Below is a list of area class of 2015 athletes who have committed to play a sport in college. Some of these signed last week as part of the fall national signing period kicking off. We will run more names during the winter and spring signing days.
National letters obligate the athlete and the school to each other in exchange for the promise of some athletic scholarship assistance. The first NLI signing day for most sports began last week, but sports like football and soccer do not have their initial NLI signing periods until February.
Unless athletes sign a National Letter of Intent, neither the school or the athlete is obligated to the other. The vast majority of athletes 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.
Ashley Anderson, girls lacrosse, Belmont-Abbey; Sarah Arbes, girls lacrosse, Greensboro College; Ally Beckman, volleyball, College of Charleston; Cierra Brown, girls basketball, Lynchburg (Va.); Marie Cassas, girls golf, UNC-Pembroke; Mia Castagnero, girls lacrosse, Richmond; Meredith Chapman, girls lacrosse, High Point; Katie Davine, girls soccer, Guilford; Anna Eaton, girls track and field, North Carolina; Elison Haire, softball, St. Andrews; Cassie Healy, softball, Lenoir-Rhyne; Coral Kazaroff, volleyball, Virginia; Brayden Lauffer, boys swimming, Navy; Katie Pelnik, girls lacrosse, Meredith; Lane Olive, baseball, Wingate; Drew Pederson, boys track and field, North Carolina; Claire Williams, girls swimming, William & Mary
Madeline Bromley, girls lacrosse, Coastal Carolina; Allie Chason, girls soccer, UNC-Asheville; Kieran Garvey, girls lacrosse, Gardner-Webb; Conor Gronbach, boys lacrosse, Wingate; Grace Hunter, girls basketball, Charlotte; Brock Martin, boys lacrosse, Navy; Heather Timothy, girls soccer, Virginia Tech.
Angela Hiltbrunner, girls soccer, Charlotte; Sarah Comstock, girls lacrosse, Delaware; Matt Galush, boys tennis, Penn State; Chris Lappin, boys lacrosse, Boston; Kevin McKendry, boys lacrosse, Marist; Stephen Scott, baseball, Vanderbilt; Meghan Wilkinson, volleyball, Hamilton (N.Y.).
Will Clark, wrestling, N.C. State; Christine Kerr, girls swimming, N.C. State.
Morgan Goetz, field hockey, North Carolina.
Scott Pechacek, boys golf, Barton College.
Catherine Ashworth, girls golf, East Carolina; T.J. Bleichner, boys track and field, UNC-Wilmington; Logan Bowling, softball, Salem College; Kaitlan Smith, softball, UNC-Pembroke.
Vincent Addona, baseball, William & Mary; Cami Andreini, girls swimming Towson; Haley Bidgood, volleyball, East Carolina; Alex Carson, boys swimming, LSU; Paige Colpo, girls rowing, North Carolina; Jack Costigan, boys basketball, UNC-Asheville; Seth Maslowski, boys swimming, Georgetown; Michael Merryman, baseball, Brevard; Margot Ruffieux, volleyball, Bryant; Meghan Symonds, girls golf, Sewanee (Tenn.).
Jaclyn Brewington, volleyball, Presbyterian; Kirsten Bootes, girls soccer, UNC-Wilmington; A.J. O’Neal, football, Old Dominion; Mackenzie Reaves, volleyball, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Abby Sanders, girls soccer, Campbell; C.J. Toogood, football, Elon.
Abby Coffey, girls soccer, Charlotte; Jack Doetzer, boys lacrose, Hampden-Sydney (Va.); Lauren Durham, sand volleyball, Stetson; Kiley Majette, softball, Winthrop; Michael Rubino, football, Appalachian State; Megan Walker, softball, Appalachian State.
Reylene Alberti, girls soccer, Lenoir-Rhyne; Celeste Barnard, girls soccer, Middle Tennessee State; Haley Bishop, girls swimming Kansas; Courtney Cash, girls soccer, East Carolina; Rachael Everhart, girls soccer, Charlotte; Rebekah Greengrass, girls cross country, N.C. State; Julie Hu, girls swimming, Connecticut; Justine James, girls soccer, UNC-Asheville; Stephanie Jewett, volleyball, Biola (Calif.); Ryan Mathes, boys swimming, Colgate; Patrick Morton, baseball, Gardner-Webb; Emma Socha, girls soccer, Charlotte; Briana Velasquez, girls soccer, Marshall.
Hailey Brooke McFadden, volleyball, Wake Forest.