Student Athletes of the 297Baseball Academy proudly sign letter of intent
On July 10th, 297 Baseball Academy hosted their annual Collegiate Signing Night in the Paseo Herencia Ballroom. Six local student athletes from Aruba and Curacao signed their College Letter of Intent to attend school and play baseball in the United States. The players will be attending schools in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia.
Brandon Vero Hoftijzer
Cayuga Community College. A NJCAA a two-year community college in Auburn, New York. A member of the Midstate Atlantic Conference. Brandon’s home field is the Falcon Park, a minor league baseball stadium. Their mascot is the Spartans.
Southern New Hampshire University, Penway-Manchester, New Hampshire. A NCAA Division II, four-year university. A member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Northeast-10 Conference. There have been 12 MLB draft picks from the school with one making it to the major leagues. Their mascot is the Penmen.
Central Maine Community College- Auburn, Maine.) NJCAA-National Junior College Athletic Association. Member of the North New England Small College Conference. Their mascot is the Mustang.
Djouhadson St. Germain
Central Maine Community College. NJCAA-National Junior College Athletic Association. Member of the North New England Small College Conference. Their mascot is the Mustang.
University of Lynchburg in Virginia. NCAA Division III. They are a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. There have been 17 players drafted to the MLB and two Major Leaguers. Their mascot is the Hornets.
Winchendon Academy (Private Collegiate Prep High School) in Massachusetts. Several graduates have attended D1 Baseball including Dayton University, Northeastern University, Holy Cross, University of Massachusetts, Gardner Webb, and Quinnipiac.
The international recruiting process can be very challenging and overwhelming. The 297 Baseball Academy works with both the players and their families to find the “best fit” both athletically and academically.
The director of 297Baseball Academy, Mr. Brodie Carey, his mother Elizabeth Carey and the Minister of Education and Sports, Mr. Endy Croes gave a speech. During this special event, a great number of family, friends and teammates were present.
Paseo Herencia proudly supports our local athletes and wishes these six baseball players all the best during their new journey.