National Signing Day is coming to a close, and thousands of high school athletes have achieved their dream. They’ve been signed to an athletic scholarship. If this includes you, then congratulations. There will be many more signings between now and when the period ends, but this is the day that kicked it all off.
Here’s how one of our Recruit-Me families shared their joy with us just days ago, anticipating today:
“Hi Jon, wanted to update you that our daughter received three very good scholarship offers and has accepted to St Francis University, 4 time defending NEC Champs and is very excited for next year. We can’t sign letter of intent until April 17th.”
Well, today she signed. I can imagine the excitement in that home.
The Dad went on to write, “Your guidance with this program was extremely valuable, from sending out her profile to the proper schools and all the steps in between. The do’s and dont’s, a great help. We’ll need it again for our son, a current grade nine and into lacrosse big time. Thanks again.”
Other signing news:
From Maui: Six student-athletes sat at the front table in the high school counseling room at Kamehameha Schools Maui about an hour ago for spring National Letter of Intent signing day.
Volleyball players led the way — two-time MIL Player of the Year Bobbi-Lin Kalama signed with NCAA Division I Sienna College, Sienna Rae Davis signed with Hawaii-Hilo and Anuhea Kaiaokamalie signed with Chico State, where she will also be part of the honors program.
Football players at the table included Dylan Nakoa. who signed with Notre Dame College in February, Acer Pahukoa signed documents with D-III Carleton College of Minnesota, and Bryson Arakaki sat at the table and is deciding between Illinois College and Dixie State.
From Sarasota, Florida: At Venice, five Lady Indians, including three from the school’s state championship volleyball team, put pen to paper on the National Signing Day.
Venice’s Caitlin Elsadek received an athletic scholarship despite the fact that Florida high schools don’t offer the sport in which she participates. Elsadek will attend SUNY College at Brockport in Rochester, N.Y., on a gymnastics scholarship.
“It’s always been my dream to compete on the college level,” said Elsadek, who competed for Club Horizon Gymnastics in Port Charlotte. “I’m super-excited.”
Wherever you are in the scholarship hunt, let me encourage you to continue to pursue your dream.