Siegler and McPherson Sign to Yale & Nova Southeastern


Photograph by T Strouse

Siegler and McPherson sign

The senior circle was once again the location of two seniors signing to play their respective sports at university this coming fall. Cheers and proud looks were the themes on Wednesday, February 6, where Michael McPherson and Louis Siegler committed to prolonging their stints as student-athletes. They were surrounded by gleeful friends and family as they took the next step in committing to their future schools. Siegler committed to Yale University for tennis and Michael McPherson to Nova Southeastern University for soccer. 

Photograph by T Strouse
Yale and Nova await

McPherson’s friends sported light blue NSU t-shirts in support as he signed to play Division II soccer. At the table, he was joined by his family, college counselor Marnie Allen and Coach Jeff Watson who was also sporting a NSU t-shirt. Assistant Athletic Director recounted McPherson’s soccer career at MCDS as the signing took place. He has greatly assisted the team in winning two district championships in the last three years. This season he has already played 18 games, had 15 goals scored against him, saved the ball 96 times and has had 9 shutouts. Coach Jeff Watson calls Michael  “one of the best high school goalkeepers in Florida” and remarks how “it has been very exciting watching Michael grow from a middle school soccer player.”

…one of the best goalkeepers in Florida

— Watson

Louis Siegler signed to play Division I tennis at Yale University. He was joined by family and college counselor Miss Marisol Sardina as he committed to attending the school this fall. He had a perfect 5-0 record in singles and a 4-0 record in doubles last year.  He was named second-team All-County by the Miami Herald too. He was a force in the team’s success at regional finals and continuation to the state tournament where he won both of his matches. Coach Allan Murray says that “Louis represents all that is expected of a talented, exceptional and gentleman tennis player.”