WARREN, NJ - Three Watchung Hills Regional High School athletes upgraded their status from recruit to official signees to the college/university of their choice on National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Day on Thursday.
Surrounded by their family and coaches on Feb. 14, the students are:
Jessica Carrieri will be attending Elon University to play soccer;
Jamie Tomassetti will be attending Central Florida University to run Track/Cross Country;
Lola Constantino will be attending Princeton University to fence. (Lola was unable to attend the event).
They joined four student athletes who declared their intent in November:
- Kaylee Donnelly, Soccer, Bucknell
- Madelyn Murphy, Lacrosse, Monmouth University
- Kelly Fitzgerald,Soccer, University of Rhode Island
- Lindsay Wolf, Soccer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Guidelines for NCAA Signing Days 18-19 at Watchung Hills are:
To celebrate our student-athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers in college, Watchung Hills has established guidelines for signing days. We have aligned our dates with the official NCAA signing periods, which are coordinated with the National Letter of Intent (NLI) program. The NLI is a binding agreement between the student-athlete and a Division I or Division II academic institution, which has offered the student-athlete financial aid. We also have a spring signing day for Division III student-athletes.
The athletics office will share signing day photographs and information with the local media. Student-athletes planning to continue their athletic careers in college should let the the athletics office know as soon as the NLI has been made available or the student has been admitted to the academic institution.
For 2018-19, the following dates are in effect:
Fall Signing Day: November 14
All student-athletes who have an NLI will be recognized during this signing session. Based on the NCAA’s recommendation, student-athletes with a commitment to a Division I or Division II institution that does not offer NLIs (Ivy League Schools and Service Academies, for example) will be invited to participate. This signing day will be for all sports, except football.
Winter Signing Day: February 6( rescheduled to Feb.14)
All football student-athletes who have an NLI will be recognized during this signing session. Based on the NCAA’s recommendation, student-athletes with a commitment to a Division I or Division II institution that does not offer NLIs (Ivy League Schools and Service Academies, for example) will be invited to participate.
Spring Signing Day: May 1
All student-athletes who will be continuing their athletic careers at a Division III school will be recognized during this session. Student-athletes may bring the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Celebratory Signing Form. Division I or Division II student-athletes who committed after the fall and winter signing dates also will be invited to participate.
Future College Athletes Day: June 5
In early June, a photograph of all future college student-athletes will be taken. This is a final celebration for all of our student-athletes who will be competing in an NCAA sport at the Division I, II, or III level.
TAPinto is free and published daily
Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox: Click Here to sign up