At Providence, they’ve grown into a hotspot for local talent. That’s why college coaches flock there for all kinds of sports. Their girl’s programs are sending Jo Bistro to Valdosta State to play basketball and Allie Cook to Coastal Carolina for Soccer. Eden and Grace Meyer will joining the UNF track team with Emily Stallings. Megan and Morgan Hammett are headed to Daytona State for softball while Molly McNulty will take her glove to Lander. Nikki Pritchard will stay in town to play Volleyball at JU. Jamie Wienckowski will also try to join the starting six at Palm Beach Atlantic.
While the Providence men’s athletic program has been highlighted by McDonald’s All American basketball player Grayson Allen (who’s committed to Duke) they’ve also produced their share of blue-chippers for 2014. Christian Terrell will play basketball at Florida Gulf Coast and the Stallions are sending 5 baseball, 3 football and a lacrosse player to the next level. Casey Cribb will play baseball at JU while Jay Prather and Mac Wilson will do the same at Lake Sumter CC and TCC next year. Turner Ashby and Tristyn Bennett will play football at SW Baptist and Kedar Bryant will put the pads on for the Purple Paladins of Furman. Morgan Nurse is headed to Shorter University to play lacrosse.
Nease is sending Jordan Triplett to Lagrange, Anthony McDonnell to Minot State, Chance Hanson to Valpo and Justin Johnson to Mercer to play football. Their cross country team has Alyssa Rodale headed to USF and Karen Xiang to Penn. Karen was sure to thank her Dad for running the end of her training runs with her and how that meant a lot.
At Bartram Trail, they have a tradition of introducing each signee individually and allowing students to stand and make a comment on each player. Kind of a nice touch to be recognized by your peers in front of the assembled student body! No surprises as PJ Blazejowski wore purple pants and signed with Furman. Jesse Burkett is going to Stanford, Travis Keller to Stetson, Malik Rivera to Wofford and Will Tillo to Southeastern. Austin McConnell will be on the track team at Stevens Institute of Technology while Austin Betros will play lacrosse at Mt. Olive and Dalton Cook and Michael Wires will do the same at Catawba.
All told over 135 athletes from North Florida signed letters of intent to schools as close as EWC and as far away as Southern Cal and Idaho. While football dominates the day, the athletes signing today will compete in a variety of sports including cheerleading, pole vault, soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball, track, cross country and lacrosse.