WALLA WALLA — Caitlyn Lasseigne, last season’s Walla Walla High School Rifle Team captain, signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to accept a scholarship at the University of Nevada-Reno to shoot on the Wolfpack’s rifle team.
“I didn’t really start shooting competitively until my junior year of high school.” Lasseigne said after the signing. “I had a lot of ground to make up and coaches really didn’t start noticing my scores until last year.”
The scholarship offers came this fall on the heels of Lasseigne’s 12th-place finish in the American Legion National Championship in August at the Olympic Training Center.
“Caitlyn had been talking with several colleges this year,” said coach Mark Mebes. “I am thrilled that she chose Nevada. I think in a couple of years that the UNR Rifle team is really going to turn some heads.”
Lasseigne joins her Wa-Hi teammate Sarah Jameson on the Nevada shooting team. Earlier this week, Jameson committed to shooting for the Wolfpack.
“Sarah and I shot together for two years and won a team national championship together,” Lasseigne said. “When she called me last night and told me she had signed, it really made me sit down and think about the next four years. I am really excited to shoot on this team.”