Lawrence Academy Celebrates Class of 2019 Collegiate Athletic Commitments

Groton, Mass. — This week, two sets of Lawrence Academy Spartan seniors announced (and in some cases signed) their commitments to continue their athletic careers in college.

Division I and II athletes from all sports (except for most Division I basketball and all D-I and II football players) may sign a National Letter of Intent.

Wednesday and Thursday in the Gray Building, tucked into the venerable MacNeil Lounge, a crowd several people deep applauded as each student from the Class of 2019 took their turn in the spotlight.

Wednesday’s Group

  • Gabi Bailey (Penn State University Volleyball)
  • Jamie Comeau (Providence College Hockey)
  • Erika Lizotte (Sacred Heart University Hockey)
  • Wyatt Blackshaw (Connecticut College Lacrosse)
  • Mia Fusco (Trinity College Hockey)

Thursday’s Group

  • Jordan Kjoniksen (West Point Baseball)
  • Nikki Arnold (Sacred Heart University Basketball)
  • Max Meier (Stanford University Baseball)
  • Tyler Gonzalez (Stetson University Baseball)
  • Maeghan Foley Rabbitt (Stonehill College Soccer)
  • Mackenzie Ryan (Bentley University Soccer)
  • Brian Underhill (St. Anselm College Soccer)

Both days’ ceremonies featured loud appreciation from the many, many classmates, friends, faculty, and family members as the twelve LA seniors donned their collegiate gear to announce their intentions, sign an NLI, or just celebrate their achievement.

“These are always the best days of the year,” said Athletic Director Kevin Potter with a big smile. “When the kids come to LA you’re simply hoping to give the students a chance to compete at the highest level possible.”

Looking over the huge, happy crowd, Potter added:

“When the kids move on and are able to continue their careers it’s incredibly gratifying for the community and all of us in the athletic department, especially.

“We wish all of our seniors the best, and hope they will come back to share their experiences at the NCAA level with the next generation of Spartans.”

Congratulations seniors!