Four senior athletes-athletes at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) signed letters of intent on Wednesday, November 14, “Fall Signing Day,” to play sports for the Division I or Division II universities they plan to attend next year.
“Congratulations to the WHRHS student-athletes who have signed their National Letter of Intent,” said both WHRHS Athletic Director Daniel Root and Principal George Alexis.
The four who signed are: In Girls Soccer, Kaylee Donnelly, who plans to study at Bucknell University; Kelly Fitzgerald, at the University of Rhode Island; and Lindsay Wolf, at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst; and in Girls Lacrosse, Madelyn Murphy, at Monmouth University. Bucknell, URI, UMass, and Monmouth are all Division I schools.
“All student-athletes who have an NLI (National Letter of Intent) are being recognized during the Fall Signing Session, except football, which will be handled at the Winter Signing Day, Wednesday, February 6,” said Athletic Director Daniel Root. “Based on the NCAA’s recommendation, student-athletes with a commitment to a Division I or Division II Institution that does not offer NLIs, for example the Ivy League and the Service Academies, will be invited to participate. The Fall Signing day will be for all sports, except football.”
“All student-athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers at a Division III school will be recognized during the Spring Signing Day session on Wednesday, May 1,” Root said. “In addition, Division I and Division II student-athletes who committed after the fall and winter signing dates will be invited to participate in May.
The last day of this kind of recognition will be Wednesday, June 5.
“In early June, a photograph of all future college student-athletes will be taken,” Root said. “This will be a final celebration for all our student-athletes who will be competing in an NCAA sport at the Division I, II, or III level.”
Photos by Warren Hills Regional High School