Tennis/softball signing capsules

Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.


School: Gainesville

Sport: Tennis

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 150 pounds

College chosen: University of North Florida

Other schools considered: UNC-Wilmington; Wake Forest.

Stats: The Sun's 2011 boys tennis player of the year was 20-1 and the Class 3A state runner-up at No. 2 singles last spring. Goldberg is a three-time first-team all-area selection.

Quotable: "Relief. It has been a long process, the college process, the recruiting process and just the whole tennis process playing competitive tennis for eight years. The ultimate goal was to play college tennis and hopefully at a Division-1 school. I am really excited to finally sign the letter and to see that I have met my goals. The players when I took my visit were really great. The main thing was the coach Adam Schaechterle. He is a great coach and one of the nicest guys I have ever met. The facilities and everything about UNF just felt right and when I got there it just seemed like the right place to go." — Zach Goldberg.

- Cliff Olsen


School: Buchholz

Sport: Softball

Position: Pitcher

Height: 5-foot-8

College chosen: University of West Florida

Other schools considered: Pensacola State; Valdosta State

Quotable: "Relief and it was emotional. I still have to work hard, but just knowing that I have got a scholarship to play softball at a school that offered me the classes and the career options that I wanted was great. I had a stress fracture on my rib and I missed all of last season. It did make it a little difficult because I was behind a season in the recruiting process. When I came back, I worked to the best of my ability and let the coaches know that I am ready to be looked at and that I am ready to play. It felt great to be able to know that I can stay mentally tough and bounce back from the injury and still be able to get the scholarship. It has always been my goal to play college softball.” — Jessica Wilkinson.

- Cliff Olsen


School: Suwannee

Sport: Softball

Position: Middle infielder

Height: 5-foot

College chosen: Stetson University

Other schools considered: Florida Gulf Coast University; Florida State; South Florida.

Stats: A first-team all-area selection a year ago, she hit .486 with nine doubles and led the area with 29 stolen bases, as the Bulldogs reached the regional playoffs. TenBroeck was also named the FACA District 4-5A player of the year.

Quotable: "I was relieved everything was done and everything was coming that I was looking forward to. I was excited that I reached my goal. It was all the hard work and years of softball that I have had to play to work up for that moment. The academics were phenomenal there, they are ranked third in the southeast region. It is an older school and the campus itself is nice. I also love the coaching staff there. It is great, there is no pressure on me. It is just to get better, but I don't have to prove myself to anyone anymore.” — Jessie TenBroeck.

- Cliff Olsen

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