Two Berkeley Student-Athletes Participate in Fall National Signing Day

On November 9, 2016, two student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School announced their intentions to play collegiate athletics in a special Upper Division convocation ceremony in the Lykes Center for the Arts. Berkeley has 50 alumni currently participating in collegiate athletics, and on Wednesday, two more Berkeley Buccaneers took the next step to join them: Spencer Myers ’17 signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Notre Dame; and Zoe Gries ’17 committed to participate as a preferred walk on to play volleyball at the University of Southern California.

National Signing Day has become an annual tradition at Berkeley honoring the hard work and dedication of our senior Buccaneers who will continue their academic and athletic endeavors at some of the country’s top colleges and universities.
 
Spencer Myers:
Spencer has been voted a two-year captain by his teammates.  He is a four-year participant in the baseball program, earning four varsity letters. Spencer was the catalyst on last year’s Final Four team.  His .460 batting average, 40 hits and 21 stolen bases were among the leaders in the state.  In three years, Spencer has 84 hits and 42 stolen bases and has a great chance to eclipse 100 hits and 50 stolen bases for his high school career.  Spencer has committed to play baseball at the University of Notre Dame.
 
Zoe Gries:
Zoe is a three-year varsity letter winner on the volleyball team.  Zoe’s first contact skills of serve receiving and defensive digs are her strength.  These skills, along with her strong serve, made Zoe key factor in the success of the team.  Zoe will continue to play the sport she loves at the University of Southern California, arguably one of the most competitive conferences (PAC 12) in the country.
 
The ceremony was streamed live on the Berkeley Broadcast Network and can be replayed for viewing at: http://www.berkeleyprep.org/page/School-Life/Berkeley-Broadcast-Network/BBN1
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