Signing Day At Apex
On Wednesday, May 18th, the lives of tens of thousands of young men and women were changed when they sign with the schools of their choice. Wednesday marks the spring national signing day where athletes signed their letters of intent to play for schools in the future. Here at Apex we had four athletes signing on Wednesday. Zach Lowe signed with Mercer University located in Georgia; Hudson Thomas signed with Barton in Wilson, North Carolina; Heather Levesque signed with LaSalle College in Philadelphia; Maddie Degnan signed with Rollins College in Florida; Max Ayers signed with University of Colorado Mesa, and Viana
First up is Zach Lowe. I spoke to Zach Lowe before his commitment; Zach plays slot receiver for Apex football. When asked about some of the biggest reasons, he committed to Mercer, he said, “I love the school and how it allows me to focus on my school work as well as football. It’s also a larger non-G5 school that still plays major programs.” Mercer this year plays Ole Miss in week 2, WCU in week 10, and Citadel in week 11. On top of that Zach said, “I love the location in the south in Georgia, and it has a great environment and atmosphere around it.”
Second to commit was Hudson Thomas who played defensive end and linebacker at Apex. Hudson is committing to Barton football along with fellow Cougars Ian Bright, Trey Barbee, and Jack Welch. When asked about the biggest factor with his commitment, he said, “I’ve got friends there. I love the team; they have great facilities, and it doesn’t hurt that Barton is close to home.” I also asked about his favorite memory from football here at Apex, and he said it was “our win against Fuquay and the six- game win streak that followed.”
Moving away from football were two swim athletes signing with schools. First up was Heather Levesque; Heather does the 100 and 200 backstroke in swim. She committed to La-Salle University in Orlando. When asked about the factors in her commitment to LaSalle, she said, “I really like the coach’s philosophy as well as the team environment and the location. After Heather was Max ayers. Max signed with University of Colorado Mesa and does the 50,100,200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke,.
We also had an athlete from our softball team sign. Maddie Degnan is a pitcher on our softball team. When asked about things that influenced her signing at Rollins, she said, “I love the location as it’s in Florida. I have known the coach for several years, and he was great at helping me through this process, and I love the environment around the team. I also asked what her favorite place on campus was, and she said that it’s “the pool right outside my dorm”.
There was also a a surprise commitment from recent transfer Viana Liquorie who committed to Bridgewater College in Virginia. Viana is a senior transfer from Winston Churchill High School from Maryland; she was the captain of their volleyball team when they made it to Maryland high school volleyball state semifinals.
We here at Legacy wish all our Cougars the best at their future endeavors athletically and academically at their colleges of choice!