Area athletes make college decisions

tstevens@newsobserver.comFebruary 8, 2013 

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    Bardia Asefnia, Cardinal Gibbons, Drexel

    Grant Bishop, Broughton, Wake Forest

    Simon Burke, Leesville Road, Appalachian State

    Ricky Chavez, Heritage, UNC Pembroke

    Evan Dycaza, Apex, Furman

    Yanni Hachem, Cardinal Gibbons, N.C. State

    Kellen Foster, Green Hope, UNC Wilmington

    Michael Hinkson, Wakefield, N.C. State

    Tommy Labriola, Green Hope, Appalachian State

    Davis Robinson, Apex, N.C. State

    Erin Tanhauser, Heritage, Elon


    Cameron Castleberry, Ravenscroft, North Carolina

    Samantha Bagherpour, Cary, Lynchburg College

    Brianne Boldrin, Athens Drive, Stetson University

    Joanna Boyles, Sanderson, North Carolina

    Caroline Brown, Broughton, Villanova

    Catherine Blair, Saint Mary's, Duke

    Brae Buster, Cary Christian, Pfeiffer

    Oliva Costella, Sanderson, Winthrop

    Sydney Curtis, Green Hope, Virginia Tech

    Anne Cushman, Leesville Road, Winthrop

    Jill Davis, Lee County, High Point University

    Alexis Degler, Green Hope, Ohio State

    Bria Dixon, Cary, Virginia Tech

    Caroline Duncan, Broughotn, Winthrop

    Taylor Francis, Panther Creek, Pittsburgh

    Christina Gibbons, Cardinal Gibbons, Duke

    Lauren Haney, Panther Creek, UNC-Wilmington

    Emily Hargrove, Garner, Ferrum

    Shelby Hicks, Durham Jordan, Charlotte

    Abby Holt, Wakefield, UNC Asheville

    Brittany Larussa, Knightdale, Meredith

    Callie McClain, Green Hope, UNCWilmington

    Alex Moiseenko, Chapel Hill, UNCGreensboro

    Kasey O’Hara, Holly Springs, Mt. Olive

    Kimmie Pittman, Middle Creek, Methodist

    Morgan Porter, Sanderson, Campbell

    Megan Poth, Holly Springs, Flagler College

    Paige Reckert, Apex, Clemson

    Kelsey Reeves, Leesville Road, East Carolina

    Cameron Sigmon, Green Hope, College of Charleston

    Sara Snotherly, Knightdale, Methodist University

    Alexis Shaffer, Green Hope, Virginia

    Cameron Sigmon, Green Hope College of Charleston

    Hanna Socha, Panther Creek, Wofford College

    *Carleigh Tinstmen, Sanderson, Western Carolina

    Kristin Twomey, Cardinal Gibbons, Concord University (W.Va.)

    Morgan Vezina, Green Hope, Old Dominion

    Claire Wagner, Panther Creek, Clemson

    Kaitlin Walker, Apex, Charlotte

    Anna Witte, Cary, Penn State

    Taylor Wood, Sanderson, Western Carolina

    Ashleigh Yando, Leesville Road, Averett


    Bakri Abushouk, Cary, N.C. State

    Jack Nosbisch, Holly Springs, Citadel


    Margaret Edwards, Ravenscroft, UNCWilmington

    Cidny Ford, Wakefield, N.C. State

    Wesley Frazier, Ravenscroft, Duke

    Katie Gamble, Millbrook, UNC Asheville

    Tyra Lea, Wakefield, N.C. State

    Kristen Lee, Wakefield, Virginia Tech

    Mo McDonnell, Green Hope, East Carolina

    Tiana Patillo, Wakefield, N.C. State

    Mollie Williams Clayton, South Carolina

    Allie Worsdale, Green Hope, UNC Wilmington


    Robin Blazing, Durham Academy, Duke

    Taylor Ednie, Ravenscroft, Georgetown

    Savannah Jane Story, Ravenscroft, Duke

    *Has enrolled in college

High school football players demand the most attention during the first day of the National Letter of Intent signing day, but dozens of area high school athletes in other sports also officially accepted college scholarships on Wednesday.

Athletes in football, soccer, field hockey and track and field can sign during the period that began Wednesday. Basketball players had a window last fall in which to sign and have another period in April. Athletes in all other sports can sign during the fall or during the period that stretches from April 11 until Aug. 1.

The NLI program is a two-way contract between the athlete and the school. The athlete agrees to attend a specific school in exchange for financial assistance. The athlete can be penalized if he or she decides to enroll at another institution.

The list was provided by area high schools and includes some athletes who are receiving financial aid in anticipation of their participating in intercollegiate athletics although their schools do not give athletic scholarships.

The vast majority of the scholarships are partial grants as the schools split the equivalency of one full scholarship to several athletes.

NCAA Division I schools are allowed to have 9.9 men and 14.0 women soccer scholarships. Those scholarships usually are shared, with players receiving a third or more.

The limits in track and field and cross country are 12.6 for men and 18 for women. NCAA Division I schools have 12 women’s field hockey scholarships to share among their teams.

NCAA Division III schools are prohibited from giving athletic scholarships or using athletic ability or potential in giving financial aid.

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