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February 20, 2013

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes students sign their letter of intent. From left, Haley Howell of Clarkston, Jessica Parry of Waterford, Ava Doetsch of Clarkston, and Garrett Ross of Waterford. Photo submitted
Clarkston residents Haley Howell and Ava Doetsch, both students at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes High School, are ready to take their athletic skills to college after signing their letters of intent on Feb. 6.

Howell committed to play volleyball at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, a NCAA Division II college and part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Howell, a setter for OLL, was a four year varsity team member and a captain for two years. During the four years, she was awarded All-State, All-Catholic, All-Region and All-County honors, in addition to being named team Most Valuable Player. In her senior year, she accumulated 904 assists, 138 kills and 127 service aces.

In addition to volleyball, Howell has a 3.98 GPA and is three year member of the varsity ladies basketball team. She is the daughter of Doug and Carol Howell.

Doetsch committed to play soccer at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, a NCAA Division I college part of the Summit League.

In her first three years at Our Lady of the Lakes, was named first-team All-State, All-Catholic and All-League each year.

Doetsch has scored 117 career goals entering her final season this spring.

Her talents don't end with soccer as she is also a three-peat state champion and All-State basketball player with the Our Lady of the Lakes varsity team. She has also participated in track. She is the daughter of Mark and Denise Doetsch.

Joining Howell and Doetsch on signing day were two of their classmates, Jessica Parry and Garrett Ross, both from Waterford.

Parry will play soccer for Schoolcraft College in Livonia and Ross committed to play football at Michigan Tech.