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Bishop McLaughlin girls soccer F Rickelle Vetzel commits to Florida Southern
Posted Nov 18, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Bishop McLaughlin’s girls soccer program will now have another collegiate soccer player.
Senior Rickelle Vetzel, who has 26 career goals in three seasons with the Hurricanes, has committed to Florida Souther, it was announced via Twitter on Monday evening.
Vetzel, who had a team-high six goals last season and a career-high 13 goals in 2011-12 season, leads the Hurricanes, who are, unfortunately, 0-5 this season and have been outscored 30-1.
Vetzel will join former Hurricane soccer player Spencer Valdespino in the college ranks, while the latter was just named 2013 Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year after scoring a conference-high 37 points and 16 goals to lead Nicholls State to a program-best 12 wins, six conference wins and its first winning season since the team started in 1998.
Florida Southern is a Divison II college in Lakeland, and the Mocs women’s soccer teams finished this season 5-11-4.
Pasco High INF Lane Stancil to join brother on Saint Leo’s baseball team
Posted Nov 16, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Nov 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM
It will be a local reunion.
Pasco senior pitcher and infielder Lane Stancil will be reunited with his brother next year after he signs his letter of intent to play with Saint Leo baseball on Monday at 11 a.m, his father, Mel, told the Tampa Tribune on Friday night.
Older brother, Cole, who is also a former Pirates baseball player, drove in 12 RBI in just 64 at bats as a sophomore outfielder for the Division-II Lions that went 35-14-1 and last season.
Lane, who helped guide the Pirates to a Class 5A-District 8 championship this past season, batted .429 with 24 RBI, 13 doubles and three homers while also scoring a team-high 28 runs.
The Stancil brothers last played together at Pasco in 2011 when Cole was a senior and Lane was a freshman in the Class 4A region quarterfinal the Pirates lost to Brooksville Hernando.
Mitchell ace, infielder Cobi Johnson to sign with Florida State on Friday
Posted Nov 16, 2013 by Mike Camunas
Updated Nov 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM
This year just keeps getting better and better for Mitchell standout baseball player Cobi Johnson.
The senior, who played in both the Rawlings Perfect Game All-American Classic at PETCO Park and the 2013 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field over the summer, will also sign his letter of intent to play for Florida State during a signing ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria, Mustangs coach Scot Wilcox told the Tampa Tribune on Friday evening.
Plus, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound pitcher and infielder, is one of the top high-school draft prospects in the nation thanks to his low 90s fastball and solid curveball.
Johnson, who helped guide the Mustangs to a 24-6 season en route to their first region final appearance in program history, is the reigning Pasco Tribune Prep Baseball Player of the Year after batting .426 for 34 RBI, 16 doubles and two homers, as well as posting a 10-2 record, while striking out 103 and walking just 14 on the mound.
Fivay F/C Alicia Artley surpasses 1,000-career points
Posted Nov 13, 2013 by Andy Villamarzo
Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Fivay has its first girls basketball player to score more than 1,000 points in a prep career.
Falcons senior forward/center Alicia Artley passed the 1,000-point plateau by scoring 18 points vs. Anclote in Tuesday’s 57-16 season-opening win, according to Fivay coach Greg Bollinger.
According to Bollinger, Artley has led Fivay (1-0) in scoring since the school opened in 2010. Artley had her best season as a junior in 2012-13 when she averaged 18 points and 13.8 rebounds per game.
Land O’ Lakes’ state-qualifying swimmer Jocelyn Williams commits to FAU
Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Andy Villamarzo
Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM
One of Land O’ Lakes’ top swimmers will be moving onto the next level, as senior Jocelyn Williams committed to Florida Atlantic University, according to Land O’ Lakes athletic director Karen Cross.
Williams has been a force in the pool for the Gators the past couple of seasons, including an impressive senior season this year. Williams qualified for the Class 2A state finals in the 100 breaststroke as well as claiming a district crown in the 200 IM at the Class 2A-District 6 meet.
Williams also becomes the Gators’ first college commitment for the 2013 class.
The Owls, in their first season in Conference USA, gets their swimming and diving season into full swing later this month.