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College Commitments

The Following Student Athletes Have Signed Letters of Intent to Play at The Collegiate Level:

2017-18

Baldwin School

BRYN MAWR, PA- Baldwin School celebrated twin sisters Hailey Grace Barnett and Myla Grace Barnett National Letter of Intent signing to the University of Virginia.

Hailey, a two-sport athlete, has committed to row at UVA.

Myla, a -three-sport athlete will play lacrosse for the Cavaliers. 

The twin’s proud parents, former Philadelphia Eagles wide-receiver Fred Barnett and former secretary of education for the City of Philadelphia, Jacqueline Jeffries Barnett were among the more than 100 people in attendance during the ceremony.

“I am really looking forward to joining such a great crew team at UVA. My experience at the Baldwin school has prepared me both academically and athletically to compete and add value to UVA. Go Hoo's. Charlottesville is a big enough for Myla and I to lead completely separate college life; but small enough to know that we always have each other to lean on,” said Hailey.

“I thought this day would never get here and I am so proud to represent Baldwin at UVA. The team and the coaches make being a student athlete so fun and they maintain a standard of excellence that shows on the field and in their academic rigor,” said Myla.

 

 


Hailey and Myla Barnett NLI signing University of Virginia (photo: courtesy Baldwin School)

Agnes Irwin School

ROSEMONT, PA -  Celebrated by coaches, teammates, family and friends, six Agnes Irwin seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, November 8 to pursue their chosen sports at Division I schools.

 “Each of these students are accomplished in the classroom and on the field or pool, and serve as role models of commitment, hard work, and determination,” said Agnes Irwin Athletic Director Courtney Lubbe. “You have worked countless hours on your sport and your studies, and today, we celebrate your commitment to continue being a student-athlete at the next level. Congratulations to each of you — we are proud to have you represent Agnes Irwin and our entire community as student-athletes.”

(Pictured bottom row: left to right)  Sydney Wolfington, Penn State University lacrosse, Alexandra Hark, Boston University lacrosse, Meredith Murphy, Bucknell University, lacrosse. (top row: left to right) Myka Thomas, Howard Universityswimming, Rajaa Wilcox, Howard University softball, Brynn Smith, George Washington University lacrosse


AIS 2017 College Commits - Photo Courtesy of The Agnes Irwin School

These six athletes are among 8 Agnes Irwin seniors who have already verbally committed to continuing their sports in college, The students are:

Annie Hepburn, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, lacrosse

Juliana Jaskot, Boston College, crew

Rose Lawrence, Drexel University, squash

Kaitlyn Lees, Dartmouth College, golf

Emma Macaione, Dartmouth College, lacrosse

Maria Pansini, Princeton University, lacrosse

Grace Weise, Washington & Lee University, field hockey

Lily Zelov, Cornell University, squash

Altogether, 19 percent of the Class of 2018 has verbally committed to college athletic programs.

The Haverford School

HAVERFORD, PA – Seven students from the Haverford School are continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level and have committed to play D1 at the following university and colleges.

(pictured from left) seniors Justin Meyer, University of Richmond, baseball; John Walsh, University of Richmond, tennis; Kharon Randolph, University of the Sciences, basketball; Alessandro Boratto, Stanford University, swimming; Isaiah Winikur, Towson University, baseball; Peter Miller, University of Virginia, squash; and Luke O’Grady, Providence College, lacrosse.


HAVERFORD SCHOOL 2017 College Commits - Photo Courtesy of The Haverford School

St. Joseph’s Prep

PHILADELPHIA - St. Joseph's Prep celebrated five senior athletes who signed Letter of Intent to play sports in college: Baseball: Gianni Arici (Quinnipiac University), Luke Gutos (University of Massachusetts), Logan Kellerman (Furman University), Dominick Leuzzi (Montclair State University); Basketball: Ed Croswell (La Salle University).


SJP 2017 College Commits - Photo Courtesy of St. Joseph's Prep

2016

John W. Hallahan

Philadelphia – The following Hallahan athletes have committed to play at the collegiate level: 

(In order from left to right)

Miranda Smith will be attending Cabrini College for swimming. Brigid Stermel has committed to Clarion University to play soccer. Beth McCormick will be playing soccer at Chestnut Hill College and Elisa McCann has also committed to play soccer at Widener University. 


photo courtesy of Hallahan HS

BALDWIN 2016 SPRING COLLEGE COMMITMENT CEREMONY

BRYN MAWR, PA- Eight student-athletes from the Class of 2016 took part in a special spring college commitment ceremony on Wednesday, May 4 in the Athletic Center. The group announced and celebrated their commitments in front of family, friends, coaches, faculty and staff.

Director of Athletics Deb Surgi remarked, "When I think about what these young women have accomplished and the legacy they have left Baldwin and Baldwin Athletics, I am filled with pride mixed with some sadness in saying goodbye. Just take a look at their college choices, there is great excitement for the adventure they will soon embark on. I can say that all of these young women have lived the following while raising the bar for their Baldwin sports and teams."

- The art of self-leadership
- The art of teamwork and connecting with teammates
- The art of leading others and changing culture
- The art of navigating transition in sport and life

Surgi added, "Baldwin Athletics congratulates and thanks these student-athletes for sharing their talents and for the unique legacy they each leave to our school community."

The following student-athletes signed:

Maddy Carré, Skidmore College, field hockey: Co-captain; four-year starting goalkeeper; All-Main Line

Ellie Greenberg, Middlebury College, soccer and track & field: Co-captain; Athletic Association member; All-Inter-Ac & Main Line soccer and track; 2015 Inter-Ac & PAISAA Track medalist; 2015 Pan American Maccabi Games soccer gold medal; 2016 Inter-Ac Athletic Director's Award

Olivia Horwitz, Columbia University, squash: Co-captain; Athletic Association member; All-Inter-Ac & All-MASA; Four-time Inter-Ac & MASA team champion; 2015 US Squash National Champion

Angela Luo, Columbia University, squash: All-Inter-Ac & MASA squash; Three-time Inter-Ac & MASA team champion; 2015 US Squash National Champion

Samantha O'Keefe, Moravian Colllege, softball: Co-captain; All-Inter-Ac & Main Line softball & soccer; Carpenter Cup All-Star 

Morgan Steelman, Princeton University, squash: Co-captain; Athletic Association member; All-Inter-Ac & MASA squash; Five-time Inter-Ac & MASA team champion; 2015 US Squash National Champion; 2015 Pan American Games gold medal

Rachel Sutor, Hamilton College, crew: Co-captain crew; Two Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City Championship gold medals

Noelle Zimmerman, Gettysburg Colllege, softball: Co-captain; Athletic Association member; All-Inter-Ac & Main Line; Carpenter Cup All-Star

Agnes Irwin


Claire celebrates her NLI signing with AIS staff and family.

AIS Senior Claire Micheletti Commits to Colgate University

ROSEMONT, Pa. — Agnes Irwin senior Claire Micheletti signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3 to continue her soccer career at Colgate University.

Micheletti, team co-captain and a four-year defender/midfielder, was named to the All-Delco 1st team in both 2014 and 2015, and the All-Main Line 1st team in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has been named to the All Inter-Ac 1st team the past four years.

"She's a great soccer player, a great leader, a great role model for younger players, and certainly a hard worker," said Athletic Director Sheila Pauley.

"Claire has been a fantastic player the past four years," said head soccer coach Nick Spillane. "When she's not playing soccer, she's watching it, when she's not watching it, she's thinking about it. She's always asking questions and looking for challenges. She's a fantastic teammate and leader. Colgate got themselves a great player."

Micheletti is one of 10 Agnes Irwin seniors who have committed to continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level in 2016.

 

Agnes Irwin’s recruits from the Class of 2016 includes the largest group of Division I recruits in the past 10 years, as well as five Ivy League recruits.

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“We are extremely proud of this group of student-athletes and all they have accomplished,” said AIS Athletics Director Sheila Pauley. “To have 15% of the senior class recruited speaks volumes about their work ethic and commitment to their respective sport.”

The group of 10 includes recent National Letter of Intent signees Rosie Kalis (field hockey – Miami University) and Sarah Platt (lacrosse – University of Virginia); five lacrosse players who have verbally committed to Ivy League schools; two verbally-committed Division III athletes, Ginny Ulichney (volleyball – Tufts University) and Camille Smukler (tennis – Amherst College); and Claire Micheletti, who plans to sign her National Letter of Intent in February to play soccer at Colgate University.

“Agnes Irwin is fortunate to have such good role models for our younger student-athletes,” Pauley said. “ AIS has benefited tremendously from their dedication to our programs.


From left: Emily Fryer, Camille Smukler, Ginny Ulichney, Sarah Platt, Laura Pansini, Rosie Kalis, Kristin Burnetta, Hannah Keating, Kate White, Claire Micheletti

ROSEMONT, PA. – Surrounded by teammates, family and coaches, two Agnes Irwin seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers in college. Sarah Platt signed to play lacrosse next year at the University of Virginia, with classmate Rosie Kalis signing to play field hockey at Miami University (Ohio).  

Platt, a defender on the Agnes Irwin lacrosse team and two-time captain, was named USA Today’s Pennsylvania Player of the Year in 2015. This summer, she competed in Scotland as a member of the USA U19 lacrosse team in the U19 World Championship. 

“Sarah has led Agnes Irwin lacrosse from being 2-18 to No. 6 in the country,” said Coach Jenny Duckenfield. Platt was also named to the All-USA Girls Lacrosse First Team and the All-InterAc League First Team in 2015.  

But on top of her accolades, “what Sarah brings to the team is love and support for her teammates and fellow captains, integrity, and tremendous grit. Grit is what brought this team to where it is today, and she has that intangible characteristic that will make her successful,” Duckenfield said.


Sarah Platt '16 (left) and Rosie Kalis '16 signed National Letters of Intents for their respective colleges. With Platt are her parents and lacrosse coach Jenny Duckenfield; with Kalis are her parents and field hockey coach Ali Brant. - Courtesy of AIS

Grit is a quality that also accurately describes Kalis, a four-year varsity field hockey goalie, according to coach Alison Brant.

“The goalkeeper position is probably the hardest position in any sport, but especially in field hockey,” Brant said. “You have to dive, get bruises; you are inviting people to shoot on you at 85 miles an hour, and you’re welcoming that.”

“You have developed such mental toughness and strong character,” Brant told Kalis, who was named to the All-InterAc Second Team in 2014. “The confidence you’ve developed has served you in the classroom and will serve you well the rest of your life.”

 

The Baldwin School

BRYN MAWR, PA-  Danielle Hammond '16 signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at NCAA I Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) located in Richmond, Virginia. The VCU Rams are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference and compete annually against Philadelphia schools St. Joseph's University and La Salle University.

The Athletic Department hosted a signing day ceremony for Danielle and her family on Wednesday after school which was heavily attended by students, faculty and staff. Hammond is a four-year varsity starter and center for the Polar Bears. She was a first team All-Inter-Ac League and All-Main Line selection in 2015.

Danielle is co-captain for the upcoming 2015-16 season and will be counted on to lead Baldwin varsity basketball in their quest for an Inter-Ac League championship


Danielle Hammond '16 surrounded by family members signed National Letter of Intent to play basketball at NCAA 1 VCU -photo courtesy of The Baldwin School

2015

Archbishop Wood


2015 Archbishop Wood Commits - Sal Tommassello

PHILADELPHIA - Four Archbishop Wood students signed their National Letters of Intent today at a small ceremony in the company of their friends and family.

Field hockey player, #10 Casey Carrigan signed with Long Island University's Brooklyn campus;

#21 Bailey Greenberg signed with Drexel to play girls basketball;

#18 Sean Kelly committed to playing baseball at Mount Saint Mary's

#3 Tom Funk will be playing boys basketball for Army.

Congratulations to the athletes, and best of luck in your future endeavors!

- Sal Tommassello 


Tom Funk and his family - Sal Tommassello


Casey Carrigan and her family - Sal Tommassello


Bailey Greenberg and her family - Sal Tommassello


Sean Kelly and his family - Sal Tommassello