Programs

MAY 2016

Three Vikings sign National Letters of Intent

Morrill, Rhodes, Villaman, viking studentsThree student-athletes from St. Johns River State College recently signed National Letters of Intent, advancing their academic and baseball careers to the university level.

Infielder Collin Morrill, a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, will be attending the University of New Orleans. Morrill, who has played 26 games for the 2015-2016 season, has a .926 fielding percentage and a .300 batting average with 15 runs, 5 doubles, 3 stolen bases and 6 RBIs.

Outfielder Matthew Rhodes, of Fayetteville, Georgia, is headed to Coastal Carolina to study business. Rhodes, who has played 32 games for the 2015-2016 season, has a .981 fielding percentage and a .296 batting average with 27 runs, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 24 RBIs.

Infielder Omar Villaman, of Kissimmee, Florida, has signed with Florida Southern College, where he intends to study business. Villaman, who has played 48 games for the 2015-2016 season, has a .973 fielding percentage with 26 double plays. His batting average is .401 with 57 runs, including 12 doubles, 4 triples, 5 stolen bases, 3 home runs and 40 RBIs.

Ross Jones, SJR State athletic director and head baseball coach said, "These young men have represented our college and community in a first-class and highly-principled manner and will continue to do so at the next level. We look forward to their continued growth and success.”

PHOTO CAPTION:
SJR State Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones and SJR State President Joe Pickens stand with three Viking baseball players who recently signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at the university level. From left are Omar Villaman, Matthew Rhodes and Collin Morrill.