ATHERTON, Calif. – Menlo College Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Dan Noel has put the finishing touches on the recruiting class in advance of the 2017-18 season. In its third season since its revival at Menlo, both programs have seen a steady diet of recruits and increased competition at meets across the state. This year's recruiting class seems to be one of the strongest the programs have ever had, with a total of nine new faces entering the mix, all looking to make an immediate impact at the GSAC level for Menlo College.
|Da'Schele "Shelly" Sauls is one of the most exciting young women to look for on the squad this season, and she transfers to Menlo from Green River College in Auburn, Washington. An acclaimed student-athlete, she received the Student-Athlete of the Year for the Gators this past year. Part of her accolades while running in the Track and Field program featured becoming a region champion in the 100m and 200m, which earned her the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) championship in both events, and she became an All-American for her efforts in the 100m and 200m.|
|Ethan James Adams is one of the most decorated newcomers to the program on the Men's side, doing so as a high schooler at Mission Viejo High School. In 2016, Adams became the first member of the Mission Viejo Cross Country team to make it to state in 19 years. He lettered in Cross Country four years, featuring two seasons as a captain of the team. Of his many accolades, he was a member of the 2016 All South Coast League team and the 2016 CIF-SS 4x400m championship race. He has also been All-League in the 800m, which he did so in both 2016 and 2017, all while being a CIF Scholar-Athlete his final two years with the Diablos.|
|Logan Pine comes to Menlo after graduating from Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada. He was a large part of a record-setting team the Raiders featured in recent years, including a regional championship in the 4x400m. He was also a team member of a unit that set the school record in the 4x800m. His efforts on the track helped him become a first-team All-Region member for Track and Field, and graduated with a 4.2 weight grade point average.|
Brian Chandler Garrison is a graduate of Santa Rosa High School and he saw much success on the track at a very young age in high school. He began setting high marks as sophomore for the Panthers when he set his personal record in the 800m (2:04), and further continued to set impressive marks in the 400m and 1600m as he developed. His junior year saw him finish in the top-ten at the Viking Opener, and he was a cog in the third fastest Distance Medley Relay (DMR) in school history at the Arcadia Invitational.
|Logan Fraser is another recent high school graduate who will be running for Menlo College in the upcoming year. Having just graduated from Buchanan High School, Fraser spent the past three seasons running both Cross Country and Track & Field at the Varsity level. His efforts on the course helped him become a team captain on the Cross Country team his senior year, and he also was awarded the school's Teammate of the Year award for Cross Country.|
Bransen Loughney is another one of the several local men who will be joining the Cross Country and Track and Field program in 2017-18, coming from Mountain View. Loughney embodies the mold of a student-athlete, competing on varsity for three seasons with the Mountain Lions and being a co-captain during his time, all while graduating in the top-ten in his class academically. He is also frequently involved in on-campus life with clubs and being a tutor.
|Christopher Anthony Naddour will don the Blue and White this upcoming season, arriving from Whittier High School. The former Cardinal also competed three years at the varsity level, and was one of the best student-athletes on campus. His constant presence on the honor roll and as a California Interscholastic Federation competitor makes him a perfect fit for Menlo College in the upcoming years. Fun fact: sticking with a trend of recruits who are involved, Naddour is a Boy Scout.|
|Iaan Shodiss makes the short move to Menlo College after spending his high school days at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. Shodiss ran a pair of seasons on the varsity level with the Monarchs and racked up an impressive list of accolades in the classroom: being a part of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation being just a few of those.|
|Garek Lee rounds out the recruiting class for Menlo College in 2017-18, and he is one of the few transfers on the list. Lee travels down the Peninsula after transferring from the College of San Mateo, where he spent the past two seasons. During his freshman season, he put together a pair of top-20 finishes in distance events, notably at the 2016 Coast Conference Preview and the Gary Shaw Track & Field Festival.|