CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College men’s tennis head coach Patrick Fediuk announced the signing of three student-athletes to NLIs during the early signing period. Oscar Alvarez, Maxwell Benson and Nicholas McKinney are slated to join the program beginning with the 2018-19 season.
“We are really excited to have Oscar, Max and Nick join the Blue Hose family,” said Fediuk. “What stood out to me about all three of them is their commitment to improve every day. They will all fit in with the high standard of excellence we have set within the program and will continue to propel the program forward.”
Oscar Alvarez – Mexico City, Mexico – Instituto Ciencias de la Comunicación
Singles finalist in the ITF Copa Tampico…singles semifinalist in the Christmas Cup…reached the quarterfinals of multiple ITF tournaments…finalist in multiple national tournaments…currently in the top 700 in the ITF rankings…No. 1 player in Mexico City…sister, Karen Alvarez, is a sophomore tennis player at Iowa State
Max Benson – Albany, N.Y. – Club Med Academies
Attended the Club Med Academies in Port St. Lucie, Fla. …Class Valedictorian…named school’s Student-Athlete of the Year…member of National Honors Society…serves as a tutor for international students
Nicholas McKinney – Marietta, Ga. – Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Lettered four times at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy in Marietta, Ga. …member of the National Championship winning UTSA Advanced 18s Junior Team…doubles finalist in the South Carolina ITF…rated as a four-star player by TennisRecruiting.com…member of National Honors Society…cousin, Matt McKinney, played basketball and volleyball at UCLA, before playing on the pro volleyball circuit for 10 years