Spring Sports Athletes Commit At Signing Day Ceremony

Savannah Mitchell, Reporter

Spring sports athletes signed commitment letters to their universities in the auditorium on April 12.

Brigid Gavin (‘17) will continue her lacrosse and academic career at Lynchburg College. Coming into high school, she didn’t even realize playing in college was an option, as girls lacrosse was a new sport in the county.

“I was just grateful there was a team starting when I moved here. I don’t think I even heard of college lacrosse until sophomore year,” Brigid said.

Brigid has been playing lacrosse for the past 6 years both on travel and high school teams. Being on multiple teams has widened Gavin’s world view and brought many influential people in her life to push her.

“My coaches for high school taught me self-discipline, composure, and how to be a team player,” said Brigid. “My travel coaches helped shape that to teach me how to present myself as the type of player and person college coaches would want on their team.”

Logan Barker (‘17) has been playing baseball for 9 years and will continue his athletic and academic career at Liberty University.

Logan knew he wanted to continue his baseball career into college, and had his standards high. However, it was a rocky progress from start to beginning with him finding the perfect school.

“After being decommitted by Marshall, I felt like all the pressure plus even more was put on me again,” Logan said.

Both athletes said that finding an environment that balanced both their academic and athletic wants and needs was a challenge. There were the pressures of finding a school that was in their price range, in their reach, and that overall made them excited to go to college.

Logan said he chose Liberty because of “the players and students I would be around for the next 4 years, and how they would push me to strive to be a better person and player than I am when first step onto campus.”