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Jordyn Schweyen, left, and Isabella Weida, right, of Missoula Sentinel and Rachel Martens of Missoula Hellgate all go up for the ball at the net on Thursday at Sentinel. Sentinel swept Hellgate in three sets.

TOM BAUER, Missoulian

Another pair of Missoula girls have made plans to play college athletics next year.

Hellgate senior Rachel Martens has signed to play volleyball at NCAA Division III Aurora (Ill.) University while Sentinel senior Brooke Denny inked with Green River (Wash.) Community College.

Martens was a three-year starter at middle blocker for the Knights and made all-conference honorable mention teams her final two years of school while ranking toward the top in several Western AA statistical categories.

Martens was sixth in attack efficiency, fifth in blocks per set and second in aces per set as a junior, then seventh in attack efficiency and fifth in blocks per set as a senior.

Denny split time at pitcher this spring for the Spartans, throwing 41 2-3 innings with 18 strikeouts. The lefty posted a 1-5 record.

Missoulian Staff

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