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Storm Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Dan Clarke
As student-athletes around the country celebrated National Signing Day on Wednesday, Nov. 10, for all sports except football, four St. Luke’s seniors joined the celebration by signing their own National Letters of Intent (NLI).

Nicholas Besgen (Fairfield University - Swimming & Diving), Annalise Correia (Lafayette College - Lacrosse), Caroline Lau (Northwestern University - Basketball), and Teddy Truwit (Duke University - Tennis) all signed NLIs and officially committed to attend those schools.

The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution. A prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters). The institution agrees to provide financial aid to the athletes for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).

In addition, Mac Busby ‘22 (Cornell University - Rowing) and Eason Jones ‘22 (Yale University - Swimming) also received ‘likely letters’ as is the custom for Ivy League schools. Ivy League schools do not provide NLI’s to their recruited athletes. That being said, the accomplishment of being recruited to play sports at an Ivy institution is a huge honor and the result of incredibly hard work on the part of these student-athletes.
Many St. Luke’s students, faculty, and staff joined the ceremony inside Carey Gymnasium to support the six student-athletes. 

Last year, in addition to Caroline Pellegrino ‘21 and Ryan Higgins ‘21, who signed NLIs for The University of Virginia and Duke University, respectively, 16 student-athletes from the Class of 2021 continued their athletic careers in college. A number of the Class of 2022 have verbally committed to institutions, and we look forward to bringing more news on those student-athletes in the coming months.

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