Niles players sign with KVCC

Published 11:07 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Niles High School seniors Amber Peters and Kate Whittaker will continue their basketball careers next year as both signed to play with Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
KVCC's head coach Ronald Welch came to Niles High School Monday morning where the girls signed their National Letter of Intent with the college with the support of their former basketball coach Jim Arnold and their parents Mike and Denise Peters and Jeff and Doreen Whittaker.
Peters has been a member of the Vikings squad for four years.
She has won four district championships, three conference championships and two regional titles with the Lady Vikes.
She was an All-Division Big 16 conference selection three times, set the school record in season assists with 164, ranked third in single season steals with 105 and is an all time top 10 leading scorer.
She is a All-State BCAM Honorable Mention, three year starter, two year captain, was selected to the South Bend Tribune All-Area Team twice, Leader Publication All-Area Team twice, Niles Daily Star Athlete of the Week five times and the WSJM Student Athlete of the Week.
Peters was also a member of the varsity volleyball team and is currently in the varsity soccer team.
Peters has received 14 varsity letters.
Whittaker has been with the basketball team for three years.
She has seen three district championships, two conference championships and two regional titles.
She averaged six points, eight rebounds per game and will join Peters on the Michigan team at the Sportsfest at Bethel College.
Whittaker was a Honorable Mention on the Big 16 West Division team this year and has been a Niles Daily Star Athlete of the Week.
She has been a member of the band for four years and was drum major this year during football season. She has also been a member of the varsity softball team for three years.
Former Niles players Jami Grannell and Mary Small have played for the Cougars.
Grannell is currently attending the University of Indianapolis on a full basketball scholarship and Small is attending Grand Valley State University.