April 19, 2018
Four Prince Athletes Sign to Play College Sports
Four Prince Avenue Christian School seniors signed this week to continue their athletic careers in college. Prince Avenue has now signed 14 senior athletes this school year, an impressive statistic for a small private Christian school.
Daniel Calderon signed to play soccer with North Greenville University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II school participating in Conference Carolinas. Prince Head Coach Toby Tate spoke to the importance of Daniel’s leadership on the team. “Daniel is a smart, hardworking athlete, and it will be hard to replace him next year. His positive attitude and leadership skills will be missed. I am very excited to see him take on the challenge at the next level and to see how God will use him at NGU!” NGU’s Head Soccer Coach, Bill Martin, was in attendance for Daniel’s signing.
Rebekah Haynes signed to run track at Georgia State University, an NCAA Division I school participating in the Sunbelt Conference. Prince Head Coach Josh Dillard explains that Rebekah’s talent has made coaching her an easy job. “Rebekah has taken pride in track for as long as I’ve known her and has been willing to put work in year-round in order to better times. Realizing she is only going to get out of this sport what effort she puts in, Rebekah has worked extremely hard which has brought her much success.” Rebekah has been to the state finals the last 2 years in the 100 Meter Dash and made the finals in the 200 Meter Dash last year. She has hopes of making it to the finals in her final year at Prince in both events.
Luke McDevitt signed to play baseball at Young Harris College, an NCAA Division II school who competes in the Peach Belt Conference. Prince Head Coach Phil Roberts describes Luke’s talent as a good fit for Young Harris. “Young Harris is a great program with a strong athletic and academic reputation. Luke has been an asset to the Prince Avenue baseball program for four years and has earned the right to compete at the collegiate level.”
Trey Felt signed to play baseball at Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia. Gordon competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and is known as one of the best baseball programs in Georgia. Prince Head Coach Phil Roberts explains the value of this opportunity for Trey. “Gordon’s baseball program is known for two things: competing for championships and placing players at four-year colleges to extend their baseball careers. Trey has been a great player for Prince Avenue and will continue to develop at the junior college level.”
Congratulations to these athletes on their success athletically and academically as they approach graduation and begin their college careers.
Prince Head Coach Toby Tate, Daniel Calderon, Prince Head Coach Josh Dillard, Rebekah Haynes,
and NGU Head Coach Bill Martin. and Prince Sprinter's Coach Austin Wilder
Luke McDevitt with his mother, Tracey McDevitt. Prince Head Coach Phil Roberts with Trey Felt.