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Southern athletes set college-playing plans

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By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Members of the senior class at Southern Alamance will go on to play collegiately in six different sports.

Those destinations were solidified during a recent assembly to announce the commitments, though a couple of Division I signings took place in the fall.

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Girls’ soccer players Alexis Cagno to Lenoir-Rhyne and Olivia Parsley to Lees-McRae are joining Division II programs. Cagno was the Patriots’ leader in goals.

Alexis Cagno
Olivia Parsley

Two volleyball players plan to extend their playing careers, with Caitlyn Russell going to Meredith College, and Abby Carver selecting Wake Tech.

Caitlyn Russell
Abby Carver

From the girls’ basketball team, MeiLani Patterson is heading to Johnson Community College, and Ashlyn Tinnin is set to go to Central Carolina Community College.

MeiLani Patterson
Ashlyn Tinnin

Softball players Emma Greeson to William Peace and Jayden Smith to Ferrum intend to extend their playing days.

Emma Greeson
Jayden Smith

Football lineman Will Brown, a transfer from Graham, selected Guilford College.

Will Brown

Outfielder Chase Moore of the baseball team is heading to Brunswick Community College. He played his senior season this year while undergoing treatments for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Chase Moore

See earlier story on Chase Moore’s comeback in battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: https://alamancenews.com/southern-baseball-player-deals-with-hodgkins-lymphoma/


In the fall, softball infielder Greta Hessenthaler signed to play for Elon and baseball pitcher Nathan Teague signed to play for Vanderbilt.


See earlier coverage on fall signings, including both Hessenthaler and Teague:

Teague: https://alamancenews.com/high-school-athletes-sign-to-play-sports-at-colleges-across-country/

Hessenthaler: https://alamancenews.com/two-seniors-sign-for-softball-track-field/

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