The first official National Signing Day of 2020 took place around the region on Feb. 5. Social media was abuzz all day as area student-athletes made their college selections known by officially signing their National Letter of Intent.
Here’s a rundown of where our students are headed:
• Myers Park: Joseph Bakhole, Coffeyville Community College (football); Jordan Brown, UNC Pembroke (football); Roe Chitwood, Wingate (football); Twan Flip, North Carolina Central (football); Caleb LeGrand, Campbell (football); Tim Newman, Presbyterian (football); Crawford Wade, Wake Forest (baseball); Cole Williams, Marshall (baseball); Preston Hall, College of Charleston (baseball); Adrian Sandoval, Idaho (baseball); Olivia Xerra, Colorado College (basketball); Noah Hooper, Randolph College (basketball); Sarah Minges, Davidson (field hockey); Kate Hinshaw, Denison (field hockey); Jennie Douglas, Wittenberg College (field hockey); Ben Morehead, Davidson (golf); Trevor Kelly, Army (lacrosse); Mary Alice Collins, Villanova (lacrosse); Bella Kolander, San Diego (rowing); Laughlin Ryan, Virginia (soccer); Evy Oxendine, Spartanburg Methodist (softball); Whitney Barringer, Johnson C. Smith (softball); Eliza Whitmire, Princeton (swimming); Hugh Svendsen, Southern California (swimming); Claire Russell, Boston College (swimming); David Hood, Wesleyan (track and field); Jaden Matthews, Sewanee (track and field); and Patrick Schellpeffer, George Mason (wrestling)
• South Meck: Brynn Martinson, Washington and Lee (swimming); Dave Brown, Washington and Lee (football); Mitra Shiraz, William Peace University (lacrosse); Akiel Cross, Ramah Juco Academy (football); Quan Webber, Methodist University (football); Delaney Hawkins, Swarthmore College (field hockey); Katie Lowe, Elon (soccer); Brendan Bagwell, Elon (baseball); Owen Wilson, Denison (baseball); Thomas Mills, Rockingham Community College (baseball); Emily Hill, Maryville College (softball); Jenna Thompson, Clemson (tennis); and Wesley Barnett, North Carolina, swimming
• Carolina Bearcats: Wanyae Freeman, UNC Greensboro (football)
• Charlotte Catholic: Dylan Chromy, Kutztown University (Pa.) baseball; Moira Darling,Sewanee, (field hockey); Mattie McFee, Savannah College of Art and Design (swimming); Malik McGowan, North Carolina (football); Will Sommer, University of Montevallo, (lacrosse); Mitchell Tanis, Christopher Newport (golf); Luke Taylor, Western Carolina (baseball); Cormac Terry, Catholic University of America (baseball); and Carter Woody, Valparaiso University (football)
• Charlotte Latin: Emma Gatrell, Washington & Lee (field hockey); Evelyn Peters, MIT (swimming); Carter Stockwell, Middlebury College (football); and AJ Tobler**, Campbell University (football)
• Country Day: Reed Bolin, Johns Hopkins (baseball); Clarkson Graham, Wake Forest (track and field); Cameron Grainger, Washington & Lee (soccer); William Harris, Haverford College (cross country/track and field); Kathryn Leighty, Washington University (Mo.) (track and field); Burke Logan, Skidmore College (lacrosse); Sarah Powers, Sewanee (lacrosse); Katie So, Yale (field hockey); Sophie Spada, Alabama (cross country/track and field); Phelps Thomas, Sewanee (lacrosse); and Bennett Turner, Boston College (tennis)
• Covenant Day: David Billiard, Berry College (football)
• Providence Day: Cody Cater**, Wake Forest (football); Olin Baker, Bowdoin College (baseball); Louisa Bynum, Washington and Lee (soccer); Dylan Fox-Arnold, Carleton College (soccer); Morgan Kelson, Claflin University (basketball); Colin Ravin, Denison (baseball); and Camryn Taylor, Williams College (track and field)
Editor’s note: The (**) next to people’s names indicate they have received preferred walk-on status. Here, players aren’t given scholarships up front, but they are on the team and could earn them at a later time.