Wayland Boosters hosts annual signing day event


Pictured above are the members of the Class of 2016 who were recruited to play a sport in college. WSPN interviewed WHS athletes who plan on playing a sport in college to gain insight about the college recruiting process.

WHS held its annual signing day where ten students signed letters of intent to the colleges they will be attending in the fall. The event was held on April 12. The following athletes attended the event:

Jimmy Lampert, lacrosse (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Bronwyn Davies, basketball (Yale University)
Sarah Maietta, rowing (Boston University)
Ben Jones, wrestling (Columbia University)
Andrew Fennelly, football (Framingham State)
Wesley Jones, football (Curry College)
Elizabeth Miller, diving (Georgetown University)
Emily Barnard, lacrosse (Middlebury College)
Spencer Dutton, swimming (Hamilton College)
Josh Brito, football (Trinity College).

The ceremony was held by Wayland Boosters in the commons and was attended by the student athletes families, teachers, coaches, and teammates. During the ceremony, the athletes’ coaches talked about their players’ success during their high school career.

Senior Bronwyn Davies, who will be attending Yale University, said that she is really looking forward to playing basketball at a high level with experienced girls who love it just as much as she does.

“This will be such a great opportunity to learn from them and the coaches and see how much I can develop as a player,” Davies said.

Senior Jimmy Lampert signed with Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Lampert said that he has faced many adversities in his lacrosse career. Amongst them, the biggest being his size.

“I am clearly not one of the biggest guys on the field, but it has always been that way,” Lampert said. “At this point in my lacrosse career, I have learned to take advantage of it and learned to love it. I make up for it with my speed and creativity and try to completely eliminate my size from the equation.”

Like Lampert, Davies has also faced and overcome many adversities in her basketball career.

“I’ve only been playing basketball seriously for about four years, and compared to my club teammates who have been playing since they could walk, I’ve always been at a disadvantage,” Davies said.

Davies said she overcame this adversity by attending to elite camps (recruiting camps) and working really hard over the summer of senior year because she knew she wanted to play Division 1 college basketball.