MORRISTOWN, NJ- Wednesday morning at Morristown High School was a special day for the Colonials as four student athletes announced where they will be attending college on National Signing Day.

Teammates and friends flooded the Learning Commons, when their classmates made very important decisions.

“Today was a celebration, “said Morristown Athletic Director Smitty Horton. “This is a very exciting time for our students, and we are so proud of them. It’s encouraging for the younger students, who get to see their friends make a decision that they hope to make in the future. We had a very successful fall sports season and we are excited and looking forward to continuing that in the winter.

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Pat Montfort committed to Villanova University to play baseball.

“Coming to Morristown as a freshman, I never thought about playing sports in college, until my junior year when I saw my teammates being recruited,” said Montfort. “Villanova has a unique combination of high academics and athletics and I plan on making the most of it.”

Joe Pucek committed to University of Maryland Baltimore County, also playing baseball.

“Over the past few years, I’ve gained a lot of valuable experience with tougher competition in both school and athletics and I’ve learned to be ready for any possible challenge,” said Pucek.

Both Montfort and Pucek were apart of the 2018 MCT Championship team as we head over from the diamond to the pool, where two Colonial swimmers made their announcements.

Grace Miller committed to Northeastern University for swimming.

“I’ve noticed progression every single year at Morristown, and I learned so much about being a team and being a part of something bigger than just myself,” said Miller.”

Annalise Webber committed to Air Force University, also for swimming.

“I think that I’ve grown more confident in myself and I’ve learned to always stay positive, which made me a better leader,” said Webber. “I wanted to be a-part of something bigger than myself, while serving my country and swimming competitively and Air Force had all three.”

Miller and Webber were both big factors in Morristown’s first ever State title in swimming this past season.


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