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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 2 years ago

Area seniors ink NLIs during Early Signing Period -- Observer Preps

High-profile signings include Windermere Prep's David Nickelberry to Memphis for men's basketball and Olympia's Sofia Bernard to West Virginia for swimming.
by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor

The early signing period for several college sports, including basketball, swimming and lacrosse, among others, took place from Nov. 9 through 16, with a number of area seniors signing on the dotted line to continue their athletic and academic careers.

The following is a list of local signings, by school:


  • De’Lazarus Keys — Troy University (Al.), men’s basketball


Dr. Phillips
  • Jason Sullivan — Cleveland State, men’s lacrosse
  • Tiffany Tolbert — North Florida, women’s basketball


Edgewater* (Ocoee resident)
    Garett Reason-Kerkhoff — Christian Brothers University (Tenn.), baseball


Ocoee High
  • Dynasty Carter — Southern University (La.), women’s basketball
  • Katelyn Murphy — Butler University (Ind.), women’s lacrosse
  • Torey Bayles — Hillsborough Community College, softball


  • Delaney Carey — Rutgers University, women’s swimming
  • Morgan Given — UMass Lowell, women’s volleyball
  • Sofia Bernard — West Virginia, women’s swimming
  • Tatiana Barnes — Merrimack College (Mass.), women’s lacrosse


West Orange High
    Adrian Delgado — West Virgina - Wesleyan, baseball
  • Amanda Fleming — Furman University (S.C.), softball
  • Bobby Head — Austin Peay State University (Tn.), baseball
  • Chris Seise — UCF, baseball
  • Cole Beavin — East Carolina University (N.C.), baseball
  • Deandre Shelton — Stetson University, 
    Gerry Brown — Seminole State, baseball
  • Lauren Mathis — Georgia, softball
  • Maggie Wheless — Northwest Florida State, softball
  • Matt Rinks — Daytona State, baseball
  • Morgan Arcia — Daytona State, softball


Windermere Prep
  • Carolina Andrade Guzman — FIU, women’s golf
  • David Nickelberry — Memphis, men’s basketball
  • Manolo Girona — Florida, men’s golf
  • Nguyen Phuong Toan — Academy of Art University (Cal.), men’s golf

Steven Ryzewski is the Senior Sports Editor for, as well as all three of Observer Media Group's print publications in Orange County. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida....

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