Chapel Hill: Sports

Local athletes make commitments during early signing period

At East Chapel Hill High School, left to right: girls basketball coach Michelle Wood; Zoe Dinkins; TJ Johnson; Carter Collins; Grayson Walter; boys basketball coach Ray Hartsfield.
At East Chapel Hill High School, left to right: girls basketball coach Michelle Wood; Zoe Dinkins; TJ Johnson; Carter Collins; Grayson Walter; boys basketball coach Ray Hartsfield.

Commonly known as National Signing Day, Wednesday was the first day of the early signing period for high school students athletes to commit formally to a college program.

Nine local athletes signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent in ceremonies attended by their classmates, coaches and family members.

At East Chapel Hill, they included:

▪ Zoe Dinkins (volleyball) Newberry College, S.C.;

▪ Carter Collins (men’s basketball) Davidson College;

▪ TJ Johnson (women’s baskteball) Howard University; Washington D.C.;

▪ Grayson Walter (volleyball) University of Chicago-Illinois.

At Chapel Hill, signing were:

▪ Lundy Fine (women’s lacrosse) Elon University

▪ Jaylyn Forrest (swimming) East Carolina University;

▪ Shea Golden (volleyball) Middlebury College;

▪ Julia Grant (field hockey) Virginia Commonwealth University; and

▪ Uma Knaven (swimming) University of Denver.

Chapel Hill’s Sean Voelkel (men’s lacrosse) also signed for St. Joseph’s University, but did not attend Wednesday’s ceremony at the CHHS library.

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