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Area athletes sign national letters of intent

Several area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, the first day that the students could sign the document that binds the athlete to a specific college.

A National Letter of Intent is a contract between an athlete and a college. The student agrees to enroll at a specific school and the school agrees to provide financial aid.

There are athletics eligibility penalties if an athlete later enrolls at another school unless there are extenuating circumstances. Athletes in sports other than football, field hockey, soccer, track and field and cross country can sign during this early signing period.

The football signing period begins Feb. 6, although athletes in all sports can sign during the early period if they are graduating in the middle of the year.

Wakefield football quarterback Connor Mitch and wide receiver Jordan Fieulleteau signed with South Carolina and UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively, on Wednesday because they both plan to enroll in college in January.

The Millbrook girls’ basketball team had eight players to sign on Wednesday.

BASEBALL

Joseph Bialkowski, Broughton, Georgetown; Michael Kelly, Leesville Road, UNC-Asheville; Evan Nations, Cardinal Gibbons, Charleston Southern; B.J. Nobles, Millbrook, Western Carolina; Tyler Pickard, Cardinal Gibbons, Charleston Southern; Robbie Thorburn, Cardinal Gibbons, UNC-Wilmington; Christopher Silber, Sanderson, High Point

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Logan Evans, Wakefield, Queens; Devonte Graham, Broughton, Appalachian State; James Hemphill, Broughton, Navy; Josh Newkirk, Word of God, Pittsburgh; Shane Whitfield, Word of God, Lehigh

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Courtney Best, Millbrook, Campbell; Bria Day, Millbrook, Syracuse; Briana Day, Millbrook, Syracuse; Ryan Flowers, Millbrook, UNC-Wilmington; Brianna Hinton, Millbrook, Barton College; Mykia Jones, Millbrook, Wake Forest; Katelyn Mitchell, Millbrook, UNC-Pembroke; Alex Tomlinson, Millbrook, Wingate; Makayla Williams, Wakefield, N.C. A&T

FOOTBALL

Connor Mitch, Wakefield, South Carolina; Jordan Fieulleteau, Wakefield, UNC-Chapel Hill

BOYS’ GOLF

Carter Jenkins, Leesville Road, UNC-Greensboro

GIRLS’ GOLF

Evie Dole, Ravenscroft, Virginia

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Jimbo Barnes, Ravenscroft, Furman; Colin McKendry, Cardinal Gibbons, Providence

SOFTBALL

Ryann Konstandin, Wake Forest-Rolesville, UNC-Pembroke

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Bailey Maloney, Cardinal Gibbons, East Carolina; Kai Wombacher, Cardinal Gibbons, Brown

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Hannah Stahmer, Millbrook, Idaho

VOLLEYBALL

Sasha Karelov, Leesville Road, Duke; Haleigh Nelson, Cardinal Gibbons, Wisconsin; Lauren Saxby, Wakefield, Western Carolina; Kati Stammen, Leesville Road, Appalachian State; Crystal Widom, Wakefield, High Point.

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