Five Phillips Academy seniors gathered with their family, friends, teammates, and coaches in the Title IX room of the Snyder Center at Phillips Academy on November 9, 2022, to celebrate the signing of their NCAA National Letters of Intent (NLI), committing to continue their athletic careers at scholarship granting institutions.

Today, traditionally known as "National Signing Day", marked the first day of the academic year that student-athletes are permitted to sign an NLI. We expect other Andover student-athletes to sign at later dates.*

The Andover athletes who signed their NLIs today include a lacrosse player: Kennedy Herndon ’23 (Minneapolis, MN) University of California, Berkeley, an ice hockey player: Elisabeth Rourke ’23 (Wellesley, MA) College of the Holy Cross, a rower: Reese DiBiase ’23 (Knoxville, TN) Stanford University, and two baseball players: Cole Mascott ’23 (Newburyport, MA) Northwestern University, and Thomas White ’23 (Rowley, MA) Vanderbilt University.

“We are pleased to recognize our five seniors signing National Letters of Intent today. Each year, on these occasions, we also make sure to recognize that no one achieves anything alone, and thus, we equally celebrate the parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches, friends, and teammates who play important roles in this achievement”.

Lisa Joel Director of Athletics

*Please Note: The NCAA Division 1 Ivy League and United States Service Academies do not participate in the NLI program, nor do NCAA Division 3 institutions. In addition, many Andover student-athletes receive merit-based scholarships and are recruited to join teams at their colleges and universities. The Phillips Academy Athletic Department plans to gather and celebrate the accomplishments of all of our non-NLI student-athletes in the spring.