Scott Kobos - Baseball
St. Johns River State College salutes Viking pitcher and outfielder Scott Kobos. The sophomore transfer from the University of North Carolina Asheville is off to a great start this season.
Kobos has been consistent at the plate, batting .383 with 16 runs scored on 23 hits, including six doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs. He has had key hits in at least two games, including a two-run double in an early- season game against ABAC as well as a solo home run in the Vikings’ defeat of Lake-Sumter College in early March.
His 4-2 record on the mound is not an accurate reflection of Kobos’ stellar pitching performance, which includes an average of 8.78 strikeouts per game and a 1.69 earned run average. In addition, Kobos has a .946 fielding percentage, committing only two errors in the 37 plays in which he has been involved.
Sydney Shows - Softball
St. Johns River State College salutes Viking sophomore Sydney Shows. The second baseman from Mayo, Florida, was named to the All Mid-Florida Conference honorable mention team during her freshman season and has started every game during her two-year career as a Viking.
Shows is a strong offensive force for the Vikings again this season, batting .471 with 29 runs scored on 57 hits, including 11 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 29 RBIs in the first 34 games. She also boasts a .953 fielding percentage, committing only seven errors in 148 plays in which she has been involved.
Head Coach Jill Semento said that Shows is also a proven leader in the classroom, maintaining a 3.0 GPA as she prepares to continue her studies in elementary education.
Nick Owens - Baseball
Viking sophomore Nick Owens is off to a great start, batting .382 with 26 runs scored on 29 hits, including five doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs in his first 21 games of the season. The shortstop from Charlotte, North Carolina, earned a spot on last year’s All Mid-Florida Conference second team and recently signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for Virginia Tech, where he plans to study business information technology next fall.
See Owens and his Viking teammates in action! Live streaming of all Viking home baseball games is available for $5 per game or $75 for the season at SJRvikings.com/watchlive.html. Prefer to attend the game in person? Visit SJRvikings.com/schedulebaseball.html to view the season schedule.
Courtney Chappell - Volleyball
Viking sophomore Courtney Chappell has been a great asset to this year’s volleyball team. The returning outside hitter from Micanopy, Florida, led the Vikings with 35 kills in three matches, including 21 kills in a single match, in a recent tournament hosted by Spartanburg Methodist College.
Head Volleyball Coach Jose Rivera describes Courtney as a great student-athlete. “She’s a good leader, both on and off the court. Courtney is one of those players you really want on your team every single time,” he said.
Madison Speyerer - Volleyball
St. Johns River State College student-athlete Madison Speyerer recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Georgia College, in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she will study biology as she prepares for a career in dentistry.
Kayla "KK" Kight - Softball
Freshman third baseman Kayla Kight is a strong offensive leader for the Vikings, boasting a .377 batting average with 22 runs, eight doubles and 20 RBIs. The Creekside High School graduate also has a .496 on-base percentage.
Vikings Head Coach Jill Semento describes Kayla as "a strong leader, a hard worker, and a great teammate."
Follow Kayla's season stats at njcaa.org.
Harlan Harris - Baseball
Vikings catcher Harlan Harris, of Tallahassee, has signed a Letter of Intent to play for Valdosta State University, where he plans to major in computer science. Currently, Harlan has a .343 batting average with 13 runs, six doubles and 14 RBIs. He also has a .977 fielding percentage.
Reflecting on his experience at SJR State, Harris said, "I’ve made friends here that I'll keep for a lifetime. I'm having a great college-athlete experience, and I'm glad I decided to spend my first two years at SJR State."
Keep up with Harlan's stats at njcaa.org.