Keeping up


By Barbara Boxleitner

Special to the Recorder

Kevin Alvarez has continued his baseball career beyond college.

The Bartram Trail High School graduate played third base for Santa Fe of the professional independent Pecos League. He hit .293 in 48 games. He had 13 home runs and 36 runs batted in.

The 24-year-old competed for Averett University.


University of North Carolina senior Lucas Crowley has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, an award recognizing the best collegiate center. He played for Allen D. Nease High School.

Ponte Vedra High graduate Casey Barker is a redshirt freshman defensive lineman for Coastal Carolina University.Also from the Sharks, Dillon Bates is a redshirt sophomore linebacker for University of Tennessee.

Past Shark Kyle Chung is a redshirt junior offensive lineman for Virginia Tech.

Previously at Bartram Trail, Michael Clarke is a freshman defensive back for Bentley University.

Men’s golf

Ponte Vedra product Logan Membrino is a freshman for Elon University.

Men’s soccer

Nease alumnus Joshua Castellanos has been named to the preseason all-Atlantic Sun Conference team. The junior midfielder transferred to University of North Florida from Trinity Baptist College. He had three goals and two assists in 17 games last year for the Ospreys and earned all-conference second-team recognition.

Women’s soccer

Florida Atlantic University redshirt senior defender Erica Burt has been named to the preseason all-Conference USA team. The Ponte Vedra graduate also was one of three named as preseason conference defensive players of the year.

Bartram Trail graduate Kit Loferski is a freshman forward for University of Florida.

Women’s volleyball

Savannah Murray is a freshman libero and defensive specialist for University of South Carolina. She competed for Bartram Trail.

Nicole Williams is a junior right side hitter for Colorado Christian University. The former Bear played for Indian River State College.

Another from the Bears, Ebony Powers, is a sophomore outside hitter for Georgia College.

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