16 student athletes from field hockey, girls lacrosse, baseball, swimming, football and softball signed their Letter of Intent to Division I and II schools.
Fourteen Eastern Regional High School student athletes signed their Letter of Intent on National Signing Day this past Wednesday in front of their proud coaches and parents. Those athletes included five field hockey players, three girls lacrosse players, two baseball players, two girls from the swimming team, one football player and one softball player. One girls soccer player and another field hockey member were unavailable that day.
Smiles on everyone’s faces — students, parents and coaches — filled Eastern’s media room as the athletes anxiously and excitedly signed their letters, realizing all their hard work paid off for this moment. The student athletes talked about their favorite moments at Eastern and what they are looking forward to in college, and their parents thanked the coaches and faculty at Eastern for molding their sons and daughters into the young adults they are today.
“I’d like to thank the Eastern faculty and coaches for helping our daughter grow and making sure they are students first and athletes second,” said Mick Geis, father of Brittany who will be headed to San Diego State University to play lacrosse next fall.
“My four years at Eastern were unforgettable, definitely something I’ll never forget,” Brittany stated. “I made a lot of great memories between friends, teammates, teachers, everything. This is the best school, I love it here.”
Senior Kayla Somers said the University of Richmond, where she will play field hockey, is a perfect fit for her and is incredibly excited for not just her, but her teammates and classmates she’s gotten to know and compete with over the years.
“This day was a lot of fun,” she said. “I know all these people through sports and growing up and to see how everyone’s come so far, it’s just an unforgettable experience.”
“It’s a wonderful experience to bond with all these people and know they will be successful in the future,” said Davis Schneider, who will play baseball at Rutgers University next fall. “Coach Christ really taught me how to be a tough dude, taught me how to win and so much more. I want to thank him.”
Jason Hill, Vice Principal of Athletics, organized the event and couldn’t be more proud of the student athletes who set their sights on this day when stepped onto Eastern’s campus four years ago.
“This is what it’s all about,” he said. “This is my dream, to see student athletes come through this program as freshmen inspiring for these types of goals and to achieve them, it’s such a proud moment. I’m honored to be in the same room as these individuals and parents and just have nothing but great things to say and I wish them the best for the future.”