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Four seniors take spotlight on national signing day

Carolynn Dromsky, Nathan Hunt, Clifton Olmstead and Tobe Umerah will continue their athletic careers in college

February 8, 2018

Four Stratford senior athletes were recognized Wednesday on National Signing Day at a school-wide assembly in The Grady.

Clifton Olmstead signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Gordon College. Nathan Hunt signed a football scholarship at Reinhardt University. And Carolynn Dromsky will continue her soccer career at Virginia Commonwealth.

Tobe Umerah also took part in the ceremony. He already signed his national letter of intent to play football at Stanford during the early signing period in December.

As a junior, Dromsky was one of the top four goalkeepers in the state. She also was a member of the track and volleyball team.

Stratford is the eighth school she has attended. But she said  “moving around allowed me to play under some great coaches who helped me so much.”

Hunt came to Stratford last year as a junior and became a star player in both football and basketball. He has twice been an all-region selection in football.

“He could be anything,” said athletic director and head football coach Mark Farriba. “He’s a very versatile player.”

Hunt had 26 first hits on defense. At receibver, he caught 31 passses for 512 yards, and scored four  touchdowns. 

Olmstead has been playing baseball for Stratford since sixth grade. Last year as a junior, he hit .405, with nine doubles. He tied the school record with four triples.

“He’s the best. He’s the guy,” baseball coach Tyler Brown said.

Umerah was the region defensive player of the year 2016 and 2017. Earlier this week, he was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association GHSA Class A North Defensive Player of the Year.

In his speech, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound lineman said he was shocked at how he became the man he is today from “a boy who could barely walk and chew gum, had a loud rolling backpack, and played computer games for hours on end in the library after school.”

 

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