7 Seniors Commit to College Athletics During Signing Day


Vishnu Kannan

The seniors, sitting at a long table with name tags featuring their name, sport and college, sign their letters of commitment to play in college. Signing day was held in the athletics center during long lunch at 12:45 on Thursday, April 18.

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

Members of the Harker community gathered in the Athletics center on Thursday at 12:45 during a long lunch to support the seven seniors from the Class of 2019 who have committed to play college sports. The seniors included Jarrett Anderson, who committed to play volleyball at Springfield College; Joshua Broweleit, who committed to play golf at Carleton College; Anthony Meissner, who will play football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Richard Wang, who will play basketball at Caltech; Anika Rajamani, who will play softball at Swarthmore; Abigail Wisdom, who will play water polo at Chapman; and Cameron Zell, who committed to play softball at the University of Puget Sound. 

Before the ceremony commenced, Athletics Director Dan Molin mentioned that Elise Mayer (12), who was sitting in the crowd, was likely to commit to play lacrosse in college and join this group.

The seniors sat side by side on a long table placed in the middle of the Athletics Center, each with a piece of paper and a name tag in front of them, which featured that person’s sport and the college they committed to. One by one, the seniors spoke to the crowd about their decision, with each one thanking teammates, coaches, and parents who assisted them in their journeys as conveying their excitement to play sports at the college level.

Next, the seniors signed their letters of commitment, while the crowd cheered in support. After the signing was complete, the seniors gathered together for a group photo, while “putting their Eagles up.”

The crowd then poured on the gym floor of the Athletics Center to congratulate the 7 seniors in person and to take photos with them, after which they enjoyed celebratory cake upstairs.