By Meredith Farrington, Assistant Features Editor
Seniors Maddie Condon, Caitlin Wingertzahn and Katie Wright signed their National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I athletics for their future universities on Nov. 15. Condon will swim at Bryant University, Wingertzahn will play basketball at the College of William & Mary and Wright will swim at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The student body congregated in the commons for the ceremony, along with family, teachers, coaches and friends. Each young woman was joined by her parents, siblings and coach while signing her contract. The three student-athletes were beaming and the whole community joined in their happiness.
After an intense and stressful recruiting process, each athlete felt rewarded for her hard work and confident in her college choice.
“My recruiting process was a grueling one, but it was worth every second considering where I ended up,” Wingertzahn said. “I couldn’t have picked a better place for me than William & Mary from an academic, athletic and social perspective. I am beyond happy with the choice I have made to commit myself to them for the next four years.”
Though they have committed to different universities to play various sports, the girls felt similarly about their college processes.
“Although this process and everything leading up to it was very stressful, I would not trade it for anything,” Condon said.
Wright agreed, also sharing in the other girls’ enthusiasm.“It was a long but very exciting process, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,” Wright said.
The girls have worked tirelessly in their respective sports for the past four years at Trinity Hall, in addition to years of dedication before they were freshmen, by devoting many hours each week to both their school and club teams while greatly contributing to the school’s athletic growth and improvement. It is evident that their hard work has paid off as they feel prepared for the next chapter of their athletic and academic careers.
“These Monarchs are student-athletes who are committed, determined and motivated to not only compete but also succeed at the highest level in their academics and athletics. They define what it means to achieve greatness both individually and as a Trinity Hall team member,” Athletics Director Alison Pugsley said. “We look forward to more days of celebrating aspiring collegiate student athletes. Thank you to Maddie, Caitlin and Katie for leading the way. The Trinity Hall team will be cheering proudly as you take on Division 1 athletics.”