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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:12 am | Updated: 9:06 pm, Thu May 2, 2013.

SUNCOAST - February is the most highly visible college signing day for high school athletes, but Wednesday was no less important to Suncoast athletes that were signing letters-of-intent.

There are now 3 big signing days for high school athletes. They include November, February and Wednesday.

At Riverview High School two athletes made decisions on where to go to college. Matt Seat will go north to golf at Parkland College, while Matt Combs will stay closer to home and play soccer at the University of Tampa. "The location, the conference they play in and just the great soccer program they offer there," says Combs.

At Venice High School, the state champion volleyball team had 3 signings, as player of the year Holly Mattmuller got a scholarship to play at West Florida. Danika Yoder will play at Stetson University in Deland, and former ABC 7 Athlete of the Week, Taylor Jais, is headed to Wellesley. "Ah! My mom was tearing up earlier. She is proud of me no matter what, but it is so rewarding to be able to go to college for free and help her that way," says Jais.

Meanwhile, Liz Walters will play softball at Central Florida and Kaitlyn Elsadek will go to Brockport to be a college gymnast.

At Bradenton Christian, the most decorated golfer in the school's history and 6-time conference player of the year, Jordan Miller signed to go to FGCU. “Getting to the next level after college, I feel, that is the best fit for my game, and getting to the next level with the coach they have there."

At Cardinal Mooney, Chase Osterman will be a Laxman at Lynn in Boca Raton, while teammate Jack Sorenson playing lacrosse at Methodist University. Kayla Scofield will play softball for Ave Maria, while Pat Heuler is headed to College of Charleston to play baseball. His teammate Austin Bingham is also playing baseball at South Florida Community College.

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