Playing baseball for USF piqued the interest of five local players and one from Massachusetts. These six players signed letters of intent on Wednesday, increasing the number of recruits to nine.
Yuri Higgins from Tampa Bay Tech, Casey Hudspeth from Sarasota High, Daniel Albritton from Lake Gibson High and Jason Smith from Bourne High in Massachusetts are all right-handed pitchers, and have all agreed to play here at USF.
Along with a slew of pitchers, an outfielder, Ty Taborelli of Gaither High, and a catcher, Robert Coello of Lake Region High, have also agreed to become Bulls.
These six, however, were not the first to join. Third basemen Joey Angelberger, pitcher Tyler Clippard and left-handed pitcher Nick Manganaro all signed last week.
“We definitely filled our voids,” Bulls coach Eddie Cardieri said. “We have some right-handed pitching coming in along with a left-hander. We picked up an outfielder, a catcher and a third basemen that we needed. It’s a heck of a class, and they are all guys that will have an immediate impact.”
The baseball season starts Feb. 7, when the Bulls play at the Stetson Invitational in DeLand. USF will be playing Oklahoma State, Florida A&M and Stetson.
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Ale Domingos has been named to the Verizon Academic All-District second team.
Domingos was one of only six in Conference USA to be named to the team, but this is not the first accolade the 5-foot-10 senior has received since she joined the Bulls in 2001.
Along with being named the C-USA setter of the year (2001), she was named to the all district and all C-USA teams after leading her team in assists and finishing third in assists in C-USA.
After sharing the C-USA title, the Bulls earned a second seed in the Healthy Choice Conference USA Tournament and begin play in Chicago on Saturday.