National Signing Day: Four Randolph Seniors Commit to Division One Colleges

(Left to Right) Anna Conklin, Liz Wellman, Rachael Lieberman, Frank Raggo ( back ) Athletic Director Jesse Spencer   Credits: Randolph High School

Randolph, NJ- National Signing Day, typically the first Wednesday in February, is the first day a High School Senior can sign a binding scholarship letter to play for a college team.  This year on signing day, Mother Nature threw a curveball to NJ.  A Snow and ice storm closed schools on Wednesday and delayed opening on Thursday, making four Randolph Seniors wait until Friday Feb. 7 to sign on the dotted line.

The four, Anna Conklin, Rachael Lieberman, Liz Wellman, and Frank Raggo, were all smiles when the moment finally arrived for them to make it official, and they all signed their letters to play at Division One Universities next year.

Anna Conklin, a two year captain of the girls’ soccer team, plays with a reckless abandon and aggressiveness that makes her the type of competitor every coach wants on their team.  Anna will take her soccer skills to the University of South Carolina next year, and could not be more excited to move forward in her soccer career.  This past season, as one of the senior leaders for the Rams, she was selected as the Morris County Player of the Year, and was named first team All State.  Conklin was a force for Randolph all over the field as a Midfielder, she finished her season with 17 goals and 13 assists.

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In a press conference discussing the 2014 signing class, South Carolina Coach Shelly Smith said of Conklin “Anna is a tremendous personality and the kind of player you want in your program, she is a leader whose attitude and work rate is tremendous.”

At the signing, her father Jack said “I am very proud of Anna’s 12 years of hard work, and I am so happy she is going to the school she wants to go to.” 

Another talented soccer player, Rachael Lieberman, will bring her game north to New England at the next level.  While tallying 2 goals and 3 assists on the season, Lieberman was considered one of the leading voices on the field for Randolph.  Lieberman was an anchor on defense, where her speed was an asset not only chasing down opponents, but also allowing her to occasionally make an attack run.  Next fall she will be attending the University of Rhode Island.  In an unusual twist, two other NJ girls who have played for many years with Lieberman on the same club team, also signed with URI, giving her some instant familiarity with her new team.  Lieberman said she is thrilled to have the opportunity to spend four more years as a Ram.

Elizabeth Wellman spent her senior year leading Randolph track and cross country teams to numerous victories.  Throughout her career, she continuously placed among the top runners in her races not only during the season, but also in the competitive county and state tournaments. She hopes to continue this trend at Florida Atlantic University this fall

“I am excited to have the opportunity to continue doing what I love at FAU.” said Wellman.

Frank Raggo, the RHS varsity football kicker for the past four years, had a career 75 percent field goal percentage and hopes to continue to have a successful career at the next level.  Raggo, a two time All-Daily Record First Team kicker, will bring his booming right leg to the University of Delaware.  A valuable weapon for the Rams, he routinely booted field goals with relative ease from 40+ yards, and was a force on kickoffs, often pinning opponents deep in their own territory.

“I am very excited to get the second half of my career started.” Raggo said.  “I thought that Delaware was a great place not only for football, but for academics.  Randolph football really prepared me for the next step of my life and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.”

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