High school signing capsules

Eastside volleyball player Alex Mueller, center, signs with Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday at the school's media center. She is flanked on the left by her mother, Leza Mueller, and on the right by her sister, Samanntha Mueller.

Staff photo by Larry Savage
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:22 p.m.

Courtney Dollison

School: P.K. Yonge Sport: Basketball Position: Forward Height: 5-foot-9

College chosen: Eastern Wyoming (Torrington, Wy.)

Other schools considered: Alcorn State, Webber International

Stats: A first-team all-area player who averaged 10.0 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.3 apg., 4.7 spg., for the 21-7 Blue Wave; had a game-high 23 points in a two-point loss (62-60) at state champion Daytona Beach Father Lopez in the 3A regional finals

Quotable: “The players and coaches there were nice. They have good basketball program as well as a school. I think I will fit right into their program. I will always remember my players, who were like my sisters, at P.K. Yonge. And will remember winning state last year.” — Courtney Dollison

Lake Hart

School: Santa Fe Sport: Baseball Position: Catcher Height: 5-foot-10

College chosen: South Georgia College (Douglas, Ga.)

Other schools considered: Flagler College, St. Johns College, Florida State College

Stats: Batted .296 with three home runs, five doubles and 16 runs batted in for the Raiders, who went 13-12 this season.

Quotable: “I liked the campus when I visited and it felt like it fit me. They don't have a catcher returning, so they are looking for me to be the starter. I will always remember the district championship my sophomore year and all the friends I've made at Santa Fe.”— Lake Hart

Alex Mueller

School: Eastside Sport: Volleyball Position: Setter Height: 5-foot-7

College chosen: Fairleigh Dickinson (Teaneck, N.J.)

Other schools considered: University of Florida (academics), Midway College (Ky.), Grinnell College (Iowa)

Stats: A two-time first team all-area player who in two years had 917 assists, 272 digs, 154 kills, 276 service points, 71 aces, and 46 blocks. Led the Rams to a district title and the regional quarterfinals during her senior season. Has a 4.6 GPA in Eastside's IB program and plans to major in biochemistry.

Quotable: “I got on the campus and I clicked with the girls automatically. The coach has always been nice and has emailed me. It felt like family up there. If I am going to move so far away, way not make it feel like family. What I will remember from Eastside is playing with Em (Emma Lannon) for four years, we were district champs this year and last year, which was huge for us. I have literally had a different coach every year.”— Alex Mueller

Jurnee Pettigrew

School: Eastside Sport: Basketball Position: Forward Height: 5-foot-10

College chosen: Webber International (Babson Park)

Other schools considered: East Georgia, University of North Florida

Stats: A two-time first team all-area player who had 12.0 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 1.8 spg., had 17 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in a loss at Buchholz during her senior season, in which the Rams reached the the regional quarterfinals.

Quotable: “I liked the environment at Webber, everything was good there. The players and coaches I met were nice. And they offered sports management, which is what I plan to major in. I will always remember when we reached the second round of the state playoffs my junior year. Also the time I scored 24 points and had 24 rebounds against Leesburg that year.”— Jurnee Pettigrew

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