Senior Committed Athletes Celebrate National Signing Day

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Molly Giertsen

Senior student athletes gathering in the Haben Wednesday morning to participate in National Signing Day.

National Signing Day is something high school students do every year to finalize their commitment to a college for a certain sport and create a binding contract with that school. Many BSM senior student athletes attended and participated in National Signing Day on Wednesday morning.

Signing day is a very proud and exciting day for many students because it represents all the hard work and dedication they have put in over the years. “I am super excited. It is really relieving knowing where I am going and that it is such a great program. It has made everything over the years worth it,” senior Morgan Olson, who is committing to the University of Portland to play soccer, said.

Many teammates, family members, friends, staff, and coaches all gathered together in the Haben Wednesday morning to celebrate and honor these athletes’ hard work. Knowing that all these people showed up really made the athletes happy. “It feels amazing to be surrounded by all the special people in our lives because we love seeing all the people who have helped us get here and supported us on our journeys,” DePauw volleyball and track commit senior Anna Lervick said.

All of us athletes now just get to go out there and just play the sport we love to do because we don’t have to worry about the recruitment process anymore. It also makes it easier to relax and enjoy the last year of high school,”

— Anna Lervick

The significance of signing day is so remarkable because it is making college commitments official. “Signing day is a special day because it shows the commitment of each and every player to not only their sport, but also now their college, to further their athletics and education,” senior Izzy Garvin, University of Vermont lacrosse commit, said.

Being able to finalize their commitment really takes a weight off these students’ shoulders and lets them just enjoy the rest of their senior year, both in school and in sports. “All of us athletes now just get to go out there and just play the sport we love to do because we don’t have to worry about the recruitment process anymore. It also makes it easier to relax and enjoy the last year of high school,” Lervick said.

While national signing day is special for athletes, it is also special for parents to watch their children be able to take the next big step in their athletic career. “It is such a special day. It has been a long journey full of car rides, blood, sweat, and tears. Watching him be able to go and achieve his goals while being supported by his coaches and teachers makes me so happy,” Renata Stephens, mother to Caio Stephens, High Point University lacrosse commit, said.