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Nevaeh Johnson Commits to Bowie State

Maryland Black Ice is proud to announce our second college commitment as Nevaeh Johnson will be joining Bowie State University.

Bowie State Coach Ed Powell and his staff were impressed with what they saw in Nevaeh.  "​We are excited to welcome Nevaeh to our BSU family, It is always our goal to have the best in the local area wear a Bulldog jersey, so we are very happy that she decided to stay close to home!"

Black Ice Coach Terrance Edmond believes that Nevaeh, a defensive anchor at 3rd base for Black Ice and Pikesville High School, will immediately contribute in the Bulldog line-up. "Nevaeh has developed into a legit power hitter that also hits for average.  I expect big things at the next level."

Sydney Edmond Commits to Bethune-Cookman 

Maryland Black Ice has gone above & beyond to help me through the recruiting process with recruiting camps, skills videos and connecting me with many coaches."

Terrance Edmond, Sydney's father and coach of the Back Ice 18U team, is proud of Sydney's development into one of the region's best players.  "Sydney dedicated 8 years to playing club softball and excelled to being one of the best defensive players I've ever seen!"

​Keith Calta, head of the Maryland Black Ice softball program, sees a great future for Sydney at BCU.  "Sydney is well deserving of this opportunity to play at Bethune-Cookman.  She's been a leader on our team, always helping her teammates.  She is one of the best athletes to come through the Black Ice organization.  She will be playing against some of the best teams in the country.  On behalf of our organization, I'd like to wish Sydney and her family the very best."

Keith Calta, head of the Maryland Black Ice program echoes that sentiment.  "In the twelve years I’ve been involved in the program. Nevaeh hits the long ball consistently as anyone we’ve had through the Black Ice program. She took the recruiting process on at a very difficult time and had very good opportunities to choice from. Good luck to her and her family I look forward to seeing her play."

​​Nevaeh is excited to be joining a Bulldog program that was predicted to finish first in the CIAA North in 2020 before the pandemic forced the cancellation of the season.  "After completing all of my visits and seeing what each school had to offer, I came to my decision to commit to BSU because I loved the coaching staff, the culture surrounding their current team and the positive energy that I witnessed during my visit. I am so excited to have the opportunity to showcase my skills at Bowie State University. 

The Maryland Black Ice program gave me the opportunity to enhance my skill set as a softball player and develop the necessary tools to attract college coaches as well as made me feel more comfortable when it came to making my college decision.  I am forever grateful for the assistance and guidance that Coach Keith gave me along the way.  

I can’t wait to see how I continue to flourish during my college career at Bowie State University."

Maryland Black Ice standout Sydney Edmond signed her letter of commitment to Bethune-Cookman University and becomes a part of a Wildcat program that has won consecutive MEAC championships in 2018 and 2019.

​Coach Laura Watten, a four time MEAC coach of the year and considered one of the nation's best recruiters is "extremely excited to bring Sydney to Florida as a member of our Wildcat family.  She is an amazing athlete, who will make an immediate, positive impact on our program, while also harnessing the potential to set and break records at BCU."

Sydney is equally thrilled to be joining Coach Watten's Wildcats.  "I am extremely excited to be playing softball at the Division 1 level, and going to a team winning consecutive MEAC championships while being taught under Coach Watten who has a history of amazing coaching and Coach Kelley, a former All American.  I am thrilled to go to Florida and represent Maryland.