The USA Baseball 18U National Team won its third consecutive world championship Sept. 6, topping Japan in the final of the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup — and a West Orange area player was among those representing the red, white and blue.
Austin Bergner, a senior pitcher for Windermere Prep committed to play college baseball at the University of North Carolina, made the National Team this summer for a second time after being named to it in 2014.
The tournament took place in Osaka, Japan.
+ Olympia guard gets FSU offer
Olympia Titans sophomore guard Ronaldo Segu made waves in the high school hoops scene when he earned a scholarship offer from Florida State.
Segu, a 5-foot-10 guard, competes outside varsity competition for Showtime Hoops.
+ Titans standout will play in college
Olympia junior lacrosse standout Alex Aken has committed to play college lacrosse for Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The Titans lacrosse program announced the commitment via its official Twitter account on Aug. 31.
Aken is a 5-foot-10 midfielder for Olympia and plays club lacrosse for Florida National/Team Florida, per Florida Lacrosse News.
+ Sawyer making impact at Rollins
It hasn’t taken long for former Dr. Phillips volleyball star Rachel Sawyer to make her presence felt in the college game.
Sawyer, a freshman outside hitter for the Rollins Tars in Winter Park, played her best game to date on Sept. 5 in a loss to Sioux Falls. Sawyer accumulated 11 kills, 19 digs and three blocks in the contest.
So far this season, the 2015 Dr. Phillips grad has 35 kills, 40 digs and 5 blocks.
Rollins is 1-3 so far this fall and travels to Illinois this weekend to participate in the Lewis University Flyer Festival.