Student-athletes put pen to paper on signing day

Bob Hough
Contact Reporterbhough@capgaznews.com

Athletes from around the county made their college choices official on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period to sign their National Letter of Intent.

Recent Capital Gazette Communications Players of the Year Taylor Suplee (Southern girls lacrosse, Penn State), Kody Milton (Severna Park baseball, Maryland) and Jimmy Hayburn (St. Mary’s swimming, Loyola) made their college choices official at ceremonies at their respective schools. Boys basketball Player of the Year LJ Owens of Severn signed with William & Mary, although the school will have a ceremony at a later date.

At Southern, five members of the state-championship boys lacrosse team signed along with seven members of the girls lacrosse team. Curtis Holland III, who figures to once again be one of the top boys basketball players in the county this year, officially signed with High Point University. A total of 15 from Southern signed.

“​Today was a great day for current and future athletes at Southern,” Southern boys basketball coach and student advocate Will Maynard said. “These signings shows kids that regardless of what school you go to, if you’re good they'll find you.”

Four members of Severna Park’s back-to-back boys lacrosse state championship team — Jack Thomas (UMBC), Josh Coffman (Maryland), Dean Draughn (Army-West Point) and Chase Cope (Navy) also signed. They joined three members of the girls team who also put pen to paper.

As is the case every year, the county will be well-represented at the next level in lacrosse. Archbishop Spalding had a combined 16 lacrosse players sign on Wednesday who will join the host of county products already playing college lacrosse across the country. Four baseball players and a field hockey player signed to give the Cavaliers 21 who signed on Wednesday.

Five players from the IAAM B Conference champion St. Mary’s girls soccer team signed, while Arundel had five girls soccer players sign to join 10 other student-athletes from Arundel who will play at the next level. St. Mary’s had a total of 20 athletes sign, including a combined seven lacrosse players and five players from the baseball team.

Five players signed from Broadneck, including one of the county’s top softball players, Noelani Herrera, who signed with UMBC.

Chesapeake’s field hockey team, which is shooting for its second straight state title on Saturday, had three players sign on Wednesday. They joined a softball player and a pair of lacrosse players.

The current early signing period runs through Nov. 15. There will be an early period for Division I football that runs from Dec. 20-22.

Here is the list provided to The Capital of high school athletes who have signed their National Letters of Intent to a DI or DII school, or will sign prior to Nov. 15, or have committed to other schools. Additions and photos can be emailed to sports@capgaznews.com. Names and photos will be added as they are received:

Baseball

Patrick Mason (Arundel), Stevenson University

Steve Sturlugson (Arundel), Salisbury University

Stephen Pelli (St. Mary’s), UNC

Brandon Cook (St. Mary’s), Shepherd

Nicholas Hopkins (St. Mary’s), LaSalle

Nicholas Quinn (St. Mary’s), Wilson College

Chase Hilliard (St. Mary’s), King College

Peter Godrick (Spalding), UMBC

Nick Benitez (Spalding), Shippensburg

Justin Pelletreau (Spalding), Lebanon Valley College

Jonathan Brandt (Spalding), Stevenson University

Joe Seidler (Chesapeake), Radford

Cam Nolet (Annapolis), South Carolina-Aiken

Mens Basketball

LJ Owens (Severn), William & Mary

Curtis Holland III (Southern), High Point

Womens Basketball

Cameron Mangold (Southern), St. Mary’s

Mayowa Taiwo (Rockbridge Academy), George Washington

Cheerleading

Jeremy Kelly (Broadneck), Quinnipiac University

Cross Country/Track

Olivia Janke (Broadneck), Towson University

Field Hockey

Logan Beal (Chesapeake), American

Bridgette Tayman (Chesapeake), Towson University

Alexis Arruda (Chesapeake), Stevenson University

Jordan Truntich (Southern), Gwynedd Mercy University

Payton Kenney (Spalding), Bucknell University

Caroline Keniston (Broadneck), Salisbury University

Chloe Mayhew (Broadneck), Pace University

Ellie Jenkins (Annapolis), Stevens Institute of Technology

Mallary Sellars (Severna Park), Villanova

Megan Brannen (Severna Park), St. Joseph’s

Rachel Lewis (Severna Park), Old Dominion

Kyra Feick (Severna Park), Ithaca College

Mens Lacrosse

Elias Hutchinson (Southern), Hampden Sydney College

Logan Clingerman (Southern), Shenandoah University

Collin Fleming (Southern),Wingate University

Nic Pomerleau (Southern), Stevenson University

Nate Raymond (Southern), Tusculum College

Alex Reno (Arundel), Towson University

Eric Ranck (Arundel), York College

Riley Newman (Arundel), Wingate University

Drew Goode (Arundel), Colorado Mesa University

Michael Troese (Indian Creek), Lynn University

Sam Homick (Indian Creek), Bridgewater College

Aleric Fyock (St. Mary’s), Penn State

Taylor Bohannon (St. Mary’s), UMBC

Jack Burnett (St. Mary’s), John Hopkins

Niklas McFarland (Spalding), Boston University

Kian Olexo (Spalding), University of Virginia

Dan Shay (Spalding), Marquette University

Jacob Quinn (JQ) Stramanak (Spalding), Cornell University

Sean Morrison (Spalding) Lynn University

Cole Hammel (Spalding), Shenandoah University

Matthew Mancuso (Spalding), York College

Brent Floyd (Broadneck), Tusculum University

Anthony Saunders (Broadneck), Georgian Court University

Jaeden Henson (Broadneck), Lynne University

Jack Thomas (Severna Park), UMBC

Dean Draughn (Severna Park), Army

Chase Cope (Severna Park), Navy

Josh Coffman (Severna Park), Maryland

Henry Hitt (Annapolis), Hampden-Sydney

Presley Miller (Annapolis), Hampden-Sydney

Jacob Murphy (Annapolis), Washington College

Dylan Anderson (Annapolis), Washington & Lee

Curtis Smith (Annapolis), Bridgewater

Andrew Duswalt (South River), Monmouth

Womens Lacrosse

Sloane Dowgiallo (Southern), Penn State

Taylor Suplee (Southern), Penn State

Madison Sturgell (Southern), Jacksonville

Dalanie Tompkins (Southern), Seton Hill

Jayne Barkman (Southern), St. Mary’s

Breanne Mead (Southern), Florida Southern

Olivia Miller (Southern), Washington College

Jenna Garden (Spalding), Lehigh

Samantha Bousman (Spalding), Duquesne

Anne Morris (Spalding), VCU

Kathryn Morris (Spalding), Davidson

Olivia Piccirilli (Spalding), Villanova

Allison Gigliotti (Spalding), Florida Southern

Riley Rafterry-Lee (Spalding), Christopher Newport

Kathleen Sheehan (Spalding), Randolph Macon

Gillian DiNicolo (Spalding), Lynchburg College

Tiffany Lee (Arundel), University of Mount Olive

Emma Privetera (Arundel), Hartford University

Megan Filter (Key), Davidson College

Maggie Anderson (AACS), Liberty

Carson Giordano (Chesapeake), Queens University

Riley Harrell (Chesapeake), Coastal Carolina

Jordan Snyder (Chesapeake), Grand Valley State

Savannah Smith (St. Mary’s), East Carolina

Alexis Kasuda (St. Mary’s), Christopher Newport

Julianna Sanchez (St. Mary’s), Campbell

Mackenzie Kaderabek (St. Mary’s), Wheeling Jesuit

Abby Byrd (Annapolis), University of Indianapolis

Malissa Beall (Annapolis), Kent State

Emily Hardesty (Severna Park), Embry Riddle

Kelli Kazmarek (Severna Park), LaSalle

Mallory Martel (Severna Park), Arizona State

Madeline Cloyd (South River), Jacksonville

Claire McElhenny (South River), Sacred Heart

Olivia Skinner(South River), Longwood

Lauren Zinkl (South River), Temple

Jessie Wynne (South River), Mesiah

Alexis Heverly (South River), Lock Haven

Carly Mansur (South River), IUP

Emily Chick (South River), Frostburg

Mackenzie Cramer (South River), Frostburg

Mens Soccer

Kyle Berkowitz (South River), St. Mary's College

Womens Soccer

Ashtyn Bethel (Arundel), Shippensburg

Lauren Cummins (Arundel), Shippensburg

Tayah Rendina (Arundel), Salisbury

Angela Puhl (Arundel), Penn State Berks

Kelsi Ross (Arundel), Shenandoah

Josseline Rodriguez (St. Mary’s), Point University

Sarah Dewitt (St. Mary’s), LIU Brooklyn

Katie Hoffman (St. Mary’s), LaSalle

Grace Moore (St. Mary’s), Dickinson

Lindsay Hegewisch (St. Mary’s), Salisbury

Chloe Byrne (St. Mary’s), Flagler

Cameron Mangold (Southern), St. Mary’s

Emily York (Broadneck), Bridgewater College

Softball

Brionna Bowman (Chesapeake), University of Charleston

Noelani Herrera (Broadneck), UMBC

Kayla Vaillancourt (South River), Goldey Beacom College

Arianna Reeves (South River), Limestone College

Swimming

Jimmy Hayburn (St. Mary’s), Loyola

Kylie McMahon (St. Mary’s), Rider

Volleyball

Grace Howl (Southern), Goucher

Alicia Eldredge (Arundel), Edinboro University

Nia Smith (Arundel), Coppin State

Jewel Crumbley (Annapolis), Penn State-Harrisburg

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