Six Eatonville High School athletes will continue to play their sports in college, participating in sports from softball to track and field to wrestling.

The Dispatch was able to ask some basic information about each athlete.


• Samantha Swartout

Sport: Basketball and Track

Honors: 2X WIAA Athlete of the week, 2X All-state basketball team, SPSL MVP 2017-2018, 2X South Sound All-star game, 2X Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year, 3X Javelin state placer, SPSL Field athlete of the year 2018. National Honor Society member.

College: University of Puget Sound (WA)

Family: Mark, Karen, Erik, Bob and Darlene Swartout

One thing about you people don't know: I have a passion for media arts.


• Olivia Branson

Sport: Wrestling, MMA

Honors: First team SPSL, most points by near fall, most wins in a season, most takedowns, most pins, WSWCA cademic All State honorable mention, broke most EHS wrestling records.

College: Wayland Baptist University (TX)

Family: Carolina Gonzales-Branson, Nadin Branson, Michael Branson, Matthew Cook.

One thing about you people don't know: I am an undefeated MMA fighter and kickboxer (4-0 and 1-0 records, respectively)


• Isabelle Snyder

Sport: Cross Country and Track and Field (long distance, 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m)

Honors: Valedictorian, XC 2X First team all league, XC 4X Team Captain, XC 4X State Competitor, XC Most Inspirational, XC Tacoma Athletic Commission Co-athlete of the year, EHS 3,200m record holder, T&F Team Captain, SPSL First Team All-League 3,200m, SPSL Second Team All-League 800m.

Volunteering: Good Samaritan Hospital, Malibu Club, Young Life, Relay for Life, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Big Climb, EES Fun Run, National Honor Society, Arthritis Foundation Fun Run.

College: Whitworth University (WA)

Family: Amy and Erik Snyder, Mia Snyder, Scott Snyder.

One thing about you people don't know: I enjoy baking cupcakes! Hiking, exploring outdoors and going to Mt. Rainier.


• Madison Jumper

Sport: Rugby

Honors: Multiple times state Rugby 7s Champion, Girls/Womens All-American for U16, U18, U20, Girls Rugby 7th place, 3X Girls H.S. State Champion, Girls HS MVP Forward 2017.

College: Quinnipiac University (CT)

Family: Debbie, Brandon, Cody, Caden and McKenna Jumper

One thing about you people don't know: I volunteer my time with Special Olympics.


• Kylie Koszykowski

Sport: Fastpitch Softball

Honors: 4X Varsity, 2X First Team infield, 1X First Team outfield, 1X Second Team outfield, Team Captain, WIAA Athlete of the Week, 2015-2016 Offensive Player of the Year, 2015-2017 highest batting average, highest slugging %, highest on base average, highest number of at-bats, 3X most runs scored, 2018 most hits, 2X school record of single-season doubles, 3X most home runs, 3X most triples, 3X most stolen bases.

College: Columbia Basin College (WA)

Family: Ben and Vanaesa Koszykowski


• Nikolas Schier

Sport: Soccer and Cross Country

Honors: 2A Honorable Mention all-league (soccer), 2A Second team all-league (soccer and XC), 4X Scholar-Athlete

College: Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)

Family: Andrew and Linda Schier, trevor and Sadie Schier

One thing about you people don't know: I have asthma and allergies


These six athletes will carry on their Cruiser tradition at their new homes, some as close as Tacoma, others as far as Connecticut, West Virginia and Texas. One is recovering from major ligament damage sustained during wrestling season. Others plan to volunteer and stay active in their churches while at school. All of them making Eatonville proud.