Tiger athletes sign national letters of intent

Giles Andrews, Lacrosse  –  Cleveland State University
Giles Andrews is a four-year varsity defenseman for DSHS and has been a starter for three years. Giles earned all-district honors in his sophomore and junior seasons despite missing half of his junior year with a shoulder injury. Now at full strength, Giles is working harder than ever to make his senior season a success before heading off to Cleveland next fall. He is the son of Antoinette and Giles Andrews.

Madi Berkholz, Volleyball –  Arizona State University
Madi Berkholz is a team captain and two-year starter for the Lady Tigers. A libero, she has averaged 4.2 digs per set (550 total) this season, leading DSHS to its first state tournament since winning it all in 2015. As a junior she earned all-district honorable mention as well as academic all-district honors. Prior to this season, she was named to the Under Armour All-American Watch List. The daughter of Leigh Anne and Robert Berkholz, she plays club volleyball for AP (Advanced Performance) in Austin. .

Isabel Bermudez, Softball –  Carnegie-Mellon University (Pa.)
A catcher and first baseman, Isabel Bermudez has been a starter for the Lady Tigers after moving from Florida. She earned a spot on the 2018 All-District Second Team after compiling a .254 batting average, two home runs and 11 RBIs last spring. Isabel also excels academically, and has been selected as an AP Scholar with Distinction, a Commended National Merit Scholar, a member of the 2018 Academic All-District Team, and a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.The daughter of Sheila and Juan Bermudez, she also is a member of the National Honor Society.

R.J. Cabela, Baseball –  University of the Incarnate Word
R.J. Cabela is a right-handed pitcher who is projected to be in the starting rotation this spring after missing last season with an injury. He also will see time at third base for the Tigers. R.J. plans to major in Liberal Arts. The son of Darlene and Daniel Cabela, he played for the Austin Banditos baseball club.  Coach: Chris Payne.

Camille Corona, Softball – University of Texas at Austin
Camille Corona, an infielder, has amassed impressive career statistics at DSHS, including a .587 batting average with 29 RBIs and 36 runs scored. She has recorded 9 doubles, 10 triples, and 25 stolen bases. Each of the past two years she has received all-state recognition from both the Texas Girls Coaches Association and the Texas Sportswriters Association. Camille was the District 26-5A Defensive MVP and named to the All-District First Team in both 2016 and 2018. The Austin American Statesman selected Camille as the Newcomer of the Year in 2016 and as a member of the All-Centex First Team in 2018 after being on the All-Centex Second Team in 2017. While playing for the Texas Bombers travel team, she was twice been recognized as a Scout All-American (2016, 2017). She has been named to the Academic All-District Team for three consecutive years and is a member of National Honor Society. The daughter of Constance and Robert Corona, she is also a member of the DSHS cross country team and is the Class of 2019 and Student Council vice president.  Coach: Wade Womack.

Lydia Evans, Swimming – Georgia Southern University
After moving to Dripping Springs midway through her sophomore season, Lydia Evans made an immediate impact on the team. In 2018 she earned all-state honors in the 100 Breaststroke, the 500 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay while helping the Lady Tigers capture the 5A State title. Those two relay teams, which won Silver (Medley) and Gold (400 freestyle) Medals, set new school records. Lydia also set a record in the 500 Freestyle, in which she placed ninth at state; she also placed sixth in the Breaststroke. A 2018-19 team captain and the daughter of Jennifer and Todd Evans, she plans to major in Elementary Education at Georgia Southern.  Coach: Andrea McCarthy.

London Farris, Swimming –  University of North Texas
As a four-year swimmer for the Lady Tigers, London Farris has set school records in five events – 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. Last year she earned all-state honors as DSHS captured the 5A state title. At the state championships, London won a Silver Medal in the 200 Freestyle and placed fourth in the Butterfly, while winning Gold (400 Freestyle Relay) and Silver (200 Medley Relay) Medals as a member of those relay teams. The daughter of Carrie and Adam Farris, she plans to major in Fine Arts at UNT. Coach: Andrea McCarthy.

Nicolas Gullo, Baseball –  Lamar University
A two-year starter who has played at shortstop and pitcher for the Tigers, Nicolas Gullo was a key player in the success of the 2018 Tigers during their playoff run. In 2018 he earned a spot on the All-District Second Team and also was named to the Academic All-District Team. He is the son of Emily and Nathan Gullo.  Coach: Chris Payne.

Bailey Hudgeons, Softball –  Texas Lutheran University
As catcher for the Dripping Springs softball team, Bailey Hudgeons has compiled a career .389 batting average, 4 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runs, and 32 RBIs.  She was named to the All-District First Team last spring after earning second-team honors as a sophomore.  Bailey also Is a three-time Academic all-district recipient and was the MVP at the 2017 Brittany Tuck Memorial Tournament. Bailey is also accomplished as a member of Varsity Choir, having been chosen as Texas Music Educators Association First Chair at regional auditions and as an Area finalist the past two years. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Kurt Hudgeons.

Logan Hulon, Softball –  University of Houston
Logan Hulon was the District Pitcher of the Year in both 2017 and 2018.  Her career statistics include a 17-6 record, 286 strikeouts, a .330 batting average, 8 doubles, a home run, and 21 RBIs.  In 2018, she was named to the TGCA (Texas Girls Coaches Association) All-State Team, the Texas Sports Writers All-State Second Team, FloSoftball Top 100 for the Class of 2019, Extra Elite Softball Top 100, and 2018 All-CenTex Team. She is a two-time “Top 5” pick for PGF Softball and was selected as a TGCA All-Star in 2018.  The daughter of Shawna and Tim Hulon, Logan also has earned academic all-district honors and was the DSHS Tiger Softball Defensive MVP last spring.

Mackenzie Pierpoint, Softball –  Kilgore College
Mackenzie Pierpoint is a two-year letterwinner for the Lady Tigers and earned several starts as a junior.  A third baseman and outfielder, she has a .412 career batting average and a .947 fielding percentage. She formerly was a member of the Texas Bombers select softball team. The daughter of Michele and Kevin Pierpoint, she also played freshman volleyball.

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