Baseball Announces the Addition of Four Signees


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida baseball announces the signing of four in-state signees as released by head coach Tim Parenton and staff. The Ospreys welcome a pair of right-handed pitchers, along with an outfielder and a two-way player. 

Joining the Ospreys are Brett Dennis, Parker Galberaith, Nick Lorenz and Zane Starling. 

“We’re thrilled to have these four Ospreys join our program,” head coach Tim Parenton said. “Once again, our staff did a great job of locating student-athletes that will succeed on and off the field, while representing our program well. We’re excited to have Brett, Parker, Nick and Zane at North Florida!”

Brett Dennis

  • Position: RHP
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Previous School: Providence HS
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 185
  • Intended Major: Sport Management

Accolades and Personal Info

  • Four-year varsity letterwinner at Providence HS
  • True freshman in the 2024 season
  • National Honor Society and Spanish Honors Society Student
  • Has one sibling, Rachel
  • Son of Angela and Ben
  • Born in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Spun a one-hit complete game shutout against Bolles


Parker Galberaith

  • Position: CF
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Lithia, Fla.
  • Previous School: Lakeland Christian HS
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 195
  • Intended Major: Business Management

Accolades and Personal Info

  • Four-year varsity letterwinner
  • Lettered in football and baseball
  • Back-to-back divisional champions in high school
  • Son of Lisa and Robert Galberaith
  • Has one sibling, Olivia
  • Top game included a 3-for-3 performance with a home run and two doubles

Why UNF?
“I chose UNF because I loved the environment and campus. The first day I took my campus tour I knew it was right for me. I can’t wait to play baseball for the Ospreys!”

Nick Lorenz

  • Position: RHP
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Port Orange, Fla.
  • Previous School: Spruce Creek HS
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 170
  • Intended Major: Kinesiology

Accolades and Personal Info

  • Four-year varsity letterwinner
  • Went five-for-five in save opportunities, turning in a 2.55 ERA, 47 strikeouts and 36 innings pitched
  • Top performance included a game in which he closed out the game, got the win and hit a walk-off single in the same contest
  • 2020 MVP
  • 7A state runner-up in 2021
  • Son of Alicia and Mike Lorenz
  • Has one sibling, Alex

Why UNF?
“I love the campus and the baseball facilities at UNF. UNF isn’t far from home at all and I love the Jacksonville area as well. I truly feel like UNF is a perfect fit for my academic and athletic career.”

Zane Starling

  • Position: RHP/IF
  • Class: Freshman
  • Hometown: Lake City, Fla.
  • Previous School: Santa Fe HS
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 175
  • Intended Major: Sports Management

Accolades and Personal Info

  • Two-time district champion with Santa Fe High School
  • Worked in starting and closing roles with Santa Fe
  • Spun multiple complete games
  • Born in Alachua, Fla.
  • Son of Nikki and Chris Starling
  • Has two siblings, Carson and Easton

Why UNF?
“When I visited the campus it just felt like home. I loved the school and facilities, and really liked the classes and what they have to offer.”

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