816 notebook: Decision day arrives for Tigers’ two-sport star

04/08/2014 12:07 PM

04/08/2014 12:08 PM

Lee’s Summit High School junior Drew Lock is ready to make his college decision.

Well, decisions. Plural.

Lock is to announce his college commitment during a ceremony on Wednesday. Also, he will reveal which sport he plans to play at the next level.

In football, Lock is rated as a four-star quarterback. At 6 feet, 3 inches and 195 pounds, he is ranked as the fifth-best pro-style quarterback in the nation, according to Rivals.com.

He is also an all-state basketball player, who has received offers from Missouri and Oklahoma, among others.

His heaviest recruitment, though, has come in football. Lock has been offered to play football by more than a dozen Division I programs, including Missouri, Ohio State, Tennessee, Michigan State and Louisville. Texas threw itself into the mix late Monday with an official offer.

As a junior last season, Lock passed for 3,062 yards and 35 touchdowns, completing 60.1 percent of his passes. The Tigers finished with a 10-2 record with both losses against Blue Springs, the eventual Missouri Class 6 state champion.

Lock’s father, Andy Lock, was an offensive lineman at Missouri.

“It’s a big decision — it’s not a problem a lot of people get to have — and I don’t take it for granted,” Lock told The Star during the football season.

Grain Valley soccer

Two back-to-back losses provided the Grain Valley girls soccer team with a sour ending to the first week of the spring season.

The second week went a little better.

The Eagles were crowned champions of the Summit Christian Academy Cup on Friday with a 7-1 victory against the host school in the championship match. It was the program's first ever tournament championship.

Grain Valley forward Hannah Eades recorded a hat trick in the championship match. Samantha Berg and Nathalia Barr scored two goals each in the game.

The Eagles, 4-2, scored 24 goals in the four-match tournament.

Hawklets lacrosse

The Rockhurst Hawklets own the top spot in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City coaches poll this week.

The Hawklets opened the season 5-0 but lost all three matches in a weekend tournament at the University of Notre Dame. They were defeated by a total of nine goals in the three matches.

Senior Jack Hilliard and Joe Faerber have scored 32 of the team's 75 goals this season entering Tuesday's match against Lee's Summit West. Hilliard had 17 goals,and Faerber had scored 15.

Sophomore Wheaton Jackoboice was leading the team with 10 assists, and Connor Prochnow had a team-best 34 ground balls.

Pembroke Hill is ranked second in the latest coaches poll, with Olathe East, Blue Valley North and Shawnee Mission East rounding out the top-five teams.

All-star hoops

The top girls and boys basketball players from both sides of the state will square off in the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association (GKCBCA) All-Star Challenge on Friday.

The girls and boys games, which pit Missouri players against Kansas players, will be played at Shawnee Mission South. The girls game is scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys game to follow.

Lee's Summit West forward Monte Harrison, Summit Christian Academy point guard Taurin Hughes, Central guard Ramar Brown and Grandview point guard Tyrone Taylor will be part of the Missouri boys squad.

Fort Osage guard Raven Bunn, Blue Springs South sharpshooter Remy Davenport, Lincoln Prep forward Annie Dewberry, Truman guard Abby Hix, Lee's Summit North post player Imani Johnson, Truman center Becca Jonas and Notre Dame de Sion forward Kristen Murhphy will play for the Missouri side in the girls game.

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