HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Five Hartsville High School seniors signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics in four different sports.
Trea Hannibal will play basketball at the University of South Carolina; Emma Charles will play golf at Anderson; Jessica McWhorter will play softball at Coker College; Mitchell Vance will play golf at Francis Marion University, and Tessa Fonteneau will play soccer at Erskine College.
Trea Hannibal attracted the most attention from the allure of playing for the Gamecocks.
He had a 16.6 scoring average to go with 8.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists from last year’s high school season. He has also played club ball, but those stats were not available
He said he was not going to redshirt his freshman year, and expects to be getting floor time from the beginning.
“Its home for me and I appreciate them for even giving me the opportunity to play for them,” Hannibal said. “I just feel blessed to be playing basketball right now.”
McWhorter played catcher last season and still has the upcoming season to add to her accomplishments
She has a .290 lifetime batting average; she has a 93 percent throw-our rate on attempted steals; she is a four-time all-region selection, and she also has a 91 percent fielding rating.
Fonteneau is entering her senior year and this is what she has accomplished prior to this spring’s season.
Fonteneau has scored 78 goals and has 25 assists in her first three seasons (eight goals away from the school record). She is a three time all-region team and a region player of the year, a MaxPreps national player of the week and three-time Offense MVP.
Charles is just three weeks removed from becoming the Class 4A state individual champion while leading the Lady Foxes to a fifth place team finish at the state finals.
Charles is two-time region player of year; four-time all conference selectee; a Lower State runner up in 2018 and the State Champion Class 4A in 2018. She is state ranked in the Top 15 in SCJGA.
Mitchell has yet to play his senior season with the Red Foxes.
Mitchell had a good off-season winning one tournament and placing in a couple others. He is looking forward to his senior year.