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Feb 6, 2013 5:23 PM by Andrew Masuda

Three Eagle athletes ready for take-off after Signing Day

Three more Eagles are ready to soar to the next level in their athletic careers. Three Arroyo Grande High female student-athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the regular National Signing Period.

Track and Field star Madison Jacobs inked a letter of intent to the University of Kentucky. As a junior, Jacobs won a CIF Masters title in the discus throw and finished second in the CIF State meet. She finished runner-up by one inch and set a new personal best of 155 feet, 9 inches. Jacobs also won the Pac 7 League title in the shot put and discus. Her PR in the shot put is 44-2.

Jacobs said Kentucky was cold during her official recruiting trip, but she was immediately drawn to the program. "Not only was it the coaching and everything that really drew me in, but the campus, it's really beautiful. But not only that the facilities are awesome especially for throwing," said Jacobs, who picked UK after taking visits to Arizona, Alabama and Cal.

The UK women finished 12th in the SEC Championships last year. Jacobs' older brother Seth signed a football scholarship last February to Oklahoma State.

Girls soccer stars Mallory Flatebo and Nadine Reed, who rank #2 and #1 respectively all-time in program history in career goals, also inked letters of intent in front of friends and family. The dynamic duo is easily the most explosive tandem on the Central Coast. Flatebo has 15 goals and 8 assists this season, while Reed has 22 goals and 7 assists for the Eagles, who are one win away from clinching a Pac 7 League title.

Flatebo signed with Cal State San Bernardino, a Division II program. The Coyotes compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and finished 9-7-2 overall last year.

"It's a lot of hard work and I'm so glad that I finally am here. I finally almost graduated going to play soccer, my passion, and I can't wait," said Flatebo.

Reed inked a letter to Arizona State. The Sun Devils are coming off a 10-9-2 season that included the program's third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last four years. ASU finished tied for fourth in the Pac 12 Conference, its highest finish in league since 2004.

"I'm really psyched right now. I waited a long time for this and it's just really nice to seal the deal and I know that I'm going to go to a good school. Now I can kind of relax and enjoy my senior year," said Reed, who plans to major in biology at ASU.

Back in November, Alyssa Koenig signed a NLI to play women's volleyball at the University of Utah and Hannah Wadlow signed to play women's water polo at Sonoma State.

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