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Williams, Western athletes confirm college choices


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Several Williams High School seniors signed national letters-of-intent or announced commitments to pursue their athletic careers at the college level next year.

The list includes a few intending to play football.

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• Nasir Price has picked Division II Catawba as his destination to play football. He’s projected to play cornerback for Catawba.

Nasir Price

• Brick Bowen will go to Division II Lenoir-Rhyne as a kicker. Bowen is also an outfielder on the Williams baseball team.

Brick Bowen

• Clifton Davis Jr., a cornerback, accepted a spot as a preferred walk-on at North Carolina Central. He played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in December. He was also a 2022 track and field state placer in the 400 meters and the 1,600 relay in Class 3-A.

Clifton Davis, Jr.

• Offensive lineman Michael Steele III has committed to Division III Randolph-Macon in Ashland, Virginia.

Michael Steele, III

• Track and field standout Jake Marquis is set to compete at Division II Wingate. He specializes in middle distance running events and participated on the Bulldogs’ Class 3-A state runner-up 1,600-meter relay last year. He was also a receiver for the Williams football team.

Jake Marquis

• Tristan Gallovich is going to NAIA member St. Andrews in Laurinburg to play men’s lacrosse.

Tristan Gallovich

• Ethan George is heading to Division III Guilford College to play baseball. He’s a shortstop.

Ethan George

• Claire Wagner is going to Division III Meredith College in Raleigh to play women’s soccer. She’s a forward and midfielder for the Bulldogs.

Claire Wagner


Western duo picks lacrosse designations
Two Western Alamance captains on the boys’ lacrosse team have signed to play in college for Division II programs.

Tanner Stout is going to Catawba after signing during the autumn signing period. He scored 2.4 goals per game last season, when he led the team in ground balls.

Matthew White is set to play at Limestone. Limestone has won five Division II national championships, most recently in 2017.

[Story continues below photos of Stout and White.]

Tanner Stout
Matthew White

Both players are attackmen and midfielders.

Catawba, which is in Salisbury, and Limestone, located in Gaffney, South Carolina, are both members of the South Atlantic Conference.

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