Four of the area’s top softball players, a tennis player who is undefeated as a high school competitor and a top swimmer are scheduled to sign Wednesday when the NCAA’s early-signing period begins or soon after.
St. Michael the Archangel tennis player Cameron Andry is scheduled sign with LSU at a ceremony set for 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the school. Andry has a 49-0 record for the Warriors and has won three Division II boys singles titles. He was 18-0 as a junior.
Andry won’t be the only local LSU signee. Softball players Akiya Thymes of Brusly and Elyse Thornhill of St. Joseph’s Academy also are scheduled to sign with the Tigers.
Thornhill, an infielder and a first-team all-district player for three seasons is one of four SJA athletes set to sign at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday at the school. Thymes, an all-state outfielder for the Class 3A Panthers, is scheduled to sign at 11:45 a.m. Friday at her school. Thymes has a career batting average of .440 and has stolen 76 of 78 bases during her three-year career.
Another one of the four SJA athletes signing Wednesday also is going to an Southeastern Conference school. Caroline Beene, the 2013 Capital City Swim League Girls MVP, is set to sign with Alabama.
Though she won’t have signing party until next week, St. Amant shortstop Kara Gremillion also is scheduled to sign with Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday.
Gremillion hit .548 with 62 runs scored and 38 RBIs as a junior and is The Advocate’s 2014 Girls Athlete of the Year and the All-Metro softball MVP for Class 5A-4A.
Catholic-Pointe Coupee shortstop Blaire Bass is set to sign with Auburn on Wednesday. Bass helped CHSPC win the school’s first state title in softball in Class 1A as a sophomore. The Hornets were a semifinalist last year.
Another softball player, Denham Springs outfielder Brittany Case, is scheduled to sign with South Carolina Upstate at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Volleyball player Katherine Young (Radford University) and swimmer Mary Claire Beaver (Queens University of Charlotte, N.C.) are the other two St. Joseph’s athletes signing Wednesday. Young was a first-team all-district player as a junior. Beaver has made the CCSL’s All-Metro team the last two seasons.
Three Parkview Baptist athletes are part of a 12:40 p.m. Wednesday signing group — baseball player Adam Tarver (Nicholls State), softball player Morgan Acosta (Harding University) and volleyball player Macey Stock (Southeastern Louisiana University).
Several athletes also are scheduled to sign next week. Zachary High baseball players Cory Musselman (Northwestern State), Evan Pace (SLU) and Micah Mchugh (Ole Miss) are set to sign at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the school.
Three other Denham Springs softball players bound for William Carey — outfielders Harley Crow and Macy Monk, along with third baseman Kaitlin Thompson — have a Tuesday signing party planned.