Three Fort Mill High athletes have signed to play college sports after their senior year ends.
Two baseball players and one softball player made it official for the Jackets on Tuesday. John Dober and David Krise will be playing baseball and Vicki Lott will be playing softball at the next level.
Lott will be attending Belmont-Abbey College in Belmont, N.C. and majoring in criminal justice and psychology. She is a four-time varsity letter winner with All-Region honors. She has played multiple positions for Fort Mill including catcher and shortstop and was part of their 2022 state championship team.
Fort Mill softball coach Will Jamison said that Lott was a quiet player four years ago when she started on varsity, but now has bloomed into a leader.
“She always did what coaches asked her to do,” Jamison said. “She has been one of our vocal leaders. She has done an excellent job of growing.”
Lott said she picked Belmont-Abbey because of their welcoming feeling they presented.
Fort Mill head baseball coach Travis Collier spoke highly of both of his players.
“They have put in a lot of time here,” he said. “We are excited for both of these guys to represent Fort Mill one more time.”
Dober will be heading to Francis Marion University in Florence. He has been a member of the Fort Mill High baseball program for four years. He was part of the varsity team as a sophomore during the Upper State championship and berth in the state championship. Last season he was injured cutting his junior year short.
Dober said he chose Francis Marion because of their facilities. He plans on seeking an engineering degree from the school.
Krise will be going to Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Mass., where he will be majoring in marine transportation.
Krise joined the Fort Mill baseball team his junior year and is a two-time letter winner for the Jackets.
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