Crimson Tide Roll Call: Nov. 14, 2019

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Christopher Walsh

Today is … National Pickle Day

Today’s Crimson Tide schedule

No games scheduled

Crimson Tide results

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Early Signing Period news …

Note: This is not everyone …

• The gymnastics team added two athletes who will join the team at the start of the spring 2020 semester. Luisa Blanco is a senior International Elite gymnast who has twice competed at the USA National Championships. A member of the USA Junior Olympic National Team, she took gold on the balance beam and silver in the all-around at the 2017 national championships. Ella Burgess of Florida Elite Gymnastics was the 2019 Region 8 balance beam champion and the 2019 Florida all-around, vault and balance beam champion.

• Men’s golf added Canon Claycomb, ranked the No. 1 boys golfer by Golfstat/Sagarin rankings.

• Women’s golf signed Michaela Morard and Benedetta Moresco.Morard is the top women’s amateur in the state of Alabama, having been ranked No. 4 nationally in both Golfweek and AJGA Rolex rankings.

• Soccer signed defender Felicia Knox out of Kansas City, Mo., midfielder Kate Henderson from Anaheim hills, Calif., and defender Gessica Skorka of Plano, Texas.

• Women’s basketball signed two players. Myra Gordon is a 6-0 guard from Fort Worth, Texas, who last season led L.D. Bell High by averaging 27 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Keyara Jones is a 5-7 guard who spent last season with Jones College and was a NJCAA All-American honorable mention.

• Women’s tennis added three players: Anne Marie Hiser (Acworth, Ga.), Sydney Orefice (Milton, Ga.) and Vanesa Nikolovova (Litvinov, Czech Republic), who will arrive in time for the 2020 fall season.

• Allie Trame of St. Thomas More Catholic in Illinois signed with Alabama volleyball.

• James Clemens pitcher Logan Morris signed with the baseball team, as did Dylan Ray and Caden Rose from Bob Jones High School, plus Will Portera and pitchers Eli Giles and Grayson Hitt.

• Softball added pitcher and first baseman Alex Salter from Estero, Fla., who had been a verbal commitment since her freshman year, plus local product and three-time all-state selection Kat Grill, Jaala Torrence from Dothan and catcher Abby Doerr from Eugene, Oregon.

• Women’s track landed Cherisse Murray from Trinidad and Tobago in throws, plus distance runners Kerri Walsh (Centerville, Ohio), and Savannah Hossfeld (Penn.), and Ellie Bachmann.

• Men’s track added Mobile Christian’s Josiah Harry, distance runners Jace Jones and Patton Little, and distance runners Timothy Frederick and Joshua St. Clair out of Trinidad and Tobago, along with Amos Pkiach of Kenya.

• Swimming signed Maddie Mechling and Trey Sheils.

• For rowing: Rachel Fuller, Emma Kemna, Emma Hulsewe, Sydney Wenstrom, Brittany Hill, Hannah Bennett

Did you notice?

• Today’s suggested reading:

• Tua Tagovailoa was one of 16 quarterbacks named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award for best quarterback.

• Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is Alabama’s nominee for the Broyles Award, which honors college football’s top assistant coach.

• A day after being released by the Baltimore Ravens, Cyrus Jones was picked up by the Denver Broncos.

• Can’t argue this point …

• I don’t know, I think one side would be pretty happy with it …

• Junior Riccardo Roberto and senior Alexey Nesterov are ranked for the first time in their respective tennis careers. Roberto is No. 96 in singles and they’re No. 40 in doubles in the Oracle ITA Final Fall Rankings. On the women’s side, junior Moka Ito and freshman Isabella Harvison were No. 51 in doubles.

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

November 14, 1974: Johnny Mack Brown died in Woodland Hills, Calif.

November 14, 1981: Behind the passing of quarterback Walter Lewis and the receiving of Joey Jones and Jesse Bendross, Alabama rolled to a 31-16 win at Penn State in the first game of a 10-year series. The victory gave Paul W. “Bear” Bryant his 314th career win tying him with Amos Alonzo Stagg for first on the all-time win list. Lewis was 6-for-10 for 167 yards, while Jones had four catches for 135 yards and Bendross three for 55 and two touchdowns. Paul Carruth was the leading rusher for the Crimson Tide with 64 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

"He's been a class act. When you watch their teams play there's not a lot of junk going on. They play hard. They play tough. They play all out. They're disciplined. Nick's a fine football coach, a good guy, good family and the whole bit.” – Joe Paterno

We’ll leave you with this …