Athletes sign letters of intent

It’s official.

Oak Harbor High School seniors Heidi McNeill and Missy McIntyre signed letters of intent together Wednesday morning to compete in their respective sports at the collegiate level.

Nearly a year after verbally committing to the University of Washington, McNeill was glad to finally make it official.

“I was kind of shaking, my signature was kind of messed up, but I’m glad to get it out of the way,” she said. “Now I can focus on my senior year and stuff like that, I don’t really have to worry about what school I’m going to go to next year.”

McNeill, 6-foot-3 post, filled the only scholarship available to the UW women’s team in 2005.

McIntyre, an All-American swimmer, also signed her intent to go to the University of Southern California.

“It’s done,” she said. “It’s nice because now I get to watch all my friends be like ‘oh I don’t know where I want to go yet,’” McIntyre said.

Wednesday’s signing took place in OHHS principal Dwight Lundstrom’s office. It was no doubt the first time two athletes from Oak Harbor have been so highly touted by top universities.

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