Three Gridders, One Lacrosse Standout Announce Plans



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The the latest Countrywide Signing Working day saw 4 Barnegat Substantial College athletes announce their options subsequent graduation. Three will keep on their sporting activities occupations at school while a single will enroll in preparatory university.
From the soccer team, offensive lineman/defensive lineman T.J. Stokes has fully commited to the College of New Haven in Connecticut although defensive again Andrew Vernieri is heading to Rate University in New York. Quarterback/kicker/punter Matt Xiques is going on to Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y. Tyler Quinn, a standout on the boys lacrosse workforce, is likely to Palm Beach front Atlantic College in Florida.
Rob Davis, who recently stepped down as the Bengals soccer mentor, claimed Stokes and Vernieri will be part of NCAA Division II applications. Both of those athletes could be participating in on the discipline in opposition to every other, considering that the two schools are users of the Northeast-10 Meeting.
“T.J. is 6-4 250 and he has the likely to fill out to 270,” said Davis. “He’s a tricky, actual physical player who need to do perfectly at the subsequent degree.”
Vernieri “was just one of the superior cornerbacks” in the Shore Meeting. His emphasize activity was a few
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interceptions in a win in excess of Shore Regional,” he explained. “During the season, he had five interceptions. He does properly in all phases of the placement and made a large amount of significant performs for us.”
Xiques will benefit from an further calendar year of significant university as a submit graduate, mentioned Davis. “He’s nevertheless rather young and this will assist him strengthen his prospects of receiving into a very good university.” Xiques started out out the season with a bang as he threw four touchdown passes in a 42-7 gain in opposition to Pinelands.
“He came in this article as a junior right after transferring,” he explained. “I would like I had a likelihood to mentor him for four years.”
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The a few represented Davis’ ultimate senior course. “In 14 years of coaching I got 63 youngsters to continue on on to enjoy football in university,” he claimed. “That is a little something I’m most happy of.”
Andrew Villiez, head mentor of the boys lacrosse group, said Palm Beach front University competes in NCAA Division II. He reported Quinn, who performs midfield, really should be in a position to lead promptly at the subsequent stage.
“At Barnegat, he also performed soccer and basketball, and I believe that helped him in lacrosse since he is this sort of a superior athlete. He also played on lacrosse vacation teams and is quite dedicated when it will come to staying in form with his determination to pounds teaching and diet.”
Villiez stated that this yr, he is self-assured there will be a period. “We had five tactics very last yr ahead of the pandemic shut down spring sports,” he mentioned.  —E.E.

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