Seaforth, Chatham Central athletes sign to college programs

Seaforth’s signees feature some first-evers for their respective sports.


A few more Chatham County athletes made their college decisions final last week.

Seaforth and Chatham Central held signing day ceremonies for 2024 graduates looking to take their games to the next level. Being in its third year of existence, Seaforth had first-ever signees for numerous sports.

For a wide range of sports, including wrestling, volleyball, baseball and football, here’s a rundown of where those athletes are headed and what they accomplished in their high school careers:

Josh Miller (Seaforth wrestling, NC State)

Seaforth standout Josh Miller signed to wrestle at NC State. Miller, the first Seaforth wrestler to sign to a college team, will join a top program in the NCAA that earned a top 15 finish in the 2024 Division 1 tournament (tied for 11th place). As a freshman at Northwood in 2021, Miller finished as a state runner up in the 3A 106-pound weight class. In his time at Seaforth, Miller achieved a 115-2 record, a 2024 NCHSAA state title for the 120-pound weight class, another state-runner up finish in 2023, three all-conference selections and 2023 Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference wrestler of the year honors. As of Monday, Miller is undecided on what he’ll study at NC State.

Anders Johansson (Seaforth baseball, Barton College)

Seaforth infielder and pitcher Anders Johansson signed to play baseball at Barton College, becoming Seaforth’s first baseball signee. Johansson earned all-conference honors in his high school career, and he was one of the inaugural members of the Seaforth baseball program. In his three years with the Hawks, Johansson has been an essential part of the drastic turn around from a 3-13 season in 2022 to a 20-win season, including a deep playoff run, in 2024.

Ace Weissenberger (Seaforth football, Ohio Northern)

Seaforth cornerback and wide receiver Ace Weissenberger signed to play football at Ohio Northern in Ada, Ohio, becoming Seaforth’s first football signee. Weissenberger started his high school career at Empire High School in Tuscon, Arizona, transferring to Seaforth for his senior year. Throughout his entire high school career, Weissenberger recorded 135 tackles, five interceptions and five touchdowns. In his one year with the Hawks, he put together a well-rounded season with 65 tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception, two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns. Weissenberger plans to study pre-law.

Kelsey Hussey (Chatham Central volleyball, Pfeiffer University)

Chatham Central setter Kelsey Hussey signed to play volleyball at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina. Hussey, a multi-sport athlete who also played softball and basketball, said she chose volleyball because she’s passionate about the sport, and she can “be on the court everyday and not get tired of it.” In two varsity seasons, Hussey recorded 1,074 assists, 68 kills, and 112 aces in 172 sets played. She broke Chatham Central’s assist record in the fall, which was previously held by Lindsay Polston. Hussey earned Mid-Carolina 1A/2A first-team all-conference honors and received the WRAL Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award in her senior year. She plans on studying psychology and criminal justice.

Anthony Lopossay (Chatham Central baseball, Cleveland Community College)

Chatham Central pitcher and outfielder Anthony Lopossay signed to play baseball at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina. Lopossay appeared at the mound in each of his four years with the Bears, finishing with a career record of 20-8. He recorded 191 strikeouts and 45 walks in 158.5 innings pitched, throwing a career-high 67 strikeouts in the spring. At the plate in his senior season, Lopossay recorded a .427 batting average with two homers, four triples, three doubles and 14 RBIs. He said Cleveland Community College “felt like home” the most out of the colleges he toured, and he plans to enter the dentistry field after his baseball career.