Posted: 5:01 pm Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
By Matt Porter
Stars from several sports made their college choices official on Wednesday, the first day of the non-football early signing period.
Dwyer’s twin towers, 6-foot-5 Kai James and 6-foot-3 Samantha Glodis, signed women’s basketball scholarships with Florida State and Georgia, respectively. Palm Beach Lakes combo guard Shanovia Dove, last year’s Post large schools player of the year, signed with Long Island University.
In baseball, former West Boca Raton catcher Michael Barash signed with LSU. Barash will skip his senior high school season to enroll early. Other baseball signings of note: Dwyer’s Cheyne Bickel (Ole Miss) and Hunter Hope (Tulane); and Palm Beach Central’s Gage Morey (Florida Gulf Coast) and John Padich (Daytona State).
The top softball players to sign were Palm Beach Gardens’ speedy Ta’Coia Williams, who inked with USF, and Danielle Fernandez (UAB), who transferred from Dwyer to Seminole Ridge.
Three star swimmers went to big-name schools: St. Andrew’s Quinn Cassidy (Florida) and Tasija Karosas (Texas), and Boca Raton’s Jason McCormick (Florida State).
Finally, there was good news for Dwyer volleyball standout Shelby Erickson, who missed her senior year due to a knee injury. She signed with UNC-Asheville.
FALL 2012 early signees
Note: information provided by coaches and athletics directors. Please send updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball – Peter Castillo, Florida Gulf Coast University
Women’s golf - Ashley Burke, University of South Florida
Softball - Madison Hir, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Softball - Marissa Mangini, George Washington University.
Baseball – Matt Harris, Elon University
Baseball – DJ Paone, Elon University
Baseball – Kody Ruedisili, Wofford University
Men’s golf – Ryan Jahn, Jacksonville University
Men’s golf – Clancy Waugh, Wake Forest University
Men’s lacrosse – Nick Martin, University of Delaware
Men’s lacrosse – Winston Rodormer, University of Tampa
Men’s soccer – Nico Midttun, Florida International University
Softball – Carly Comito, Nova Southeastern University
Men’s swimming – Jason McCormick, Florida State University
Women’s basketball – Lauren Janka, Pfeiffer University
Women’s volleyball – Cassidy Hughes, Lynn University
Women’s volleyball – Brittany Goldschmidt, Babson College
Women’s volleyball – Keelin Severtson, University of New Hampshire
Baseball – Cheyne Bickel, University of Mississippi
Baseball – Hunter Hope, Tulane University
Women’s basketball – Kai James, Florida State University
Women’s basketball – Samantha Glodis, University of Georgia
Women’s volleyball, Tori Penrod, Mercer
Women’s volleyball – Shelby Erickson, University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Baseball – Kyle Keatts, Tennessee Tech University
Baseball – John McCarthy, Army (commitment; no NLI)
Men’s basketball – Grant Pelchen, Florida Atlantic University
Men’s basketball – Evan Zabriski, Allegheny College
Softball – Kylee Hanson, FAU
Softball – Lauren Frye, Caldwell College (N.J.)
PALM BEACH CENTRAL
Baseball – Gage Morey, Florida Gulf Coast University
Baseball – John Padich, Daytona State College
Softball – Marina Carmona, Florida International University
Softball – Kristen Garceau, Palm Beach State College
Softball – Alexis Pisa, Palm Beach State College
Women’s lacrosse — Jasey Sanders, Campbell University
PALM BEACH GARDENS
Baseball – Joey Boyd, Palm Beach State College
Baseball – Riley Colbath, Palm Beach State College
Softball – Ta’Coia Williams, University of South Florida
PALM BEACH LAKES
Women’s basketball – Shanovia Dove, Long Island University
Women’s lacrosse – Katelin Glass, Bellmount Abbey College
Women’s lacrosse – Bailey Mathis, Loyola University
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Baseball – Zander Retamar, Villanova University
Men’s golf – Michael Wilhelm, Queens University of Charlotte
Men’s lacrosse – Corey Etcheverry – Sacred Heart University
Men’s lacrosse – Grant Mahler – Cornell University
Men’s lacrosse – Nicholas Ranta – Furman University
Men’s lacrosse – Andy Wheeler – Rutgers University
Men’s swimming – Quinn Cassidy, University of Florida
Women’s swimming – Tasija Karosas – University of Texas
Baseball – Jeremy Graf, Santa Fe Community College
Baseball – Peter Strzelecki, Palm Beach State College
Softball – Danielle Fernandez, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Softball – Savannah Fruin, University of Akron
Baseball – Michael Cusenza, St. Louis University
Baseball – Nick Lawrence, High Point University
Women’s volleyball – Sydney Shinn, University of Hawaii
WEST BOCA RATON
Baseball – Michael Barash, Louisiana State University
Women’s golf – Allie Papell, University of Maryland