On Wednesday, November 20th, the Johns Creek Athletic Department hosted it’s first college signing day of the 2019-20 school year. 12 different Gladiators signed their national letters of intent to play at the next level.
Wil Ferguson has played baseball for twelve years, including all four at JCHS. He began playing with Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association at Wills Park for both recreation and summer All-Star leagues at the age of six. He then went on to play full time for travel teams with Team Georgia Baseball Academy, Georgia Bombers, and eXposure Baseball. Wil was sidelined for most of his freshman year of high school because of a spinal fusion but despite the challenge, he came back stronger and more determined than ever to play to his full potential. Through his hard work he moved through the JCHS Jr. Varsity and Varsity teams as the starting catcher and has been recruited to play baseball at the next level with Roane State University in the fall of 2020.
Charlie Morgan has been a part of the game for fourteen years, including all four at Johns Creek High School. A list of Charlie’s awards and achievements includes: MVP at Johns Creek, Junior Varsity sophomore year; 3-year letterman, 6 All-Tournament Team appearances on Perfect Game; WWBA Champion on Perfect Game; All-Region honorable mention infielder junior year and varsity. Charlie will play collegiate Baseball at Berry College in the fall.
Dalton Pearson has been playing baseball since the age of three years old. He has played on numerous summer league teams that were ranked in the country. His love for the game increased over years and his most notable awards started at the early age of 14 years old.
- Summer 2016; Most Valuable Player of 14U World Wood Bat Association (WWBA)
- Summer 2016; Participate in the 14U Augural Select Festival
- Spring 2017; He was selected as the Gwinnett County Varsity Player of the week- class 7A
- Spring 2017; He had 44 Hits as a Freshmen on the Varsity Team
- Spring 2017; He was Selected to the Gwinnett County All Star Team
- Spring 2017; He Varsity Lettered
- Spring 2018; He was honors as Max Prep Underclassmen All American
- Spring 2018; He varsity lettered
- Summer 2018; Prefect Game recognized him as Pre-season Second Team High Honors All American
- Summer 2018; Recognized as Perfect Game All-Tournament Teams
- Spring 2019; He was the Most Valuable Player Award at Johns Creek High
- Spring 2019; He Received Outstanding Player award with Georgia Dugout Club
- Spring 2019; He was 6A First Team All-Region as an Outfielder
- Summer 2019; Perfect Game recognized him as Pre-season Second Team High Honors All American
- Summer 2019; He was selected to participate in the East Coast Pro MLB Amateur Showcase, representing the top 25 players in the class of 2020 for the state of Georgia
- Summer 2019; He was Selected to participate in the MLB Amateur States Play Showcase, representing the top 20 players in the State of Georgia.
According to Prep Baseball Ranking, Dalton is the #4 overall player in the State of Georgia, the #2 Outfielder in the State of Georgia and Perfect Game has him ranked within the top 150 players in the nation… Dalton will be attending Georgia State University to continue his Baseball career.
Austin Wainer has played for fourteen years, two of them at Johns Creek High School. A list of Austin’s awards and achievements include: 2019 Johns Creek Baseball Varsity MVP, 2019 2nd-Team All-Region Pitcher, All-League Pitcher in New York, All-League Pitcher of the Year, All-Section Honorable Mention in New York, 2018 Somers Baseball Pitcher of the Year, 2019 Perfect Game Preseason All-American, 12-Time Perfect Game All-Tournament Team, 2-Time New York State Games Contender, First No-Hitter in Johns Creek Baseball History. Austin will be taking his talents to Furman University.
Tyler Watson has played for fourteen years, including four years at JCHS. A list of his awards and achievements include: Under Armour Pre-season All-American, Baseball Factory, 2019, 2020; Perfect Game, Pre-Season Underclass All American, 2018, 2019; Perfect Game, 23x All-Tournament Team, 2017-2019; Georgia Dugout Club, Top 100 Players, 2018, 2019; Georgia All-Region Team, 2018, 2019; Cy Young Award, Johns Creek High School, 2017, 2018; Most Valuable Player, Johns Creek High School Freshman Team, 2017; Perfect Game Top Prospect National Showcase, 2017. His academic achievements includes: Bright Spark National Engineering Innovation Competition, Best Prototype, 2019; JCHS Scholar-Athlete Award 2018-2019; US Army Scholar-Athlete, 2019; Johns Creek High School Honor Roll 2017-2019. Tyler will be furthering his Baseball career at Georgia Tech.
Jack Whitlock has played Baseball for four years and this school year will be his very first playing for Johns Creek High School. Jack played freshman and sophomore years at South Forsyth High School and at Denmark High School during his junior year. Awards and achievements include being a 3-year Varsity Player as a right-handed pitcher; helped lead Denmark High School to the State Championship, serving at the starting pitcher in the 2nd game of the State Championship. Jack will be playing Baseball at the collegiate level for Eastern Kentucky University.
Max Citrano has been a Lacrosse player for eleven years and all four years at JCHS. A list of his achievements include: being a member of the Warrior Diamond Showcase, 2018 All-Star Team, 2017-2019 Legends Atlanta Showcase; Charlotte Fall Classic 2018-2019; 3D 2020 All American 2018-2019; Johns Creek Varsity, 201-2019; 2019 Coaches Award. Academic honors include National Honor Society 2017-2019; Honor Roll 2017-2019. He will further his Lacrosse career at North Greenville University.
Avery McIlwaine has played Lacrosse for nine years, including all four at Johns Creek High School. She will be attending Furman University to play Lacrosse. A list of Avery’s accomplishments include: 2019 6A/7A Student Athlete of the Year; First Team All State Fidfielder; Team Captain; overall MVP, Offensive MVP, and Coaches Award Recipient; 2-time Georgia HS All Star Game Selection; Represented Team Georgia in the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament and in the Brine All American Tournament; Played travel Lacrosse with Southern Zone Lacrosse Club for five years. Her academic achievements include: Georgia Certificate of Merit for being in the top %% of her class; President of Habitat for Humanity Club; Six-year member of the National Charity League; Member of the Spanish Honors Society; Member of the Principal’s Student Advisory Council; Integrity, Service, and Excellence (ISE) Award recipient; Two-time nominee for the Governor’s Honors Program in Spanish; Achieved Gold Level on National Spanish Exam; Worked as a coach with the Junior Gladiators Lacrosse Program.
Sandy Salit has played Lacrosse for eight years, three of them at Johns Creek High School. Sandy was voted Team Captain during her junior year; played five years for Southern Zone Lacrosse, and is on the Honor Roll. Sandy will continue her Lacrosse career at Mercer University.
Mary Jenell Tredway (MJ) has played Lacrosse for five years, and all four at Johns Creek High School. MJ Tredway is the daughter of Craig and Mary Eva and sister to Madison Tredway. MJ started playing lacrosse as a JCHS Junior Gladiator and has played throughout high school. In 10th grade she was selected captain of the JV team and earned the scholar-athlete award. She has played on three travel lacrosse teams (Georgia Outlaws, Thunderbirds, and Fast & Furious) and was selected for the last two years to compete in the National Lacrosse Classic representing the state of Georgia.
In addition, MJ is a member of the NHSS (National Society of High School Scholars) and is actively involved in her church (North Point Community Church) and was a small group leader for 3rd and 4th graders for two years and then for the last two years was selected to serve as a small group leader for middle school students in a program called Transit. MJ has worked for the last four years of high school as a special need’s student assistant at Johns Creek High School for a program called PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership) and also created an organization with several other friends called “Ignite the Light” where they have sponsor a “Homecoming Dance” for special needs kids. She has also been a member of NCL (National Charity League) Northeast Chapter since 7th grade, holding several officer positions. In the fall, MJ will be heading to South Carolina where she has committed to play lacrosse at North Greenville University.
Adeline Farrington will be attending the University of Louisville on a Swimming scholarship. She has been a competitive swimmer for ten years, including all four at Johns Creek High School. Adeline’s awards and achievements include: 2-time Georgia 6A/7A 100 Breast Champion; USA Swimming Scholastic All-American; Nisca All-American; Broke a 9-year old Georgia record as a freshman for the 100 Breast; part of two national age group swim records 13-14 800 Free Scy & LCM; has held many more Georgia state age group records and currently holds the following: 2011-12 100Br LCM Individual Record, 11-12 200 Br LCM Individual Record, 11-12 200 Fr LCM Relay Record, 13-14 800 Fr SCY Relay Record, 12-14 400 Med Scy Relay Record, 13-14 800 Fr LCM Relay Record, 13-14 400 Med LCM Relay Record, 15-16 100 Br LCM Individual Record, 15-16 200 Br LCM Individual Record, 15-16 200 Fr LCM Relay Record.
Malena Dickson will be attending Fordham University on a Soccer Scholarship. Malena has been a soccer player for fourteen years and has played one year at Johns Creek High School. Her accomplishments include National Honor Society, VP of National Arts Honor Society, Beta Club, FBLA, DECA, SJUMC Youth Ministry Volunteer. Malena’s soccer career achievements include 2018-19 NTH Tophat U17 ECNL, 2017-2018 ECNL Nationals, 2018-2018 UFA U17 GDA, 2017 U16 State Cup Champions, 2017 Georgia 5A Girls State Cup Finalists, 2016-2017 ODP State Pool, 2016 UFA U15 SRPL Team Captain, 2015-2016 National League, 2015-2016 Disney Champions, 2015 State Cup Champions.
Good Luck to all of our Gladiators in their college careers. We will be rooting you on but remember you will always be a Gladiator at your core!