Fort Mill athletes Case, Terry, Netzer and Savage sign college letters of intent

Herald correspondentNovember 15, 2013 

— Four Fort Mill student-athletes will be taking their games to the next level after signing college scholarships.

A swimmer, a lacrosse player and two baseball players signed letters of intent during a ceremony Wednesday at the school.

Three of the four signees still have their senior seasons to play. The one who doesn’t is swimmer Michelle Case, who just finished her senior season.

Case will be swimming at Campbell University and is one of the more highly decorated swimmers to come out of Fort Mill. A member of five state champion relay teams over the past three years, the most recent of which set a state record, Case also finished second in the 100-freestyle event at this ear’s state championship meet.

Case chose Campbell over Carson-Newman University and College of Charleston. She plans on majoring in exercise science.

“Campbell seemed like a perfect fit for me,” she said. “I loved the campus and the team atmosphere.”

Kirsten Terry will be heading to Limestone College to play lacrosse.

The college won’t be that new to her as she has been attending lacrosse camps there since she was in the sixth grade.

“Nothing I went to felt as good as Limestone,” she said.

Terry enters her senior season as a three-year starter for Fort Mill, having helped lead the Jackets to the state championship her sophomore year by scoring the game-winning goals in double overtime of the Upper State championship and the game winner in overtime of the state title game with nine seconds left.

She has been a three time all-state selection and currently holds school records for assist, points, points per game and shooting percent, just to name a few.

She plans on being a pre-med major.

The two baseball players signing from Fort Mill are Jaden Savage and Brett Netzer. The pair have been playing together the past three seasons and now will become opponents after their senior season. Netzer signed to play with Charlotte and Savage will be playing at USC Upstate.

Netzer was an all-region selection in 2012 and 2013 and last year hit .377 with three home runs and had 26 hits.

“I really liked the new facilities and the coaches were great,” he said.

Netzer will be majoring in business and marketing.

Savage, who plans on majoring in business management or sports marketing, hit .433 last season.

“It was good opportunity for me,” he said. “It was a good fit athletically. They have a great coaching staff and it feels like a great family atmosphere.”

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