2017 senior division one sport commits signing day National letters of intent

On Wednesday February 1 at 2:30 pm, 12 staples seniors, most in Staple's history, sat prompted in the front of the cafeteria for the Staples High School National letter of intent signing day. These twelve individuals are going to different division one colleges to play an array of sports.

(Left to right) Ryan Fitton '17, University of Connecticut football commit, Ivy Prince '17, Bucknell University track commit, Tia Zajec '17, Bucknell University soccer commit, Lydia Shaw '17, Yale University soccer commit, Charlotte Rossi '17, Fordham University soccer commit, Olivia Troy '17, University of Connecticut lacrosse commit, Colleen Bannon '17, Lafayette College lacrosse commit, Ben Casparius '17, University of North Carolina baseball commit, Robert Stone '17, College of the Holy Cross baseball commit, Tanner Wood '17, Syracuse University lacrosse commit, and Ethan Burger '17, University of Vermont lacrosse commit. (Missing from picture, Zak Ahmad '17, University of Pennsylvania track commit).

Friends, family, reporters, and coaches pack the caf to support the 12 senior athletes.

During this presentation, each coach announced the commits of their sport and gave a brief introduction of each athlete. Once named, the students came up and shared how thankful and grateful they are.

Bannon thanks friends and family for all of the support and love these past years.

Once every athlete spoke, they signed their letters of intent.

Pictured above: Rossi smiles eagerly while signing letter.
Pictured above: Zajec also smiling for picture after signing into the next four years of her life.

After letters were signed, athletes congratulated each other and took celebratory photos to remember this moment in their high school careers.

(On left) Bannon poses with Casparius for picture.

Soccer commits take celebratory photo. (Pictured left to right: Zajec, Shaw, and Rossi.)

Lacrosse commit, Troy laughs with fellow teammate, Bannon.

Fitton talks with Vantage Sports Network reporter.

Casparius (left), Stone (middle), and Burger (right), pose for a bro-pic.

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