10 scholar-athletes sign at Daphne

• Five basketball, one cheer, one football, one soccer and two volleyball players ink collegiate letters at Trojan Hall

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Posted 4/14/18

Ten Daphne High student-athletes (four basketball, two volleyball players volleyball, one cheer, one football and one soccer) were recognized for their accomplishment of making collegiate plans to play sports at the next level April 12 at Trojan Hall. Surrounded by family, friends, teammates,...

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10 scholar-athletes sign at Daphne

• Five basketball, one cheer, one football, one soccer and two volleyball players ink collegiate letters at Trojan Hall

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Daphne, Ala. -- Ten Daphne High student-athletes (four basketball, two volleyball players volleyball, one cheer, one football and one soccer) were recognized for their accomplishment of making collegiate plans to play sports at the next level April 12 at Trojan Hall. Surrounded by family, friends, teammates, Dan Haygood (the Mayor of Daphne), Dr. Meredith Foster (Daphne Principal), Kenny King (Daphne Athletic Director), Daphne Staff, and DHS Athletic Coaches, the athletes signed their letters of intent to officially accept athletic scholarships offered to them by the following colleges/universities:

• Chance Newman (Football) – Virginia Military Institute

o Daphne Head Football Coach, Kenny King on Chance Newman, “I am very

proud of Chance these past few months. He signed with a community college in

February even though his desire was to play Division 1. He stayed humble and

focused and continued to improve during the offseason, and his hard work paid

off in the form of a Division 1 scholarship and I am excited to see him continue to do great things.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to receive this scholarship and play Division 1 football at Virginia Military Institute. I can’t say thank you enough to my parents, family, coaches, and teammates for helping me to achieve my dream.”–  Chance Newman

• Drake Wright (Basketball) – Coastal Alabama Community College

o “This is a great opportunity for Drake. He came to us from Spanish Fort for only a year and I wish we couId have had him for a few more years. However, we are thankful for the time we did have him and look forward to his success at the next level.” Daphne Head Basketball Coach Cedric Yelding.

o “I want to thank Coach Yelding for helping me on the side and believing in me.

When I wanted to give up, he never stopped pushing me. I want to thank my

parents. Also, the team and the whole school for taking me in this year.” – Drake

Wright

• Kendrick Buskey (Basketball) – Gadsden State Community College

o Daphne Head Basketball Coach Cedric Yelding on Kendrick, “Kendrick is a very

good player and a great kid. I’ve watched him grow and improve and I know he

will do great things at Gadsden State.”

o “I would like to thank my family, my brother, and my teammates. I would

especially like to thank Coach Yelding, he has been with me since I was seven.

We had some rough times but he has made me into a great basketball player

and a great person.” – Kendrick Buskey

• Davon McMillan (Basketball) – Coastal Alabama Community College

o “Davon is a young man that is good, smart, and a strong basketball player. He is someone whose work ethic helped him through injuries and setbacks to become a very important part of our team and our success. I am very proud of him,” said Daphne High Head Coach Cedric Yelding.

o “I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity to play and do something I

love. During most of my high school career I was injured but Coach Yelding stuck with me and taught me how to play basketball and to be a young man. I want to thank him, my mother, all of my teachers, and counselors that inspired me and encouraged me to have faith.” – Davon McMillan

• Caylen Kidd (Cheer) – Coastal Alabama Community College

o Daphne Head Cheer Coach Angela Deveney on Caylen, “She is beautiful,

amazing, and talented. She was a varsity cheerleader for three years at Daphne

and was the core of our success. I love her and will miss her, but I am very

excited to watch her continue her cheer legacy at Coastal.”

o “I want to thank my grandparents for going to every cheer practice and

competition and being at every Friday night game. I would like to thank Coach

Deveney for allowing me to cheer and pushing me to do my best. I also would

like to thank my middle school cheer coach Kara Morris for being more than a

cheer coach to me. I want to thank my mother and friends for always pushing

me.” – Caylen Kidd

• Bri Turner (Volleyball) – Coastal Alabama Community College

o Daphne Head Volleyball Coach Monique Williams on Bri, “Bri is an amazing young woman and a talented volleyball player. She leaves Daphne with 1200 kills and I hope that Coastal is ready because they are receiving a phenomenal athlete.”

o “I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play this sport and I honestly could not have done it without my grandparents who were there for me the whole way. I would also like to thank my parents and family for pushing me to be the best I can and my friends for always supporting me.” – Bri Turner

• Sydney Omtvedt (Volleyball) – Southwest Minnesota State University

o “Sydney is going to do great, great things at Southwest Minnesota State. It is a little far and I am disappointed because I won’t be able to come and watch all

of her games. However, I know that the amazing woman and athlete she is will

carry over and continue to take her far on this journey,” Daphne High Head

Volleyball Coach Monique Williams

o “First off, I would like to thank God for giving me the ability to play. I would like to thank my family and my teammates but most importantly my dad, who has been my coach since I could walk.” – Sydney Omtvedt

• Quincy Scott (Basketball) – Coastal Alabama Community College

o Daphne Head Basketball Coach Cedric Yelding on Quincy, “Quincy has been a

dedicated member of our team. He is a hard worker and a strong athlete. I

have no doubts that he will take everything he has gained here at Daphne and

build upon it at Coastal and we are excited for him and his future.”

o “I can’t say thank you enough to God and my Family. I also would like to thank Coach Yelding who has been a father figure to me all these years.” – Quincy Scott

• Jacob Williams (Basketball) – Coastal Alabama Community College

o “Jacob is a special player. His athletic ability and commitment resulted in a

breakout year for him and for our team. The Coastal coaching staff is getting a

great young man and we are excited for him and his future.” – Daphne High

Head Basketball Coach Cedric Yelding

o “I just want to thank everyone that has helped me along this journey. My family, friends, teachers, and teammates have all helped me to reach this point. I am excited to compete at the next level.” – Jacob Williams

• Wesley Perrigrin (Soccer) – University of Mobile

o Daphne High Head Soccer Coach Cameron Williams on Wesley, “He is a stellar

athlete and a great young man. Everything that makes Wesley who he is will

serve him well at the next level and we are excited to see him continue to strive

and succeed at the University of Mobile.”

o “First, I would like to thank God for giving me opportunity to play the beautiful

game. Second, I would like to thank my parents for supporting me all these years. Next, I would like to thank the team for always being there for me and Daphne High for all they have done for me. Also, thanks to Coach Cam for making me a better player and a better person. Go Trojans and Go Rams.” – Wesley Perrigrin