Dallastown’s Winter Athletic Signing Day 2020-2021

On Feb. 10, six athletes were given the opportunity to continue their sports at a collegiate level.


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Back row, from left to right is Bria Beverly, Will McDermott, Gavin Flinchbaugh. Front row from left to right is Mitchell Groh, Helen Zardus, and Brooks Gable. They are six Dallastown student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent on Feb 10. These athletes will be attending college in the Fall of 2021 to continue their sports and further their academic studies.

The Dallastown Athletic Department is proud to recognize six athletes who committed to pursue their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level on the athletic signing day on February 10.

This is Dallastown’s second athletic signing day for the 2020-2021 academic year. Yesterday’s signing was originally scheduled for February 3 but was changed due to weather. This event is held to recognize the accomplishments of our own athletes and to sign the National Letters of Intent (NOI).

NOIs is officially binded the student-athletes to their colleges and universities for their next couple years in education and athletics. 

The athletes who are signed are as followed:

Bria Beverly-Basketball:

Beverly signed with Millersville University today to continue playing basketball and continue their academic career with a major of Computer Science. She has played for a total of 6 years. Her position is forward. As a senior, Beverly felt like she needed to step in a leadership role this year to help motivate her teammates. Beverly has also played for Maryland Lady Tigers in Maryland.

“I’m super excited to get to college. I’m eager to meet my new team and super excited to experience dorm life for the first time. I’m looking forward to the whole experience!”

Will McDermott-Swimming:

McDermott signed with Old Dominion University to swim with their team at a collegiate level. His desired major is Engineering and Business. McDermott does long distance freestyle as his role on the swim team. He also swam competitively for 12 years at YMCA in York. 

“I’m a little nervous to go off to college. I’m going to miss all of my friends, especially Georgia Cunningham, but I am also very excited to start a new life and to meet new people.”

Gavin Flinchbaugh-Baseball:

Flinchbaugh signed with Northampton University to continue playing baseball  along with his education. His plans to major in secondary education. Flinchbaugh has played baseball since he was five years old, and he plays position outfield and pitcher. He has played on a club team as well, called Baseball U in Maryland.

“I’m super excited to play the sport I love and take it to the next level, but there will be a little nerves here and there.”

Mitchell Groh-Football:

Groh signed with Pennsylvania State University, at State College (PSU) to continue playing football there. His major there will be Business Administration/Finance. He’s been playing football for four years. His position as a football player is a punter/kicker. Groh is also a member of the Dallastown soccer team. 

“I’m really excited about going to Penn State to play and to see what the future holds for me.”

Helen Zardus-Track and Field and Cross Country:

Zardus signed with New York University  (NYU) to run cross country and track/field with their team at a collegiate level. Her desired major will be Biology in hopes to go to medical school after undergraduate is completed. She has been running cross country for six years now. She says she kind of hated running in the beginning but loves it now! As a team captain, she enjoys being a  role model to young girls on the team. 

“I’m incredibly excited to be attending NYU in the fall. It was my dream school and getting accepted was a dream come true. I’ve lived in a rural-suburbia area for all of my life and I’m so excited to finally make the move to New York City. It’s going to be an incredible experience and I simply cannot wait.”

Brooks Gable-Wrestling:

Gable signed with the United States Air Force Academy to wrestle with their team at a college level. Gable his major is undecided, but he is leaning towards business management. He has wrestled since third grade and this year wrestles in the 189 pound weight class. In the off season he also wrestles for Team Nauman, a club team.

“I’m super excited about attending the Air Force Academy. I’m obviously aware of the challenges it will bring me but I am ready to meet them and hopefully progress as a student, athlete, and person.”

The next and last athletic signing day is supposed to happen on April 14th. Stay tuned for more students signing!