Several Taft student-athletes are one step closer to fulfilling their college aspirations after firming up plans to continue their playing careers this week, with some signing National Letters of Intent, and others committing to schools through the admissions process.
“National Signing Day is an important day for high school athletes nationwide,” explained Head Football Coach Tyler Whitley. “This day is the culmination of a lot of hard work in the classroom, in the weight room, and on the athletic field. Today, several student-athletes will reach their goals and solidify their dreams of playing their sport in college at the highest level.”
Whitley added that Taft football players in the Class of 2017 have earned college placement options that are among “the best in school history.” Members of Taft’s varsity football and soccer teams were among those committing to colleges this week.
From Taft’s football program:
- Team captain Michael Hennessy, a four-year senior from New York, NY will attend Hamilton College.
- Beau Bradley, a postgraduate from Manasquan, NJ, will continue his career at the University of Virginia.
- Captain Alex Akpata, a two-year starter from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has committed to the admissions process at Franklin and Marshall College.
- Captain Marcus Alleyne, a three-year senior, from Middletown, CT, signed a National Letter of Intent and accepted a full athletic scholarship to Fordham University.
- Elliott Brown, a postgraduate from Odenton, MD, signed a National Letter of Intent and accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia.
- Gerrik Vollmer, a postgraduate from Hamburg, Germany, signed a National Letter of Intent and accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia.
Ricardo Llanio, Caleb Martin, and Moriz Schildorfer will all continue their football careers in college. They plan to make a decision on their respective schools in the very near future.
From Taft’s soccer program:
Matteo Mangiardi, Michael Candelori, Brandon Reid, and Miguel Ridruejo will all continue their soccer careers in college and are in the process of choosing their school. Their decisions will be announced at a later date.
Congratulations to all of these student-athletes.