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

Yesterday, traditionally known as "National Signing Day", marked the first day of the academic year that student-athletes are permitted to sign an NLI. Other Andover student-athletes will be signing at later dates.*

The Andover athletes who signed their NLIs yesterday included a baseball player: Jace Roossien '24 (Nahant, MA) Boston College, two field hockey players: Shea Freda '24 (Lexington, MA) Boston University & Ava Murphy '24 (West Roxbury, MA) Liberty University, and two lacrosse players: Jacob Keller '24 (Toronto, Canada) Saint Joseph's University & Josh Heaney '24 (Glastonbury, CT) Lafayette College.

“We are pleased to recognize our five seniors signing National Letters of Intent today. Of course, no one achieves anything alone and thus, we equally celebrate the parents, grandparents, siblings, coaches, friends, and teammates who play important roles in their 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.