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Riverside has big signing day for 9 students-athletes

By John Clayton, Staff Reporter
Published on Tuesday, November 17, 2015


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• Luke Stageberg, College of Charleston, baseball: Stageberg is a two-time all-region performer at shortstop for the Warriors. He hit .366 as a sophomore and .333 as a junior while batting second in the Riverside order. He also has a .967 fielding percentage over is first two years.

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Riverside scholar athletes who signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent Friday (l-r): Ethan Delahunty, Olivia Norton, Jack Frazier, Faith Moyers, Charlie Jason, Brooke Jordan-Brown, Evans Harrison, Luke Stageberg and Jessica Horomanski.
 

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Riverside scholar athletes who signed their NCAA National Letters of Intent Friday (l-r): Ethan Delahunty, Olivia Norton, Jack Frazier, Faith Moyers, Charlie Jason, Brooke Jordan-Brown, Evans Harrison, Luke Stageberg and Jessica Horomanski.

 

Perfect Game USA, a baseball recruiting service, ranks Stageberg as the No. 64 player overall and the No. 5 shortstop in South Carolina. In the classroom, Stageberg is ranked sixth in the Class of 2016 with a 4.82 GPA and is interested in studying engineering or a related field.

“Luke is one of the best utility players in the state of South Carolina,” said College of Charleston head coach Matt Heath. “He provides another left-handed bat in our lineup. He will also provide another solid option in the infield as a defensive replacement late in games.”

Riverside head coach Travis Pitman praised his senior infielder. “Luke is the player you want up to bat when the game is on the line,” Pitman said. “He works hard and gives the team everything he has every game and every practice.”

• Jessica Horomanski, N.C. State, swimming: Horomanski has helped the Warriors to three-straight girls Class 4A state swimming championships.

At this year’s state meet, she was part of Riverside’s state champion 200-meter medley relay team. Individually, she recorded three runner-up finishes. She also won the 400m individual medley at the 2015 YMCA Long Course National Championship at Indianapolis in August.

Riverside swimming coach Eddie Hughes praised Horomanski’s work ethic over the course of her four-year high-school career.

“Jessica has done a fabulous job and has worked hard for the last four years while she’s been in high school,” Hughes said. “She’s improved every year that she swam, and we look for her to really improve while she’s in college, and she’s going to a heck of a program.”

• Nathan Delahunty, Connecticut, swimming: Delahunty helped the Riverside boys swim team dominate the waters over the course of his career, but missed his senior season due to injury.

He led the Warriors to the Class 4A state title for the second straight year in 2014. As a junior, Delahunty won championships in the 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke.

Hughes said he’s confident that Delahunty can return to top form. “If he works like he always has and he rehabs, (Connecticut) will get a good swimmer,” Hughes said. Delahunty has resumed practicing and is pain-free.

• Jack Frazier, West Virginia, swimming: Frazier captured the state championship in the 100m butterfly and a third in the 200m freestyle while helping Riverside to the Class 4A state championship.

His statistics include personal bests of 49.19 in the 100m butterfly, 1:41.2 in the 200m freestyle and 1:49.81 in the 200m butterfly. He was also part of Riverside’s first-place 200m medley relay team.

“During our recruitment of Jack, I became more and more impressed with his dedication to his family, sport and education,” West Virginia head coach Vic Riggs stated on the schools official athletic website.

“Jack took the time and effort to learn about our program and what we as a team are looking for in a swimmer. I knew all along he was someone we needed to become a Mountaineer. His butterfly and freestyle will be huge assets as we move forward. It will be fun to watch him train with our other fliers as they challenge each other,” stated Riggs.

Frazier told the West Virginia athletic site that that he, “felt the most at home there. Once I stepped on campus, I felt like I was already accepted by the athletes and coaching staff as a Mountaineer.”

• Charlie Jason, Bryant College, swimming: Like Delahunty, Jason will head to the Northeast to continue his swimming and academic careers at Providence, Rhode Island’s Bryant College.

Jason was also a vital cog in Riverside’s past two state championship teams. This season, he was part of the Warriors’ 200m medley relay championship team in October.

Jason also brought home a pair of fourth- and two fifth-place finishes at this year’s state meet.

“Charlie as a swimmer was consistent all the way through,” Hughes said. “He kept improving, and he was a pretty good breaststroker. With Nathan hurt this year, he stepped right into that and that really helped us out.”

 

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