On Tuesday, May 18, St Joes was so proud to host our second NCAA Signing Day - this time for eleven student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent or Celebratory Letters in eight different sports! Back in January 2021, we hosted a signing ceremony for 12 athletes – bringing our school's total for the 2020-2021 school year to 23 students playing at either the Division I, II, or III level in college. What a feat!
The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student's commitment to participating in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) colleges and universities. The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution. The Celebratory Letter (for Division III athletes) indicates that a student has been accepted to and plans to attend an institution. On May 18, the following St Joes Seniors were honored:
Nia Christie – Track & Field – Clemson University – Division I
Laci Lewis – Soccer – University of Connecticut – Division I
Caitlin Vozzella – Acro-Tumbling – Quinnipiac University – Division I
Mia Alicea – Softball – American International College – Division II
Carson Arkay Leliever – Football – University of New Haven, Division II
Rafael Masbad – Swimming – Southern CT State University – Division II
Michael Brown – Baseball – Norwich University – Division III
Sydney Leifer – Soccer – St. Andrew's University (Scotland)
Kyle Marcinko – Lacrosse – Johnson & Wales University – Division III
Brian Robertson – Football – Endicott College – Division III
Joseph Snyder – Football – Curry College – Division III
"We are so proud of the academic and athletic accomplishments of all our student-athletes," remarked Kevin Butler, Assistant Principal for Athletics. "Their dedication, hard work and commitment both in the classroom and on the fields is a huge achievement. We wish them all the best next year in college and beyond."
As part of their NLI, prospective student-athletes agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year and the institution agrees to provide athletes financial aid for one academic year.