Last Wednesday, February 5, eight Class of 2020 Mustangs signed National Letters of Intent to continue playing their sport at the collegiate level. Represented were five baseball players, one golfer, one lacrosse player, and one football player.

Nate Anderson: Baseball, University of New Orleans
Years at Mount Vernon: 12
Awards: 2018 and 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American, 2018 and 2019 First Team All-Region, 2019 First Team All-State and 2020 First Team Pre-season All-State

Jackson Denney: Baseball, Washington and Jefferson College
Years at Mount Vernon: 4
Awards: London Mets 2015 Player of the Year, 643 15-U Tigers 2017 Pitcher of the Year, 17-time Perfect Game ALl-Tournament Team in 2017 and 2019, 2019 National Academic Showcase Top Prospect Team

Jonathan Hammond: Football, Davidson College
Years at Mount Vernon: 8
Awards: First Team All-Region Football (Jr.), GACA All-State (Jr.), 3rd in State Wrestling (Jr.), Region 5-1A Co-Defensive Football Player of Year (Sr.), First Team Recruit GA All-State (Sr.), AJC Class-A Private Defensive Player of the Year (Sr.)

Ben Koch: Baseball, Augusta University
Years at Mount Vernon: 10
Awards: 2019 WWBA World Championship All-Tournament Team (Jupiter, FL), 17U National Championship All-Tournament Team (Cartersville, GA), Elite Upper Class Championship All-Tournament Team (Marietta, GA)

Jake Kephart: Golf, Georgia State University
Years at Mount Vernon: 4
Awards: Tennessee State Champion (twice), T-1 Regionals at Mount Vernon, Qualified for GA State Junior Amateur as a sophomore and junior, Qualified for AJGA Tournament (finished 6th overall), 1st Place at Callaway United States Junior Championship, 1st Place PGA Junior Championship at East Lake, 3rd Place Hurricane National Championship Junior Tour

Jack Palmer: Lacrosse, Vassar College
Years at Mount Vernon: 8
Awards: Mount Vernon MVP (Fr.), Mount Vernon Defensive MVP (So. and Jr.), Co-Captain (Fr., So., and Jr.), Selected to play on Thunder National Team in 2018

Alex Thomas: Baseball, Tufts University
Years at Mount Vernon: 12
Awards: All-Region Honorable Mention (Jr.), Coached 17U East Cobb Patriots (Summer 2019)

Alex VanLandingham: Baseball, New York University
Years at Mount Vernon: 7
Awards: 2019 All-Region Second Team (Football), 2018 and 2019 All-Region First Team (Baseball), Perfect Game Top 500 Player Nationally, 2019 Rawlings Perfect Game Pre-season Underclass All-American, 2018 and 2019 Perfect Game Top Prospect List

Congratulations to all eight signees, their families and coaches. We are MV proud!

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