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RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
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RVC signs two local athletes to play baseball
Blake Morhardt, a senior at Guilford High School, and Todd Whitlow of Stillman Valley High School, have signed NJCAA letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Rock Valley College.
"Blake and Todd both possess the athleticism and skills to compete at the college level and we are excited to have them choose Rock Valley College as the place to continue their progression," said Rock Valley College skipper Kevin Vest. "Additionally, both of these young men fit the mold of what we expect from our student-athletes in the classroom and in the community. They will be a great asset to the Golden Eagle family."
Rock Valley College has a long tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics with over 130 All-Americans, 11 national titles, and numerous national coach of the year recipients. In recent years, RVC has invested in athletic facilities, including new fields for baseball and softball and a $13 million renovation of the Physical Education Center in 2009.
Guilford Senior Brock Boeselager Signs NJCAA Letter of Intent to Play Baseball at RVC
Rock Valley College head baseball coach Kevin Vest has announced the signing of Brock Boeselager to an NJCAA Letter of Intent. Boeselager is a senior at Guilford High Schoo who pitches and plays both corner infield positions.
“We are excited about adding Brock to the Golden Eagle baseball program,” said Vest. “We think he is a guy who swing it and play two corner positions and also contribute on the mound.”
North Boone's Jordan Santiago signs with RVC
North Boone High School senior catcher Jordan Santiago has signed an NJCAA Letter of Intent to continue his playing career at Rock Valley College.
"We are excited to have Jordan choose Rock Valley College to continue his athletic and academic career," say Rock Valley College head baseball coach Kevin Vest. "We think Jordan will continue to progress behind the plate and as an offensive player and will a number of opportunities to continue his career after two years in our program."
In addition to being a letter winner at North Boone High School, where he was coached by Deon Dinsmore, Santiago has competed for Dan Scarpetta's Rockford Hitmen program for the past two summers.
Harrison North signs with RVC
Boylan Catholic senior Harrison North has signed an NJCAA Letter of Intent to continue his athletic career at Rock Valley College.
"We are excited that Harrison has chosen Rock Valley College as the next stop in his academic and athletic career," said Golden Eagles skipper Kevin Vest. "We think Harrison can be a middle of the lineup type of hitter and fits in well with our model of citizenship, academic success, and athletic achievement."
North has honed his skills as a varsity player for the Boylan Catholic Titans and spent the past four summers playing in the Hard Knox Baseball program directed by Tony Pigott.