Pandemic doesn’t stop Division I signing

With COVID-19 pandemic precautions in place, it had to be a carefully choreographed event. But Colorado Academy still found a way to celebrate the members of the Class of 2021 who have  committed to play collegiate sports with Division I teams. On November 11, a small group of family and coaches gathered at the CA tennis courts—carefully observing social distance—to cheer four CA Seniors at the National Letter of Intent signing.

Head of School Dr. Mike Davis greeted everyone and congratulated the students on their success.

“Signing a letter of intent shows great responsibility, and I hope brings a huge sense of achievement,” Davis said. “CA has been fortunate to have you represent us on the field. You have brought the school recognition with state championships and with your good sportsmanship and character on and off campus.”

Director of Athletics Bill Hall thanked the college counselors and coaches who had helped these students make a college decision. He also requested a round of applause for the parents who had played such a significant role in their children’s success. “I know how much you all have done to make this happen,” he said. “While we focus on the process of competition at CA, we also want to honor students who achieve such an outstanding outcome.”

Hall recognized each individual student who signed a National Letter of Intent:

  • Maya Rutherford will play lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
  • Maya Pellegrini will play soccer at the University of Portland.
  • Katharine Merrifield will play lacrosse at the University of Michigan.
  • Spencer Harvey will play lacrosse at Colgate University.
  • Jessie Bakes, who attends D’Evelyn High School, but has played Girls Lacrosse for CA, will play lacrosse at Brown University.

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