Six Millbrook athletes have signed to play collegiately in four different sports. In a ceremony held on Wednesday, Chase Fowler, Nichole Mooney, McCaine Brandt, Natalie Brooks, Kyle May, and Harrison Clark signed their National Letter of Intent.
Fowler, a one-year letterwinner for the Men’s Basketball team has signed to play at Pitt Community College. Fowler averaged 10.7 points, and 7.3 rebounds per contest in 2016-17 earning 2nd Team All-Conference merits, and helping lead the Wildcats to its second straight Cap-8 Tournament Championship.
Mooney has been a stalwart in the circle for Millbrook’s Softball team. Having guided the Wildcats to the playoffs in each of her four varsity seasons, Mooney has signed with North Carolina Wesleyan College. Entering this season, the lefthander has thrown 133.1 IP with 92 K’s. At the plate, Mooney earned All-State merits as a sophomore after batting .375 with 16 RBI. She currently holds the school record for career triples.
When asked about signing with the Battling Bishops, Mooney said “Coach (Brackett) has followed my career for a few years now, and the comfort of knowing that Wesleyan has always wanted me as a member of its program attracted me to the school”.
Brandt has signed with Guilford College following a recent third round run in the Women’s Lacrosse playoffs. Brandt saw her numbers skyrocket in 2017 as she more than doubled her junior season output with 35 goals scored. On April 19th, McCaine scored seven goals against Heritage; she finished with 58 in her career.
“Guilford has an outstanding coaching staff. I feel like I can really fit in well with their system, and the players that they have” noted Brandt.
Brooks becomes the third member of her family to graduate from the Women’s Lacrosse program, and advance to play the sport collegiately. Natalie has signed with Division-II Barton College after tallying 70 goals over the final three years of her four-year varsity career. Brooks set a career-high in goals scored with 36 in 2017, including three in a upset victory at New Bern to push the Wildcats into the third round of the playoffs for the first time in school history.
“I chose Barton because I felt like the coach really understood me as a player. While on my visit, I was able to connect with the team well, and I am excited about the challenge of joining a program that is brand new” said Brooks.
Clark has signed with Division-II Belmont Abbey following a successful career for the Millbrook Men’s Soccer Program. After registering only a goal, and four assists during his junior season, Clark found the back of the net nine times during his senior campaign. For good measure he handed out a Cap-8 leading 20 assists, and helped guide the Wildcats to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
“I have grown a lot over the last few years at Millbrook, and I think that Belmont Abbey is a place that I can see myself continuing to grow, not only as a soccer player, but in life. Everybody there as made me feel more than welcome, and I love that.” remarked Clark.
May is another member of the Men’s Soccer program that has signed following a breakout senior season. May put pen to paper on his letter of intent to Randolph College after helping anchor a strong defensive core that only allowed 28 goals in 25 games. On ten occasions, May helped Millbrook hold opponents to zero goals scored in a match. May dished out a pair of assists in his career, and on October 17th he got into the scoring fun with one of Millbrook’s nine goals in a shutout win vs. Wakefield.