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Newark’s Ben Cowles signs Letter of Intent to play baseball at University of Maryland

NEWARK – With his parents, coaches, teammates and other friends, teachers, administrators and other well-wishers watching, Newark High School senior Ben Cowles signed a National Letter of Intent November 13th to attend the University of Maryland and play NCAA Division I baseball with the Terrapins.

“I am very excited,’’ Cowles, who was named the 2017 Finger Lakes East Player of the Year and 3rd Team All-State as a shortstop, said afterward.

Cowles’ Dad, Darren, said he and his wife are very proud of their son and his accomplishments.

“We want to thank all of his coaches and friends who’ve looked out for Ben. We really want to thank Coach McGavisk and Mrs. (Danielle) McGavisk for all her guidance and academic counseling.”

After the signing, Cowles graciously thanked his family, coaches, teammates and friends for their ongoing support.

NHS Principal Tom Roote commended Cowles for not only being a great athlete, but a good student.