Wednesday was National Signing Day for local high school athletes, and this one was different.
Instead of gathering in a gym or auditorium to sign in front of friends and family, many students had to sign at home, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But for the four signees at Charlotte Latin School, the Hawks’ athletic staff tried to give them a signing day to remember.
The coach of each team traveled to the players’ home, along with four members of the Hawks athletic staff, including athletic director David Gatoux. There were friends and family at each stop, and everyone made an effort to practice social distancing.
“We all stayed down the street or at the edge of the yard,” Latin assistant athletic director Angel Trimble said. “We always do these in our theater at school and it’s usually jam-packed with friends and family and coaches. We make a bit-to-do about it and we didn’t want these four guys to miss out on that. We wanted to give them a taste of it.”
Here are reported signees Wednesday.
ALEXANDER CENTRAL: Garrett Martin, football, Emory & Henry; Logan Ellis, XC & Track, Lenoir Rhyne.
CHARLOTTE LATIN: Worth Hinshaw, cross country & track, Denison University; RJ Johnson, basketball, College of the Holy Cross; Bennett Smith, football, University of Pennsylvania; Charles Watson, football, Furman University.
CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY: Edward Dellinger, Football, Purdue University (PWO); Sam Gilbert, Football, Hamilton College; Stephen Payne, Football, Tulane University (PWO); Jack Stajos, Men’s Track & Field, Davidson College; Julian Swann, Football, University of North Carolina-Charlotte (PWO); Andrew Wilks, Football, Tulane University (PWO).
CHRIST THE KING: Sarah Wilson, softball, Montreat.
COVENANT DAY: Edwin Barnes, football, Duke University (PWO); Lawson Brantley, swimming, Washington and Lee University; Brayden Lauletta, swimming, Rhodes College.
MOUNTAIN ISLAND CHARTER: Durrell Johnson, football, Hampton; Elijah Burris, football, Hampton; Christian Sellers, football, Elizabeth City; Joshua McGrew, football, Johns Hopkins; Jordan Marshall, football, Gardner Webb; Chase Marsh, football, Gardner Webb; Ethan Nowlin, football, Concordia University; Laken Gallman, soccer, University of Tampa; Anna Beaver, volleyball, Pfeiffer University; Tyler Sellers, baseball, Wake Tech; Michael McRorie, baseball, Caldwell College; Lauren Engel, softball, Greensboro College; Savanna Doyle, softball; Caldwell College.
PROVIDENCE: Nathan Ford, Babson College, swimming; Joe Dalrymple, Lee University, Soccer; Colin Browning, Oglethorpe College, Golf; Cameron Mulkey, Cape Fear, Basketball; Charles Stamps, Belmont Abby, tennis; Catherine Lamm, Sewanee, Lacrosse; Will McCoy, Elon University, Football; Nimeesha Coleman, Liberty University, Track.
PROVIDENCE DAY: Giorgio Antonacci, football, Washington and Lee University; Carter Blessing, lacrosse, Nazareth College; Nina-Simone Clark, basketball, Bridgewater College; Mac Hale, lacrosse, Washington College; Jason Krell, cross country/track, University of Louisville; Andi Levitz, basketball, Skidmore College; Will Mann, lacrosse, Sewanee, University of the South; MiLeia Owens, basketball, Francis Marion University.
SOUTH MECK: Kaitlyn Little, Soccer, Appalachian State; Girah Durant, Soccer, Queens University; Jaclyn Feit, Basketball, Franklin & Marshall; Shakyra Harley, Basketball, Winthrop; Eli Shenise, Baseball, Erskine College; Tyler Monaco, Baseball, Ohio Wesleyan; Bo Davidson, Baseball, Guilford Tech; Adam Charlton, Soccer, Belmont Abbey.
VICTORY CHRISTIAN: Seth Smith, St. Andrews, Basketball.
*PWO denotes preferred walk-on