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Colleges stock up on signees

February 7, 2014
By JIM LINETTE ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

National signing day is not just for football players. Though 11 student athletes put their name on national football letters-of-intent Wednesday at their respective school ceremonies, there were three signees advancing their soccer careers and two signed baseball scholarships.

The ceremonies brought the student's families to the celebration as well as coaches, teammates, classmates and school administrators.

Mariner soccer standout Patrick (P.K.) Kibler pledged his college future with a scholarship to Newberry College in South Carolina. Luis Ferrer signed a baseball scholarship with Polk State College in Winter Haven.

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Mariner senior soccer standout Patrick Kibler (center) is all smiles after signing his letter-of-intent to attend and play soccer at Newberry College in South Carolina. At his side are his parents Mark and Kerri. More photos are available online at:

At Cape Coral, three football players put their names on scholarship letters. Offensive lineman James Hall is heading to Towson University in Maryland, runningback Eamon Smart signed with Catawba College in North Carolina and defensive lineman Curtis Young will attend Stetson University in Deland.

At Island Coast, two athletes will continue their football careers at the next level. Christian Diaz signed with Catawba College and Christian Banasiak will go to South Dakota State. Also, soccer player Sydni Brookhouser signed with Southeastern University in Lakeland and Nikko Rodriguez decided that Florence Darlington Tech in South Carolina is where he wants to continue his baseball career.

Last week, Gators baseball coach Clinton Montgomery said underclassman Anthony Churlin has verbally committed to Central Florida.

At Ida Baker, four athletes signed college offers. Soccer standout Franny Farella chose to take her skills to Delaware State University. Three classmates accepted football offers with Trayvon Clarke bound for the U.S. Naval Academy, Roy Denson headed to Ball State University in Indiana and Levi Walton is westward bound to the University of Arizona.

At North Fort Myers, three football players were celebrated. Chase Smith is headed to Heidelberg University in Ohio, Matt Edwards will attend Stetson and Brian Byrd will stay in Southwest Florida at Ave Maria University.



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