St. Georges' seniors Noelle Edwards will play softball for Coppin State (MD) and Alex Ricketts will play soccer for Wilmington University starting in September.
Two St. Georges Tech senior student-athletes have decided where they will continue their academic and athletic careers next year.
Noelle Edwards, a member of the Lady Hawks softball team has signed a letter of intent to attend Coppin State in Baltimore, Maryland this fall to continue her softball career. Edwards is an outfielder and catcher for her team, and stated she would play any position her new coach asks her to play. She is the first Lady Hawk to sign on with a Division 1 college program.
Alex Ricketts was a soccer player for the Hawks this past fall, where he was 1st team All-Blue Hen Conference and 3rd team All-State.Ricketts, who played defender, will stay in Delaware to continue his athletic career. He has signed his letter of intent to play at Wilmington University in New Castle.
During a brief ceremony at the high school Monday afternoon, Edwards thanked her family and her teammates for their love and support, and she took time to thank her coach, Roger Seedorf, " I want to thank Coach Seedorf for helping me develop my skills to become a better athlete and softball player while in high school," she said. Edwards' mother said she was extremely happy for her daughter, "Noelle worked hard to achieve her goals, and this shows what can happen when you work hard at something you love to do."
Ricketts also thanked his family and teammates for their support while attending St. Georges. "I received a lot of positive direction here, and I feel my coach, Justin Null, did a great job. He helped make me grow as an athlete," he said.
Hawks' Athletic Director John Green also expressed his pride in his two young student-athletes."I am very happy for these two young adults. They both helped their teams to Conference championships and they both have helped our young sports program grow in the right direction. These two athletes are tremendous," he said.