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Signing Day November 7, 2018

Signing Day is a celebratory event at Apex High school, and it happens three times a year. This event is the day where our outstanding sports players are able to sign to the university where they will be playing. Legacy was able to catch up to the players to ask them about their experience in the recruiting process. We are so proud of our seniors!

Noah Diacumakos, Towson University

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? I got to meet a lot of fellow swimmers and greet the team. What made you choose this school over others? My sister goes there, and the team is very inviting. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? It feels good, and I can finally relax in my senior year

Ellie Bromley, East Carolina University

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? Definitely just to experience it all and to have that experience throughout my life. What made you choose this school over others? It came down to the question of ‘Where would I want to be if I couldn't play lacrosse anymore? How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? It’s a really awesome feeling. It’s a lot of pressure lifted off of my shoulders.

Samantha Diaz, Barton Community College

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? Putting in the work each season with my team and showing off my talent. What made you choose this school over others? Well, their program is brand new and the coach is great. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? 'm excited to finally start this next chapter in my sports career, and I can't wait to be a college student!

CJ Wright, Penn State University

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process?I think the excitement from seeing your coaches at games and wanting to do really well to impress them. What made you choose this school over others? I was originally committed to NC State as a freshman, but this past summer there was a coaching change, so Penn State offered me there. I decided to switch there because I love their athletics. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? It’s super exciting, and I just can’t wait to start playing there.

Sarah Pilecki, Seton Hall University

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process?The official visit. I had a lot of fun getting to know the team.That's when you know it's all real, when you're getting to know the team--like this is college athletics. It was really cool. What made you choose this school over others? It’s up near New York City, so definitely having that city atmosphere is really nice, also the team really just felt like a family. I just walked on, and everyone was like super friendly ‘like oh my gosh, hi, like this is my name--what do you swim?’ All the equipment at the school is well-kept and up to date, so I was very impressed.  How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? It is like a thousand pounds just got lifted off of my shoulders. I was so stressed because for me, the college process started sophomore year, so like now everyone is stressed, but for me its like i’m done and everyone is finally getting that stress, but for me everything is set in stone.

Mikaela Fullerton, Queens University of Charlotte

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? Talking to all these new people on the team. I got to meet four or five different teams, and they had people from all over, people who were international, out of state. It was pretty cool to see other people’s views. That is something I look forward to in college-- to meet new people. What made you choose this school over others? It was the perfect distance away from home. It wasn’t too close to where I felt that I was still at home, but it also wasn’t so far away that I felt that I was in a different state or something. The university felt like home. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? It's a relief because now I can focus on my academics more, which I was unfortunately putting off a little bit. I was just so wrapped up in this process.

Sara Moushegian, University of Richmond

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? I liked the experience of being able to professionally talk to coaches and like put your best foot forward to represent your club. I thought that was a neat experience, to be professional in a manner. What made you choose this school over others? I chose this school because it offered a competitive program for soccer. It is a D-1 program, but it also gave me an opportunity to challenge myself academically since it is a prestigious school, and there is opportunity for internships and they have a good business program. I wanted the best of both worlds, so that’s why I chose to commit. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school?It’s kind of like a relief, and its also a feeling of pride because i’ve shown that all my hard work has paid off, and not many can experience the chance of playing, so I am lucky enough to have that opportunity. I feel blessed.

Brooke Hanshumaker, University of North Carolina Wilmington

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? Going to visit all the different schools, getting campus tours and stuff. What made you choose this school over others?The location. I really like the beach so I’m excited to be so close to the shore. The coaches and the team are all so nice, and I just love the campus. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? Really great. It’s way less stressful when I’m playing now. Its more fun now because I know where I’m going.

Samuel Highfill, North Carolina State University

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process? My favorite part was talking to a bunch of different schools I was interested in, and schools that I originally thought I didn’t have a chance to get into, so that was really cool. Touring a bunch of different campuses was fun. What made you choose this school over others? I grew up an NC State fan, so when I got the chance to play there I got really excited--it was an easy decision. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school? It was a fun moment, it was a fun couple of days that came after it, and it was really relieving from the stress that was involved in the process.

What was your favorite part about the recruiting process?Literally nothing. It was so stressful, but it being over was pretty cool. What made you choose this school over others?I like the area, it’s very close to Chicago, so Chicago is cool. I like to be there. How does it feel to finally be committed to a school?It feels great, you know I feel relieved because I don’t have to worry about choosing a school like everybody else.

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