This past week on November 9, seven Jamesville-DeWitt seniors signed their National Letters of Intent. The Letter of Intent is an agreement between the athlete and the institution, officially committing them to an NCAA college and accepting a scholarship offer. As this was a huge achievement for the athletes, friends, families, and coaches gathered around these student-athletes to celebrate their commitments and sign this letter.
Four of these student athletes committed to a Division One school, including Megan Baker, Gannon Kessler, Nathaniel Wales, and Gwenyth Lister. Baker will be attending Binghamton University to continue soccer, and Kessler plans to attend Boston University to play lacrosse. Both Wales and Lister committed to continuing their swimming careers, with Wales at Iona University and Lister at the University of Vermont.
“I think J-D did a great job in honoring my hard work for this commitment,” Baker states. “The programs here at J-D are wonderful, and I’m so lucky that I could be a part of the girls soccer team for 5 years.”
The three other student-athletes committed to Division Two schools, including siblings Ian McIntyre and Molly McIntyre, along with John Clinton. Ian McIntyre will be attending Florida Southern College to play lacrosse, while Molly will be going to Mercyhurst University to run cross country. Clinton plans on attending St. Anselm College to continue his lacrosse career.
“It’s a really great feeling to know that I am going to run D2 next year. It is nice to know that all of my hard work is paying off,” McIntyre states. “It was great to see all of our friends and family supporting us.”