Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boise State Sings Lewis Roskilly to Letter of Intent

Lewis Roskilly (from Stevenage, England), the #4 junior player in the U.K., has signed a letter of intent to play tennis for Boise State.  Roskilly is currently ranked #133 in the world among 18 boys single players, and and won two English junior national championships.

“I chose Boise State as I’m family orientated and Boise is sure to become another big family of mine,” said Roskilly.

“We hit a home run today which will resonate for the next four to five years with the signing of Lewis Roskilly from the United Kingdom, said Coach  Greg Patton.  As there was the British invasion of Rock and Roll in the 1960’s, we have had our own 21st century Bronco Tennis version of that which started with the likes of Scott Sears, Andy Bettles and Toby Mitchell.  Now it will continue with the lineage of Lewis Roskilly who is not only a top British player but an elite junior player at the international level.  With Lewis as part of the Bronco family our future will continue to sparkle like a full moon night in the Idaho mountains.”

Welcome to Bronco Nation, Lewis!

Tara Glover is the Mountain West Player of the Week

Boise State senior superstar Tara Glover is this week's Mountain West Conference Player of the Week, the fourth time she has won the award.

Glover helped Boise State record a rare road sweep at Nevada with four hits, four stolen bases and three runs scored.  She led off the fourth with a homer to center, which was the only run of the game in Boise State's 1-0 victory.  The next day, Glover pounded three hits.  She singled in the first, stole second, stole third, and came home on an errant throw.  Glover also doubled, singled, and got her third stolen base of the game in the third inning. 

Glover now has three three-hit games in the last five.  She started off the third game being hit by a pitch, then stole second.  She advanced to third on a bunt and scored on a ground ball. 

Glover went over the 200-hit plateau for her Boise State career, is the first Bronco to accomplish the feat.  Glover, a transfer from Utah, has 256 collegiate hits, nine shy of the all-time Mountain West record.

Tara broke the school record with 119 career runs scored on Friday and she now has 121 at Boise State.  Her 165 collegiate runs rank fifth in MWC history. 

David Wacker Named Texas 5A Player of the Year

David Wacker (6-9, 235, Judston High School in Converse, TX) was named this week as the Texas 5A Player of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.  Wacker, who helped his team reach the 5A State Championship game, is a verbal commit to Boise State.