Berkley High School varsity baseball player Sean Calender on Monday signed his National Letter of Intent to play with Saginaw Valley State University.
The senior was signed as pitcher with the Division 2 school in University Center, MI, located between Saginaw and Bay City, and will play for coach Walt Head.
[Stay tuned to Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch to find out which other Berkley High School athletes signed a National Letter of Intent!]
"It's very exciting to know that you have a committed school that wants you to come play for them and is very interested in your skills and what you have to offer," he said. "It's just good to know that all the hard work you put in finally pays off."
Calender scored a 27 on his ACT, maintained a 3.4 grade point average and participated in yearbook and DECA, among other activities, said proud parents Laura and Allen Calender, who were on hand Monday for a signing ceremony at Berkley High School.
The Berkley residents said their son received offers from 23 colleges.
BHS varsity baseball coach Jordan Gruppen expressed confidence Sean Calender will excel at Saginaw Valley.
"It's always a challenge when you step up. You're going to face guys who have more experience playing at that higher competition level," he said. "But, I definitely think he's going to step up and do a great job for Saginaw.
"Sean's very coachable. He's very fun to have on the team and a real pleasure to be around," Gruppen said. "He's been a good leader this year and I think Saginaw Valley will be a good fit for him."
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