UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kelsey Callaghan, a 5’4” guard from Port Orchard, Wash., to a Frontier Conference/National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics letter of intent. By Brett Morehouse University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kelsey Callaghan, a 5’4” guard from Port Orchard, Wash., to a Frontier Conference/National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics letter of intent. “We are very excited to have Kelsey join the Bulldog basketball program,” Cocchiarella said. “She has experienced considerable success throughout her high school career while playing in a great league. She brings great court vision and passing abilities as well as a passion for the game and determination in the classroom. Kelsey fits very well into our system and with the players currently on our roster.” Callaghan will graduate this spring from South Kitsap High School. In addition to being a member of the Honor Society, Callaghan’s academic achievements include being named the Kiwanis Student of the Month as a freshman and sophomore and winning the Blake Memorial Award and the Masonic Outstanding Junior Award Callaghan’s impressive scholastic achievements are matched by her accomplishments in athletics. As a sophomore, she was named her team’s most valuable player (MVP) and made the All-Narrows League Second Team after leading her team to the state tournament as the sixth seed from the West Central District. In her junior season, Callaghan won her second straight team MVP award while also being named MVP of the entire 4A Narrows League Bridge Division after leading all classes in the state of Washington in the number of assists per game. Callaghan capped her senior season with her third straight team MVP award and All-Area Team recognition while once again leading all classes in Washington in assists per game. During her time at South Kitsap, Callaghan was twice named to the Kitsap Sun Super Six team, which recognizes the six best boys and girls basketball players from the West Puget Sound area. Callaghan is the daughter of John and Denise Callaghan and will major in physical education.