Area players expected to sign national letters on Wednesday

tstevens@newsobserver.comFebruary 4, 2014 

Editor's note: This story incorrectly reported the name of the Cardinal Gibbons senior quarterback as Shaw Stankavage. His first name is Shawn.

High school senior athletes may sign National Letters of Intent during a spring period that begins Wednesday.

National letters obligate the athlete and the school to each other in exchange for the promise of some athletic scholarship assistance. Neither is obligated to the other until the athlete signs.

Athletes may sign national letters in football, track and field, cross country and soccer this week. Other sports have separate signing periods.

The vast majority of athletes, except for football and basketball, who sign national letters do not receive full scholarships, but instead receive some financial assistance.

Some schools, including schools in the Ivy League, do not give athletic scholarships, but do give financial aid to students. Service academies are included in the list of area players if athletic participation is a factor in the student’s appointment to school. Campbell University does not give football scholarships.

High school athletes expected to sign on Wednesday:

Football

Trevion Thompson, Durham Hillside, Clemson

*Braxton Berrios, Leesville Road, Miami

Sam Blue, Millbrook, Rutgers

Curtis Burston, Middle Creek, East Carolina

Justin Byers, Panther Creek, U.S. Military Academy

Jarrett Cervi, Millbrook, Old Dominion

Noah Chase, Southern Durham, N.C. Central

Charles Clark, Heritage, Lenoir Rhyne

Avery Edwards, Ravenscroft, North Carolina

Tom Hartshorn, Middle Creek, Campbell

Marcel Johnson, Knightdale, James Madison

Marquavious Johnson, Knightdale, East Carolina

Freeman Jones, Bunn, North Carolina

Terrance Lasater, Panther Creek, U.S. Naval Academy

*Nick Luedeke, Holly Springs, Wake Forest

Issac Martin, Cleveland, Coastal Carolina

Kalen McCain, Durham Hillside, N.C. State

Samuel Newhouse, Wake Forest, Lenoir Rhyne

Tyler Newhouse, Wake Forest, Lenoir Rhyne

Trevor Phillips, Fuquay-Varina, UNC-Pembroke

Trey Ratliff, Heritage, U.S. Military Academy

Jay Schuller, Middle Creek, Campbell

*Mike Shelton, Wakefield, Brigham Young

Brayden Sims, Garner, Davidson

Shawn Stankavage, Cardinal Gibbons, Vanderbilt

Gregg Storey, Panther Creek, Liberty

Maurice Trowell, Southern Durham, N.C. State

Rahim Winston, Durham Jordan, Chowan

J.T. Wise, Panther Creek, U.S. Naval Academy

Boys Cross Country/ track and field

Daniel Beamer, Durham Jordan, Charlotte

Matieus Brown, Western Harnett, Western Carolina

Kimani Hoffman, Knightdale, Appalachian State

Nikolaus Kreiling, Durham Jordan, Columbia

Asher Smith-Rose, Broughton, William & Mary

Girls Cross Country/ track and field

Rachel Bartolomeo, Cardinal Gibbons, N.C. State

Imari McLean, Durham Hillside, N.C. State

Ginny Tormey, Clayton, St. Andrews

Boys soccer

Sam Bissett, Green Hope, Davidson

Cody Brinkman, Durham Jordan, Duke

Daniel Davis, Cardinal Gibbons, Davidson

Jake Dressman, Durham Jordan, Campbell

Caleb Duvernay, Cary, N.C. State

Max Littlefield, Leesville Road, Utah Valley

Evan Krause, Green Hope, North Carolina

Kalvin Kromer, Green Hope, UNC-Wilmington

Stevie Megaloudis, Green Hope, Florida International

Cole Palmer, West Johnston, Long Island

Marco Perez, Garner, Campbell

Sam Pugh, Durham Jordan, Lees-McRae

Nicolas Rezlaff, Heritage, N.C. State

Chase Rhode, Cardinal Gibbons, Wake Forest

Dean Rutherford, Fuquay-Varina, UNC-Charlotte

Girls soccer

Cailyn Boch, Millbrook, N.C. State

Gretchen Dettlinger, Panther Creek, Pfeiffer

Mackenzie Dipper, Leesville Road, Elon

Alexandra Kimball, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Amanda Lasater, Green Hope, Elon

Kelsey Little, Millbrook, Emory & Henry

Laura Magdefrau, Cardinal Gibbons, Christian Brothers-Tennessee

Collen Markey, Millbrook, Trinity University

Clarrisa Martin, Millbrook, Emory & Henry

Alexis Pendergraft, Millbrook, South Carolina

Meredith Peeples, Cardinal Gibbons, Meredith

Julie Perkins, Durham Jordan, Lees-McRae

Lexie Qualle, Millbrook, Queens College (NY)

Morgan Reid, Cardinal Gibbons, Duke

Anna Shelden, Millbrook, Charlotte

Kenly Sigmon, Green Hope, Elon

Madison Smith, Cardinal Gibbons, Belmont Abbey

Faith Wilson, Cardinal Gibbons, Wingate

*Graduated in December and enrolled

Contact Tim Stevens, tstevens@newsobserver.com, with updates, deletions and additions.

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