FORT MILL – — Four Fort Mill Yellow Jackets will be taking their games to the next level after signing college scholarships.
A swimmer, a lacrosse player and two baseball players signed letters of intent during a Wednesday signing ceremony at the school.
Three of the four signees still have their senior seasons to play ahead of them. The one that doesn’t is swimmer Michelle Case, who just finished her senior season.
Case will be swimming at Campbell University and is one of the more highly decorated swimmers to come out of Fort Mill. A member of five state champion relay teams over the past three years, the most recent one setting a new state record, Case also finished second in the 100-freestyle event at this past year’s state championship meet and received the Most Valuable Swimmer award for Fort Mill in 2011 and 2013.
Case chose Campbell over Carson-Newman University and College of Charleston. She plans on majoring in exercise science.
"Campbell seemed like a perfect fit for me," she said. "I loved the campus and the team atmosphere."
Case said she also had interest from Division II and Division III schools, but her interest wasn’t there. She will be concentrating on swimming the 200-butterfly and freestyle sprint events like the 50 and 100.
Kirsten Terry will be heading to Limestone College to play lacrosse.
The college won’t be that new to her as she has been attending lacrosse camps there since she was in the sixth grade.
"Nothing I went too felt as good as Limestone," she said. "It gave me the best opportunity lacrosse wise."
Terry enters he senior season as a three-year started for Fort Mill having helped lead the Lady Jackets to the state championship her sophomore year by scoring the game winning goals in double overtime of the Upper State championship and the game winner in overtime of the State championship with nine seconds remaining.
She has been a three time All-State selection and currently holds school records for assist, points, points per game and shooting percent, just to name a few.
Terry had looked at the University of Tampa, the University of Cincinnati and Presbyterian College as well. She plans on being a pre-med major.
The two baseball players signing from Fort Mill are Jaden Savage and Brett Netzer. The pair have been playing together the past three seasons and now will become opponents after their senior season. Netzer signed to play with Charlotte and Savage will be playing at USC-Upstate.
Netzer was an All-Region selection in 2012 and 2013 and last year hit .377 with three home runs and had 26 hits. He picked UNCC over the College of Charleston.
"I really liked the new facilities and the coaches were great," he said.
Netzer will be majoring in business and marketing and said he is glad he got to sign with a good friend like Savage.
"It’s really a pleasure signing with Jaden," he said.
Savage echoed his friend.
"Brett is one of my best friends," he said.
Savage, who plans on majoring in business management or sports marketing, hit .433 last season and was also part of the All-Region team. He picked USC-Upstate over Presbyterian College and High Point University.
"It was good opportunity for me," he said. "It was a good fit athletically. They have a great coaching staff and it feels like a great family atmosphere."