FARIBAULT, MINN. – On Wednesday, Nov. 13, thirteen Shattuck-St. Mary’s student-athletes kicked off the college athletic scholarship signing season by signing NCAA National Letters of Intent to play their respective sport at the Division I or II levels.
Members of the hockey, soccer, and golf Centers of Excellence went in front of the student body, faculty, and staff and inked their name on the dotted line as their current coaches looked on.
SSM students committed to schools from all across the country as part of the nationally recognized NLI Signing Day program, which marks the first day student-athletes can officially commit in writing to their schools through signing an NLI.
Those who signed NLIs today included:
· Suzette Faucher (hockey) – Franklin Pierce University
· Calli Forsberg (hockey) – Bemidji State University
· Elise Mophy (hockey) – University of Maine
· Casey O’Brien (hockey) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
· Maddy Samoskevich (hockey) – Quinnipiac University
· Clara Van Wieren (hockey) – University of Minnesota-Duluth
· Makenna Webster (hockey) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
· Savanna Keppy (soccer) – George Mason University
· Wylie Trujillo (soccer) – Gonzaga University
· Daniel Massey (soccer) – University of Michigan
· Erick Villatoro (soccer) – Mount St. Mary’s University
· Cade Thomson (soccer) – Xavier University
· Nick LaMotte (golf) – University of South Dakota
The NLI is a voluntary, yet binding, agreement between a prospective student-athlete and one of the 657 Division I and Division II participating institutions. More SSM student-athletes are expecting to commit throughout the course of the year as the final date to sign for students enrolling in NLI-eligible colleges for the 2020-21 school year is August 1, 2020.
Additionally, some colleges are not eligible to offer official NLIs, including Ivy League schools, Service Academies, Division III institutions, NAIA institutions, preparatory schools and two-year colleges. Student-athletes who verbally commit to one of these institutions will be celebrated this spring at a larger SSM student-athlete recognition event.