Thirty-one student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

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Thirty-one student athletes sat on the theater stage in front of parents, fellow students and faculty, proud to wear the colors of the colleges and universities they had recently committed to. National Signing Day, Feb. 4, is the culmination of an entire high school career for many athletes, when they formally announce what college team they will play for after graduating.

“You never finish representing American Heritage because you’re always part of our family,” Athletic Director Ms. Karen Stearns said, opening the event after the drumline and cheerleaders performed. Ms. Stearns also thanked the parents and coaches for supporting these students in such an important decision.

The students were called up by sport with their parents and coaches, where they signed their National Letters of Intent and then posed for pictures.

Quarterback Torrance Gibson revealed that he would stay true to his commitment and sign with Ohio State University.  Ten other athletes signed for football, two with Ivy Leagues and six with division one programs.

Julia Kingsley, who committed to New York University for soccer, said, “Signing day is a really big deal. We’ve looked up to all the girls signing for four years. It’s great to start the next chapter of my life.”

Here’s the official list of everyone who signed:

Athletes who signed today:

Boys’ Golf:

Jorge Garcia – University of Florida

Girls’ Lacrosse:

Jody Julmice – University of Louisville

Girls’ Swimming:

Alexandra Pacitti – Loyola (Md.)

Softball:

Jenna Goodrich – Georgia Tech

Gabby Delena – Endicott College

Baseball:

David Villar – University of South Florida

Justin Lamazares – Campbell University

Richard Cruz – Florida International University

Corey Lorenzo – Robert Morris University (Chicago)

Chase Reyes – Creighton University

Justin Hernandez – Palm Beach Atlantic

Alec Kushner – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boys’ Soccer:

Wayne Campbell – Jacksonville University

Mikael Dasilva – University of Connecticut

Girls’ Soccer:

Julia Jaffee – Brandeis University

Julia Kingsley – New York University

Melanie Monteagudo – University of Florida

Ashley Loeza – Campbell University

Alyssa Rodriguez – Radford University

Football:

Tarvarus McFadden – FSU

Torrance Gibson – Ohio State University

Nick Peart – Dartmouth

Christian Irving – University of Wyoming

Anthony Flory – Appalachian State

Brett Kahn – Brown University

Janarvis Pough – Bowling Green

Noah Bringas – FIT

Deonta Fair – Monmouth University

Dilan Thomas – Eastern Kentucky University

Tyler Gordon – FAU

Travis Jackson – Ave Maria University