of 2013.
The 5-foot-9 Albert was a first-team Northwest Conference and Bellingham Herald all-Whatcom County selection as a junior, averaging 11.2 points and 10.0 rebounds on a team that reached the state tournament. She also was a first-team all-league pick as a freshman and sophomore.
"We're excited to be getting a multi-talented athlete from our own community," said WWU coach Carmen Dolfo (22nd year). "We feel that her potential in basketball is outstanding, especially as she focuses on growing in that particular sport.
"And the other thing about Rachel is that she is such a great person."
As a goalkeeper in soccer, Albert was twice a first-team Class 2A all-state pick as a senior and sophomore and received honorable mention as a junior.
Albert posted 14 shutouts as a senior on a 22-1 team that placed second at state. She played on Sehome's state championship squad as a sophomore.
Last spring, Albert hit .565 and had eight home runs as a junior on a team that got to state.
RACHEL ALBERT, Forward, 5-9, 17, 1/11/95, Freshman, Bellingham, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: Standout three-sport athlete at Sehome High School ... Team co-captain as senior ... First-team Northwest Conference and Bellingham Herald all-Whatcom County selection as junior, averaging 11.2 points and 10.0 rebounds on team that reached state tournament ... Team MVP ... First-team all-league as sophomore and team co-MVP as freshman and sophomore ... First-team all-state, all-conference and all-county pick as senior in soccer ... NWC Defensive Player of the Year ... Posted 14 shutouts as goalkeeper on 22-1 team that placed second in state tournament ... Honorable mention all-state and first-team all-league and all-county as junior, allowing just nine goals in helping Mariners to state quarterfinals ... First-team all-state, all-county and all-league as sophomore on team that won state championship ... First-team all-league and all-county choice as shortstop in fastpitch as junior on team that got to state ... Team MVP ... Hit .565 and had eight home runs ... Second-team all-conference as sophomore and team defensive award winner as freshman and sophomore ... Will letter four years in all three sports.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in kinesiology ... Her brother, John is a pitcher in baseball at Hawaii Pacific University.
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