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Three local athletes sign to play for Wolf Pack in college

Lina Strand
Reno High senior{ }Lina Strand will play for the Nevada volleyball team next season. (Reno High volleyball)

Three local high school athletes have recently signed with or committed to play for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

McQueen High's Maddy Shipman (cross country/track & field) and Makayla Webber (softball) participated in signing day ceremonies at the school Tuesday while Reno High's Lina Strand (volleyball) also committed to Nevada.

Webber, a two-way softball player, hit .433 with five steals, seven homers and 24 RBIs in 20 games during the shortened senior season. She posted a 1.428 OPS. Webber also tallied a 3.63 ERA in 61.2 innings in the circle. Her commitment to Nevada was originally announced last November. That class also includes Reed High catcher Alycia Coats.

Shipman is a newcomer to distance running but finished fifth in the Northern 5A Regional cross country meet with a time of 20 minutes, 27 seconds. In track and field, she finished third in the 800 meters, second in the 1,600 meters and was on medal-winning relay teams in the 4x400 and 4x800.

Strand was a member of 4A Northern Region championship teams at Reno High in 2018 and 2019 and led the state with 114 digs in eight matches as a senior. The libero added eight kills and eight aces this year. Strand had 267 digs as a junior, the last complete high school season of her career.


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