Sixteen student-athletes participated in the first of three National Signing Days Wednesday evening, November 10, in Bingham Auditorium. Coaches, families, teammates and the full Taft School community were invited to the event. Individual photos of each student-athlete can be found on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
"Tonight is undoubtedly a dream come true for all 16 of our student-athletes," said Andy Dunn, Director of Athletics and Afternoon Program, as he opened the program. "It marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. This is a true representation of Taft's mission to educate the whole student."
Dunn noted that each of the student-athletes honored during the ceremony had dedicated themselves to "being the best version of yourself in the classroom and in your sport."
Annabelle Williams, The University of Notre Dame
Ryan Egan, Fordham University
Michael Lorenzetti, Iona College
Beck Milner, Yale University
Taylor Adduci, Assumption University
Chase Melchionni, University of Virginia
Kelvin (KK) Baffour, The University of Notre Dame
Nick Liebich, Lafayette College
Ethan Costanzo, University of Pennsylvania
Sam Erickson, United States Military Academy at West Point
Isaac Korus, University of Pennsylvania
Jamison Moore, Princeton University
Thomas Ricciardelli, The University of Notre Dame
Ben Spinelli, Penn State
Trey Taylor, Brown University
Mason Whitney, University of Michigan
Since 1964 the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has recognized commitments between student athletes and Division I and II athletics programs using through their National Letter of Intent (NLI) program. The program now includes 676 Division I and II participating institutions.