Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- All LRHS college athlete commits are now officially signees for their chosen schools.
The now signees took their next step towards their dreams as of 8:30 a.m. this morning. The school held a big signing “party” for the LRHS athletes during first and second period.
The signees were introduced by their coaches and given the opportunity to thank their parents, friends and coaches in a short speech.
The auditorium at LRHS was packed with students and parents in order to support the student-athletes. Compared to last year the event has made big strides in to making the day more memorable for the athletes.
Duke signee senior Claire Davidson said, “I’m excited for what is to come; today was amazing and the school did a great job to make us feel special.”
The LRHS athletes hard work paid off in the best and most memorable way. These athletes will always be Mustangs and the school will make sure to follow them and see them to continue to thrive academically and athletically throughout their college years.
What is National Signing Day?
John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – National signing day took place today, Nov. 13, during third period in the LRHS auditorium. National signing day is the first day that Senior student athletes can sign their letters of intent to play in collegiate sports.
It is a big day for these student athletes, it is a day for them to celebrate and show where all their hard work has brought them.
Coaches talk about these students and the students then give a brief speech thanking family members, friends, coaches, and whoever else helped them to this point. Students then sign the letters of intent in front of everyone.
According to Next Collegiate Student Athlete (NCSA), signing the letter of intent means three things
- A student-athlete has committed to one year at the university. They do not need to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) after their first year. The school is required to let student-athletes know if their scholarship is being renewed after the first year.
- The university is promising to provide an athletic scholarship for that year. The NLI and financial aid package are two separate documents. A student-athlete will need to sign both.
- A student-athlete’s recruiting journey is over. No other schools can continue to recruit them.