HAVELOCK | The Media Center was a happening place early Wednesday morning at Havelock High School. 

Six athletes and their friends, families and coaches packed the room to celebrate them securing a shot at a future playing sports in college.

Two softball players -Megan Brodgen and Alexis Washenko, two girls lacrosse players - Collete Vladimery and Elena Wheeler, a cheerleader - Hannah Carney and a basketball player - Keltsy Hardee all signed their National Letters of Intent.

Brogden, who is the Rams' primary pitcher and one of the leading hitters on the team, signed to play at Coppin State in Maryland.

Washenko, an outfielder, stayed closer to home, signing with Winston-Salem State.

"My travel ball coach let me know that Coppin State needed a pitcher and I sent my skills video to them and they liked it," Brogden said.

"I went there for the visit and I fell in love with the campus and coaches and just everything. I've been in Havelock all my life so I figured I might as well go experience other places."

For Washenko, who also swings a solid bat, her decision was one that was also initiated by travel ball coaches. 

"My travel ball coaches told me that Winston-Salem State liked me and I liked the campus and I heard good things from a former teammate about it that plays there."

Wheeler is headed to Lees-McRae for lacrosse and said her decision was just as simple as the coaches there asking her if she would be interested in playing for them.

"I'm going to play this summer and keep working out to get myself ready for college," Wheeler said.

Vladimery, another lacrosse player, is headed to Salem College.

She is the third-leading scorer on the Rams team this season with 29 goals. 

"I went to the school to visit and it was awesome and I liked everything about the school, coach and all," Vladimery said.

Hardee plays multiple sports for the Rams but is going to Methodist for basketball.

She averaged 4.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this past season.

"Methodist first saw me in Fayetteville at a "Play for Kay" game and they kept in touch with me and watched me several times this year and liked me," Hardee said.

Carney will be cheering in college at Belmont-Abbey.

"I have a friend who cheers there and she told the coach about me and I sent her my videos," Carney said.