Ceremonies Held for Area Players as NCAA’s Early Signing Period Begins


November 15 - Many area players who are signing to play collegiately on athletic scholarships had ceremonies held as the NCAA’s week-long early signing period opened on Wednesday.

Thus far, 22 player from the magazine’s 86-school coverage area in Northern Virginia are bound to play at the Division I level.

Several schools have multiple players bound for Division I programs, including: Battlefield’s Zach Agnos (East Carolina) and Carter Cunningham (Gardner-Webb); Centreville’s Hunter Bell (Virginia Commonwealth) and Derek Haynie (Hofstra); Riverside’s Sajon Belser (College of Charleston) and Carson Swank (Yale); West Potomac’s Jimmy Curley (High Point) and Tyler Rulapaugh (George Mason); and Woodgrove’s Brady Drawbaugh (Mount St. Mary’s) and Nick Lockhart (Virginia Tech).

Other Division I-bound area players include: C.D. Hylton’s Nick Ericsson (Virginia Commonwealth); Colonial Forge’s Jake Wortman (Bucknell); Fairfax’s Dylan Wilkinson (Maryland-Baltimore County); Freedom-South Riding’s Ben Williamson (William & Mary); Highland School’s Joe DeBardi (Mount St. Mary’s); Lake Braddock’s Lyle Miller-Green (George Mason); Loudoun County’s Donovan Burke (James Madison); Loudoun Valley’s Michael Grupe (Virginia Tech); Oakton’s Seth Richards (Villanova); Paul VI Catholic’s Cortland Lawson (Tennessee); Potomac’s Brody Mack (William & Mary); and Robinson’s Ethan Rothstein (James Madison).

Below are photos submitted for those who have had signing ceremonies this week. We will post on Twitter and update our story as other ceremonies are held and photos are submitted.