Prep Signings: Providence's Averso, Kreutzer sign scholarships

Providence Christian seniors Daniel Averso and Kara Kreutzer will sign college track and field scholarships today, Averso with the University of Georgia and Kreutzer with Augusta State.

Averso, a high jumper, has the school record of 6 feet, 10 inches in his best event. The son of Bob and Pam Averso and a team captain, Averso has won high jump titles at five meets this season, including the Gwinnett County Championships.

Kreutzer, the daughter of Bruce and Diane Kreutzer, also is a team captain in track. She finished seventh in Class AA cross country as a senior and second in Region 8-AA. Her best 5K time is 20 minutes, 46 seconds, her best 1,600-meter run is 5:41 and her best 3,200 is 12:20.

Dacula's Jarrard, Toussaint pick colleges

Dacula's Brittany Jarrard has accepted a basketball scholarship to Augusta State and teammate Vanessa Toussaint has committed to Agnes Scott. The two seniors will be honored in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony today at Dacula.

Jarrard, the daughter of Robin and Kenneth Jarrard, averaged 12.5 points and made 83.4 percent of her free throws as a senior. She finished with more than 1,000 career points and holds school records for free throws in a game (16) and best season free-throw percentage (84.9).

Toussaint, the daughter of Elsie Meres, averaged 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior. She made 43.2 percent of her 3-pointers.

Three North players

honored for signings

North Gwinnett seniors Tori Carroll, Shannon Hackett and Paige Banham, who have helped the Bulldogs to four straight trips to the state tournament, will be honored with a party today at the high school for signing soccer scholarships. Carroll is headed to the University of Georgia while Hackett and Banham will remain teammates at Berry College.

Carroll, a four-year starter at center midfield, is a co-captain and two-time All-County selection. Hackett also is a four-year starter, co-captain and two-time All-County pick. Banham, a three-year starter at goalkeeper for North, is on track to break school records for goals against average in a season and career.

Collins Hill foursome to play

college football

Collins Hill seniors Kendale King, Matt Johnson, Michael Williams and Brandon Gill will continue their football careers in college as preferred walk-ons. They will be honored in a May 2 ceremony at the high school.

King has accepted an offer from Morehead State (Ky.), a non-scholarship Division I-AA program. A three-year starter who missed most of his junior season with a knee injury, King intercepted two passes as a senior defensive back and also played wide receiver. He is the son of Jerome and Marionette King.

Johnson, the son of Keith and Linda Johnson, and Williams, the son of Chris and Donna Williams, both are headed to West Georgia. Johnson started at right guard for the Eagles while Williams played offensive and defensive tackle.

Gill accepted a spot at Valdosta State, where he was recruited as a defensive lineman. A team captain, he started at offensive guard for Collins Hill. He is the son of Tim and Helen Gill.

Brookwood's Milner, Robinson to join LaGrange football

Brookwood offensive linemen Jonathan Milner and Joey Robinson will continue their football careers at LaGrange College, which is starting a Division III football program this fall.

Both players started on the offensive line for Brookwood, which had a school-best 14-1 record and reached the Class AAAAA state finals, and both were named to postseason All-County teams. Milner is the son of Ty and Cyndi Milner and Robinson is the son of Cheryl and Ron Robinson.

Eagles' Davies selects Florida Tech volleyball

Collins Hill's Jessica Davies, who led the Eagles to the Class AAAAA Final Four as a senior, has signed a volleyball scholarship with Florida Tech.

Davies led the Eagles in blocks in 2004 and 2005 and led the state in blocks in 2004. A two-time All-County selection, she also is a Scholar-Athlete. She played Junior Olympic Volleyball for the Atlanta Boom 18-Diamond team.

- From staff reports