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College signings: T-Birds' Loy, Rottinghaus set to sign letters of intent



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Shawnee Heights senior volleyball standouts Emily Loy and Taylor Rottinghaus are scheduled to sign college letters of intent at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Heights cafeteria.

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Rottinghaus will sign with Washburn University while Loy is also headed to the MIAA, signing with Missouri Western.

Loy was an All-Shawnee County first-team pick as a junior and received All-United Kansas Conference second-team honors this past season.

Loy registered 285 kills and 35 total blocks as a senior while also contributing 225 digs, 31 assists and 19 aces on 97.1-percent serve efficiency.

Rottinghaus was named to the All-UKC first team and was named the conference defensive player of the year as a senior.

Rottinghaus recorded 376 digs and 75 assists while registering 22 service aces on 94.5-percent serve efficiency.

Trojans' Shields to sign with Kansas City -- Topeka High senior basketball standout Faith Shields is scheduled to sign a letter of intent with Kansas City University, formerly UMKC, at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the THS student cafeteria.

FaithShieldsTopeka High senior Faith Shields is scheduled to sign a basketball letter of intent with Kansas City on Nov. 16. [Submitted photo]

Shields, a guard, received All-Shawnee County and All-Centennial League honorable mention a year ago.

Also a soccer standout for the Trojans, Shields has helped Topeka High earn three straight Class 6A state tournament berths in basketball.

Silver Lake's Ross signs volleyball letter with Iowa Wesleyan -- Silver Lake senior volleyball standout Leah Cook, a senior outside hitter, has signed a letter of intent with Iowa Wesleyan.

LeahCook3 2Silver Lake senior Leah Cook (second from left) has signed a volleyball letter of intent with Iowa Wesleyan. [Submitted photo]

A second-team All-Mid-East League selection as a senior, Cook registered 200 kills on the season.