The signees smile while they are gathered by all their friends! (Photo Credit: Lauren Brown/used with permission)
The signees smile while they are gathered by all their friends!

Photo Credit: Lauren Brown/used with permission

AHN Athletics hosts Signing Day

November 15, 2022

Wednesday, November 9 was an exciting morning for five of our Academy seniors. Family members, friends, and faculty showed up to this meaningful event. 

Senior Genevieve Chiellini signed her letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic career at Bellarmine University. She has been playing softball since she was five years old, and has been the catcher ever since she started playing. Ever since committing to fully focus on softball, Genevieve has decided to dedicate most of her time to playing softball when she is not hanging out with friends or family.

Chiellini said, “I tried about every single different sport until eighth grade which is when I decided to fully focus on softball.”  

Chiellini smiles with her family as they show their happiness for her! (Genevieve Chiellini// used with permission)

Academy seniors Linnea Nestor and Mia Fairchild both fully committed to playing soccer at The University of South Florida Wednesday morning. Nestor has been playing soccer since she was seven years old, and instantly fell in love with the game. 

Nestor said, “I chose USF because I love the coach, and love everything from soccer to academics there.” 

Nestor rocks on her Bulls sign as she expresses her cheerfulness to start her next chapter! (Linnea Nestor// used with permission)

Mia Fairchild started playing soccer when she was nine years old, her brother and parents inspired her and she ended up falling in love with the game. 

Fairchild said, “I love soccer, especially because it’s a group effort, I love how everyone plays for each other and fights together to win.”

Mia Fairchild smiles proudly after signing her letter of intent at USF. (Mia Fairchild// used with permission)

Senior Lauren Brown signed to play lacrosse at her dream school, Vanderbilt University. Brown has been playing lacrosse since she was nine years old. She was looking for a school that not only would help her pursue her dreams of playing lacrosse, but also a well-rounded academic school.

Brown said, “I’m most excited to immerse myself into the lacrosse team’s amazing culture and truly become a part of the team.”

Brown is surrounded by friends and family as she signs her commitment to Vanderbilt University. (Lauren Brown// used with permission)

Senior Kate Petit committed to pursuing her swimming career at John Hopkins University. Petit is most excited about being on a swim team that is full of driven and motivated people. She is so excited to make new friends while doing what she loves.

Petit said, “I ended up choosing John Hopkins because it was the best combination of athletics and academics. I want to go into psychiatry and Hopkins pre-med program in unparalleled.”

Petit gathers with the other signees and shows her excitement by a huge smile on her face. (Kate Petit// used with permission)

Overall, this morning was very special to these student-athletes because they were surrounded by their family members and friends. It was a morning that will forever be remembered by these student-athletes.

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