Carmel Bohlman Receives Tampa Bay Buccaneers Women’s Soccer Scholarship – Monterey Herald


Elle Bohlman, a recent graduate of Carmel High and an outstanding performer in four sports, was one of four girls nationwide to receive the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Girls in Football scholarship.

The Herald’s Female Athlete of the Year last season, Bohlman led the Padres in scoring as a kicker last fall and also caught two assists as a receiver.

The University of Notre Dame-bound student was Carmel’s kicker for three years, knocking down three field goals.

Elle Bohlman of Carmel High was named Female Athlete of the Year by The Herald. (Courtesy picture)

The Buccaneers have awarded four scholarships to girls who play high school football in the past three years.

Bohlman was also the Cypress Division Player of the Year in basketball and earned all-league honors in the Gabilan Division for golf and lacrosse.

In Division I schools

Four players, who honed their skills at Hartnell College, will play football for Division I programs this fall on scholarships.

Headlining the roster is offensive tackle Santo DeFranco, who will enter his third season for Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

DeFranco, who began his redshirt career at an NAIA school in Palma High, returned to Hartnell, where he earned all-conference honors in 2019.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound and former All-County standout will line up against Auburn in Week 2 for Mercer.

Davon Ferguson is listed as an honorable mention preseason All-American in the fall as a defensive back for Bowling Green.

Ferguson, who won all-state honors in his only season at Hartnell, was traded from Kansas to Bowling Green last year. He led the Mid-American Conference in solo tackles at 5.6 per game, finishing 14th in the nation.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder was named to the 2022 Athlon Sports preseason All-MAC First Team and is expected to be drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Kicker Abraham Montano made a big impression last year for Fresno State when he was called up in four games, making 5 of 5 field goal attempts and 14 of 14 in extra points.

The former Panther and Alisal kicker also averaged 58.8 yards on kickoffs. In 2019, he didn’t miss an extra point on 33 attempts for Hartnell and threw a field goal for 50 yards throughout his career.

Josiah Freeman is also at Fresno State after earning all-state honors last fall at Hartnell, leading the state in receiving yards per game at 100.8.

The 6-foot-4 Freeman is the first football player from Soledad High to earn a Division I football scholarship.

Monterey Bay F.C.

The struggles of an expansion team in its inaugural season were expected. Starting the season with seven straight road games didn’t help.

But Union Soccer Club Monterey Bay is playing some of its best football in the United Soccer League, going 7-1-1 in its last eight after a 2-11-1 start.

Monterey Bay FC went undefeated in July. At one point, a defense anchored by Kai Greene went goalless for 588 minutes.

Goaltender Antony Siaha has had three shutouts in his first four starts. Morey Doner, the only player to have played in all 22 Union appearances, shares the team lead in assists with Robbie Crawford with four.

Chase Boone had a team-high six goals while former CSU Monterey Bay midfielder Adrian Rebollar had four goals, including a game-winning eight days ago against El Paso.

Defender Hugh Roberts, who has three goals and one assist, captained the Union in 17 of their first 22 matches.

Post basketball camp

Bill McClintock’s frontline basketball camp will take place Saturday at Monterey Peninsula College. The camp is for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 19 who play forward or center.

Formerly known as Pete Newell Big Man’s Camp, McClintock was a member of Newell’s NCAA title team at Cal in 1959.

Hall of Famer Ann Meyers and MPC coach Erin O’Hare also help lead the camp. Registration is limited. Fees are $100 per player or $1,000 per team (10-20 players). Go to [email protected] or call 831-233-8760.

Need for coaches

York School is looking for a boys water polo coach. Email [email protected]

Salinas is looking for varsity baseball, men’s soccer and women’s basketball head coaches for next season. Resumes should be sent to [email protected]


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