Brevard high school seniors were busy last week during the early period for athletes signing scholarship papers with various universities.
Baseball signings accounted for 11 of them locally, including several to major colleges. Mason Studstill from Rockledge and Luis Curbelo of Cocoa signed to play baseball for the University of Miami. Studstill teammate Drew Parrish is headed to Florida State.
Two state champions signed scholarship papers: Steven Cross and Dani Keymont, both of Merritt Island.
Cross, who announced his decision on the Seminoles home course after winning the Class 3A boys cross country title, officially signed his Florida State papers. Keymont chose the Florida Gators for swimming. She was last year’s Class 2A 100-yard backstroke champion.
Two Viera girls golfers, members of last year’s 3A state championship team and the 2015 third-place team, signed with major programs, Sophie Liu with Iowa and Taylor Rajeski with South Carolina. Liu was the state runner-up this year.
Prolific Merritt Island Christian volleyball player Olivia Powers became a rarity for Brevard on Nov. 13, signing with the beach volleyball program of LSU. Melbourne tennis star Greg Durham chose one of the service academies. He will attend Navy.
Early period signings
Garrett Arnold, MCC lacrosse to Jacksonville
Jenna Barnak, MCC volleyball to Belmont Abbey
Blake Beyel, Cocoa baseball to Palm Beach Atlantic
Alex Brait, Viera baseball to Florida Gulf Coast
Steven Cross, Merritt Island cross country to Florida State
Luis Curbelo, Cocoa baseball to Miami
Chase Cutshall, Melbourne golf to Florida Tech
Tyler Declercq, Rockledge baseball to Polk State
Greg Durham, Melbourne tennis to U.S. Naval Academy
Kyle Forbes, Rockledge lacrosse to Florida Tech
Anna Garrett, Merritt Island volleyball to St. Leo
Cailea Gibbs, Viera volleyball to North Florida
Alexis Gordon, Covenant Christian basketball to Florida International
Dani Keymont, Merritt Island swimming to Florida
Sophie Liu, Viera golf to Iowa
Jordan MacDonald, Titusville swimming to South Carolina
Brady Martello, Rockledge baseball to Seminole State
Molly McLaughlin, Rockledge softball to Stetson
Jackie Mijuskovic, Rockledge softball to Flagler
Drew Parrish, Rockledge baseball to Florida State
Trevor Payne, Rockledge baseball to West Florida
Mark Potter, MCC baseball to Jacksonville
Olivia Powers, MIC volleyball to LSU
Taylor Rajeski, Viera golf to South Carolina
Sebastian Samuels, Viera baseball to Montevallo
Danee Smith, Viera volleyball Keiser to West Palm Beach
Mason Studstill, Rockledge baseball to Miami
Blake Walker, Melbourne baseball to Webber
Skye Zeller, Space Coast cross country to North Florida
Satellite seeks lacrosse coach
Satellite is seeking a boys head lacrosse coach. Interested parties should call Scorps athletic director Linda Anderson at 321-779-2000.
MCC alumni baseball game set
Former Melbourne Central Catholic baseball players are invited to the MCC baseball alumni game on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. at the school’s field. Those interested should contact coach Tom Dooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.