Let’s just say Kamiak (3-0) star linebacker Marcel Seely won’t choose to wakeboard again for a long, long time.
“I’m not the greatest wakeboarder in the world,” he joked.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior tore his ACL while wakeboarding over the summer and, not knowing the severity of the injury, played on his bad knee. He then tore his MCL in an early-season practice. Seely will have surgery within the next month and is done for the year. He should be able to return for his senior season.
“It was a big bummer,” Seely said. “This was the season I really wanted to play and be part of it. But if I can’t play, I’ll help as much as I can. I can play through them [the linebackers filling his void].
And now Seely is referred to as Coach Seely, as he’s been attending coaches’ meetings and helping from the sideline during games.
This is clearly a big blow to a Kamiak squad already decimated with injuries. But for Knights coach Dan Mack, he knows it’s just part of the game and must keep the team moving forward.
“When one kid goes down, other kids have to step up and play,” Mack said.
1. Kristin Scribner, Bonney Lake, swimming. Set a school record in diving with a score of 145.5 in a loss to Graham-Kapowsin.
2. Kelcey Dunaway, Bainbridge, volleyball. In a 3-1 win over Holy Names, she had 14 kills, five blocks, four aces and 14 digs. About as well-rounded as it gets, no?
3. Kelli Stewart, Sr., Kamiak. The senior forward had a hat trick in a 4-3 win over Edmonds-Woodway in stormy conditions — there was a 15-minute delay because of lightning — in Mukilteo. The UW-bound Stewart has 10 goals on the season for the undefeated Knights.