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Suber announces nine football signees
Feb 08, 2013 4:30 pm
Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber announced the signing of nine players this week to scholarship papers for the 2013 season, including local standouts Ethan Copas, Taylor Jones, Braiden Eady, Keithandre Murray, Dylan Mathis and Mason Pavan. The Bulldogs also inked Georgia natives De’Anthone Morse, Chris Golden and Kentavious Eberhart.
Eberhart is a four-sport letterwinner from Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, Ga., playing football for coach Willie Cannon. He has also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field.
Golden and Morse both hail from Shaw High School in Columbus, Ga. Morse was voted Most Improved Defensive Player at SHS and named Honorable Mention All-City as a senior, accumulating 66 tackles with three sacks, 12 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He also rushed 48 times for 404 yards for coach Kyle Adkins and was a three-year starter at strong safety and outside linebacker for the Raiders. Morse is the son of Amanda Walker.
Golden also earned Honorable Mention All-City accolades after registering 68 tackles with six sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss and was a two-year starter at SHS. He earned Best Defensive Player honors as a senior. Golden also lettered in wrestling and track and field and is the son of Timothy and Lahoma Randolph.
Mathis was a two-year letterwinner for coach Gavin Webster at Watertown High, garnering All-District and All-Region honors as well as earning Music City Star Player of the Week accolades for the Purple Tigers. He finished the year with 71 tackles with 7.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He is the son of Frank Mathis and Kim Mathis.
Eady lettered four years for coach Roger Perry at Mt. Juliet High School, netting All-District 9-AAA and Second Team All-Midstate honors on the offensive line. The Golden Bears twice reached the semifinals of the TSSAA playoffs during his tenure at MJHS. He is the son of Jeff Eady and Robin Capeston.
Copas rushed for over 500 yards as a senior and was one of the team's top tacklers at strong safety for Coach Troy Crane at Lebanon High School. He was a three-year starter for the Blue Devils and earned Team MVP and All-District 9-AAA honors as a senior. He is the son of Josh and Elizabeth Copas.
Jones lettered all four years at LHS. Pavan lettered the last two years for Coach Brad Dedman at Wilson Central High and is the son of CU Director of Athletics Ron Pavan.
Lady Bulldog soccer inks Chu
Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Edmonton, Alberta, native Olivia Chu to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.
Chu is set to graduate from Strathcona High School in Edmonton this year. Her team won a league championship in 2012 and she was a member of the 200-meter relay at SHS.
Chu participated in the Canadian National Team U17 International Camp in Mexico City, Mexico, and has trained at the national training center for the last three years. She was a member of the U13-U16 Alberta Provincial Team, winning a bronze medal at the U16 nationals, and is a three-time competitor at the Club National Tournament, earning two bronze and one silver medal.
She is the daughter of Chinh Chu and her brother, Theo, plays soccer at the University of Alberta.
Volleydawgs sign two more Faulkner State standouts
Cumberland volleyball coach Dwayne Deering announced the signing of Sheridan Jones and Laura Peavy, a pair of standouts from Faulkner State Community College in Alabama, to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.
Peavy recorded 104 digs and 22 service aces in 82 sets this season for the Sun Chiefs, who posted a 27-9 overall record, 12-2 in the Alabama Community College Conference. Faulkner State reached the NJCAA National Tournament in 2012. As a freshman she posted 206 kills, 82 digs and 12 service aces in 106 sets for coach Dr. Ritchie Dulaney, with the Sun Chiefs finishing the year 17-8, 8-6 in the ACCC.
The Gulf Shores, Ala., native was a four-year letterwinner for coach Wing Brett at Gulf Shores High School, breaking the school record for career assists with 1,002. She earned All-County honors as a junior and senior and Alabama Volleyball Coaches Association Second Team 5A All-State accolades as a senior.
Peavy also earned four letters in basketball, garnering All-County honors her final three years at GSHS. She is the daughter of Donnie Peavy and Eric and Lisa Jacobson. Her cousin, Jake Peavy, pitches in the major leagues, currently for the Chicago White Sox.
Jones registered 70 kills, 16 aces, nine digs and 16 total blocks in 48 sets played this season and netted 131 kills, 15 service aces, 23 digs and 58 total blocks in 101 sets as a freshman at FSCC.
The Gadsden, Ala., native served as Team Captain for two years and was voted Most Improved for coach Christine Ward at Gadsden City High School. She lettered four years in volleyball and softball and one in swimming and basketball at GCHS and was named Best Offensive Player in softball as a senior.
She is the daughter of Stacy Jones and Terri Jones. Her father played baseball at Auburn for three years and in major league professional organizations for nine seasons.
Jones and Peavy join FSCC teammates Kasi Wells and McCrea Barney along with Ashton Perez, Michelle Daniels and Jenny Daniels in this year’s recruiting class.