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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 3 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 was the Senior Sports Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and Southwest Orange Observer....

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