RALEIGH, NC - As the push into the postseason continues, Montreat College senior Erik Rodriguez (SR/Euless, Texas) is still heating up the track and making strides. On Friday, the senior competed at the NC State Last Chance Qualifier. In a field of some top talent that included two-time World Championships participant Robby Andrews, Rodriguez placed tenth in the 800m with a new personal best time of 1:55.28.
Rodriguez will get one more opportunity to lower his time when he competes at the North Carolina A&T Aggie Invitational on Sunday, May 15th.
Montreat College head tennis coach Andrew Cobb has announced the signing of Jacob Summerville to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2016.
Summerville is currently a senior at Rockmart High School where is a four-year letterman in tennis. He has primarily played in the #1 singles spot for Rockmart. His overall record in high school tennis is 38-21, helping lead his team to the state playoffs the past 4 years.
"I think Jacob will be a great asset to our men's team. He is a great listener and wants to improve and that combination is what I look for in any incoming player," Coach Cobb said. "He will deepen our line-up and help build a strong foundation moving forward."
Summerville's private coach, Adam Rogers, said, "Jacob's leadership and success throughout high school will make him a valuable asset to the Cavaliers."
Montreat - Kyndell Overton, a talented attackman from Baltimore County's Landsdowne High School, has committed to attend Montreat College and join the men's lacrosse team this fall. The versatile Overton also played center for the Vikings' basketball team and is eager to arrive at Montreat this fall.
"I'm very excited to start the new season down at Montreat with my new teammates. I feel like we're building something special and I'm excited to be a part of it," said Kyndell.
Head coach Will McMinn praised the arriving freshman, "Kyndell is an athlete of the highest order. If he had started playing lacrosse at a younger age, there is no question in my mind that he would have been scooped up by a Division I program. We are very fortunate to have such an excellent man of character join our fall 2016 recruiting class. His priorities - which include academics, growing in his faith, and contributing to the growth of something special - make Kyndell an excellent fit for Montreat, and for our lacrosse program."