Student athletes sign to their colleges


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Seniors Liam Miller, Rob Carpenter, and James Walsh signed for baseball to their college of choice on signing day.

Since seniors have graduated, many are going to college, but a select few of the student athletes have decided to continue their academic and athletic careers at their colleges. During lunch on Apr. 29, a group of senior athletes went to the Media Center for the school’s annual signing day. Senior athletes were put in the spotlight as they signed their college contracts in front of their families and friends and announced where they would play their sport. 

 The event included sandwiches, refreshments and cake. All were welcome to view the signing day, including parents, friends, coaches and anyone else who supported the student athletes throughout their athletic careers. The students’ coaches gave a speech to the athlete, and at the end of the event, Principal Kimberly Boldon and Athletic Director Alton Lightsey gave a speech congratulating the student athletes.

Thirteen student athletes signed for colleges for sports such as soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, track and field, field hockey and hockey.

Student Athlete College/University Sport
Anna Keneally Haverford College Field Hockey
Jakob Esterowitz Amherst College Tennis
Elizabeth Nelson Trinity College Softball
Robert Carpenter Rochester Institute of Technology Baseball
Liam Miller Rochester Institute of Technology Baseball
Giselle Kleinbussink Washington College Girls’ Volleyball
James Walsh Coast Guard Academy Baseball
Adalyn Gully Rider University Girls’ Soccer
Jamie Reyer Stevenson University Girls’ Soccer
Sydney Behrens Claremont McKenna College  Track and Field
Noah Weber Stevenson University Ice Hockey
Julius Rubin Robert Morris University Ice Hockey
Helen Sarikulaya Elon University  Tennis


“It was an amazing experience to sign in front of all my family and friends. I felt extremely happy as if all of my hard work had paid off,” senior James Walsh, catcher for the varsity baseball team and committed to play baseball at the Naval Academy, said. 

Signing day also inspired current juniors and underclassmen to work hard in order to be able to play sports in college. “I’m really just looking forward to playing for an amazing program. The process is hard, but now I get to play for my dream school,” junior Matthew Serrano, who played on the varsity soccer team this past fall and has gotten an offer to play soccer at Messiah University, said. 

Serrano is looking forward to signing day next year, where he will be behind the desk signing his own contract.