11 SPS Athletes Commit to College Sports Programs

As high school athletes progressively get bigger, better, and stronger over their careers, they often start getting viewed by recruiters and scouts. Some students at St. Paul’s have gone through this process and are now committed to various colleges and universities. As of now, St. Paul’s boasts a total of 11 commitments to eight different schools. They include sports such as football, baseball, and lacrosse.

Tyler St.Philip, Luke Posner, Handsome Monica, and Zach Buster attend the signing ceremony. (photo by Karen Hebert)

Tyler St.Philip, Luke Posner, Handsome Monica, and Zach Buster attend the signing ceremony.
(photo by Karen Hebert)

Baseball

Handsome Monica

Handsome will be a Wildcat at Arizona University on scholarship to play baseball. He stands at 6’1″, 210 lbs., and has started as catcher at St. Paul’s since his freshman year. Handsome is a wall behind the plate and rarely lets a ball go by him. Also, he has out-of-the-ballpark power, so he’s a threat at the plate every at-bat.

Tyler St. Phillip

Tyler will be a Ragin’ Cajun at the University of Lafayette on scholarship to play baseball. He stands 5’10″, 180 lbs., and has been a starting shortstop since his sophomore year, but has been on varsity since his freshman year. His lead-off skills are a key factor to the baseball team’s success.

Zach Buster

Zach will be a Bulldog at Louisiana Tech University on scholarship to play baseball. He stands 5’8″, 160 lbs., and can field a ground ball better than many other second baseman in the state. Zach transferred to St. Paul’s his junior year and received a starting position as a second baseman.

Lacrosse

Luke Posner

Luke will be attending Tampa University on scholarship to play lacrosse. He stands 6’1″, 180 lbs., and has a 3.7 GPA. Since his freshman year, he has been on the varsity team. Luke is member of the National Honor Society, was All-State in 2012 and 2013, and was a U.S Lacrosse All-American. He plays longstick-mid and also plays defense. He has the quickness to beat everyone up and down the field and also the strength to out-muscle everyone on the field to put the ball in the goal.

John Frey

John will be attending Rhodes University on scholarship to play lacrosse. He stands 5’11″, 155 lbs., and has played lacrosse at St. Paul’s since his junior year. John has outstanding stick skills and is fast up and down the field. His primary position is longstick-mid, but he also plays defense.

(Top) Tanner Steward, Mitch Brumfield, Andre Marshall, and Zachary Albright and (Bottom) John Frey, Marcus Gaines, and Don Lipani display their new colors after the signing ceremony. (photo by Karen Hebert)

(Top) Tanner Steward, Mitch Brumfield, Andre Marshall, and Zachary Albright and (Bottom) John Frey, Marcus Gaines, and Don Lipani display their new colors after the signing ceremony.
(photo by Karen Hebert)

Football

Mitch Brumfield

Mitch will be a Southeastern Louisiana University Lion next year on scholarship to play football. He has played St. Paul’s football his freshman, junior, and senior year. He stands 5’10″, 160 lbs., and has been a part of three district championships since his time here at St. Paul’s. Mitch played wide receiver with St. Paul’s and was explosive on his cuts. He also ran and threw the ball a decent amount, as well. 

Marcus Gaines

Marcus will be a Bulldog at Louisiana Tech University next year on scholarship to play football. He stands 5’7″, 155 lbs., and has played varsity football since his freshman year. He has been a part of four district championships and an undefeated regular season. Marcus has an amazing field vision, and his quickness and agility allow him to dodge bigger defends like it’s nothing.

Andre Marshall

Andre will be attending Louisiana College on scholarship to play football. He stands 6’3″, 245 lbs., and has been a part of four district championships and an undefeated regular season. Andre plays defensive end and has the quickness to beat his man around the edge or just-out muscle him and get the ball carrier.

Tanner Steward

Tanner will also be attending Louisiana College on scholarship to play football. He stands 6’3″, 245 lbs., and has been a part of four district championships, and an undefeated regular season. Tanner is a big force on the defensive line that clogs up holes and has a good bull-rush on the quarterback.

Cross Country

Zachary Albright

Zachary will become a Tiger at Princeton University on scholarship to run cross country. He stands 5’10″, 145 lbs., and has maintained a 4.53 GPA. His primary running event is the 1500m but he also does any long to mid distance running. This year, Zachary was named Gatorade Louisiana Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, and he recently broke the LSU Field House record for fastest high school runner at an indoor meet in the history of the school.

Don Lipani

Don will be a Tiger along with his cross country teammate Zachary, but instead of Princeton he will be bleeding purple and gold as a LSU Tiger. He stands 6’1″, 150 lbs., and has run track and cross country since he started St. Paul’s in 8th grade. Don has an incredible work ethic and shows that he wants to do this more than anything else. He has put in tons of time, sweat, and foot soreness to become the runner he is now, and it has paid off.

To all the Athletes who signed, congratulations and best of luck to you at the next level! Also, for those of you who want to make it to the next level, work hard, eat right, and make good, safe, healthy choices. 

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