Peninsula's Ellis and Larson Sign with Central Methodist University
Jesse Ellis, Coach Alison Crumb and Taylor Larson
Port Angeles, WA - Peninsula College’s women’s basketball team sent two of their sophomores on to play basketball at Central Methodist University. CMU is a NAIA DII athletic department in Fayette, Missouri.Taylor Larson and Jesse Ellis signed an official letter of intent on Thursday confirming their decision to play together at CMU. Both sophomores are currently completing their Associate Degree at Peninsula College and will be joining the CMU Eagles in the Fall.
Jesse Ellis was a 2012-13 2nd team all–NWAACC player and chosen for the NWAACC all-defensive team. She was a dynamic player that scored, assisted, rebounded and played nose-on-the-ball defense against almost every other team’s best player.
Taylor Larson holds the Peninsula College scoring records for single season and game as well as being the all-time scoring leader for the Pirates. She was the North Division Freshman of the year her first year as a Pirate, as well as 1st team all-league. This year she was the North Division MVP.
Head Coach of the Peninsula College women's basketball Alison Crumb reflects on Ellis and Larson's experience as a Pirate.
“As much as it deeply saddens me to move these two girls on, it is the nature of a junior college, and I couldn’t be happier for their future at Central Methodist. They chose a great school that will give them the ability to play together again, and I’m excited for them. I will continue to follow them as they start a new adventure. It has been an absolute pleasure coaching these two wonderful young women, and I suspect nothing but great things for them at the next level. They have worked very hard for this, and deserve to be celebrated for their achievements here at Peninsula College. While we do not get to compete together in the future, the PC family will definitely be following these two as they compete again in the 2013-2014 season.”
These two players were a huge part of Peninsula’s success these past two years, and we are very proud of their decision to continue on and help another winning program have the same success.