Athletes ‘sign up’ for college sports


Abbey Hicks

Twenty one student athletes sign and commit to 21 universities, colleges during the ceremony.

Philip Stiles and Jackson Bracknell

National Signing Day showcased some of the school’s finest student athletes as they committed to various colleges on Wed., Feb. 6, in the library media center.

The following athletes participated in the ceremony:

  • Truitt Blakely, lacrosse, Ferrum College
  • Savannah Bowers, track, University of South Carolina
  • Cameron Chicella, wrestling, Virginia Military Institute
  • Kendle Dalrymple, basketball, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Michael Doyle, volleyball, Lees-McRae College
  • Hunter Gibbs, lacrosse, Randolph College
  • Samantha Grimsley, softball, Mary Baldwin University
  • Caroline Hampton, field hockey, Longwood University
  • Alexander Jedlick, football, Christopher Newport University
  • Deanna Kreider, acrobatics and tumbling, Davis and Elkins College
  • Noah Kucenski, baseball, Wilson College
  • Tyler Lipps, cross country, College of William and Mary
  • James Low, football, University of Chicago
  • Kyla McMakin, basketball, Augusta University
  • Gysbertus “Buddy” Metten, lacrosse, Bridgewater College
  • Harley Middleton, Volleyball, UNC-Asheville
  • Julia Smith, swimming, Virginia Tech University
  • Elijah Snowden, football, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Grace Spade, soccer, Liberty University
  • Enaizsa Torres, soccer, Salisbury University
  • Nicholas Vogel, baseball, Virginia Wesleyan University

“Signing Day was special to me because it was a goal I set in my heart when I first committed to playing this game. So to be able to achieve that, I give all glory to God, and I thank and honor my parents for raising me up in such an amazing way,” said senior Eli Snowden.