Lakota West senior student athletes Mel Stewart, Summer Reeves and Shabazz Reeves have recently made verbal commitments to continue their athletic careers in college.
Stewart, who is 5-foot-6 libero, committed to play volleyball for Northern Kentucky University. Last season, as a junior, Stewart led the Greater Miami Conference with 406 digs and was named All-GMC First Team.
“I couldn’t be happier for Mel,” Lakota West head coach Tracey Kornau told Westfirebirds.com. “NKU is a great volleyball school with a tradition of defensive excellence. Within a few years they will be making the jump to Division I and Mel will get to be a part of that. She will be able to play and contribute. This is a good fit for her.”
Fellow seniors-to-be Summer and Shabazz Reeves have both verbally committed to play basketball for Morgan State University, according Lakota West head girls’ basketball coach Andy Fishman.
“The twins connected instantly with what an academic and athletic opportunity at Morgan State would offer and it was awesome that the MSU is giving the girls an opportunity to stay together through college,” Fishman told Westfirebirds.com.
The twins also considered the University of New Hampshire, the University of Richmond and St. Francis University. In addition, Shabazz also considered playing soccer at the University of Cincinnati, while Summer had considered playing basketball at American University.
Summer averaged 9.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season, while Shabazz averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.