12 Knights making their dreams come true signing National Letters of Intent


Marissa Leibowitz

12 North Penn student-athletes signing their National Letter’s of Intent

A moment that all student-athletes dream of is getting recruited to play their respective sport in college. Twelve of North Penn High School’s very own athletes made that commitment last Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, November 16th, twelve of North Penn’s student-athletes gathered in the auditorium to sign their National Letters of Intent to play Division l and Division ll sports at the collegiate level. 

The athletes that signed represented many North Penn sports including Baseball, Softball, Field Hockey, Acrobatics and Tumbling, Gymnastics, both Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, and Water Polo. The morning started with a welcome address from the first-year athletic director, Mr. Don Walsh.

“You’ve all taken the opportunity to do well with the opportunities that have been afforded to you”, Walsh said. “ Congratulations to all of our student-athletes.”

Each athlete was then introduced by their coach and given the opportunity to talk about their decision process and what led them to pick the school they will be playing at for the next 4 years.

“I chose Old Dominion which I am now really excited about. In terms of Old Dominion, I really liked how the coaches seemed like they were welcoming and really cared about who I really was and that they wanted me to succeed. It was really welcoming”, Old Dominion University Baseball commit Dylan Brown said. 

Bloomsburg University Women’s Lacrosse commit Danielle Preston also shared her thoughts about her decision to play at Bloomsburg. 

“When I went on my visit I just knew the team was like family and like my family here at North Penn and I am very excited,” Preston said. 

Coaches were also given time to reflect on their experiences coaching their student-athletes during their time at North Penn. Not only did they read their stats and athletic achievements, but also reflected on them as a person and as a student.  Each coach expressed what great work ethic each athlete had as well as what strong leadership skills they all possessed. 

All of the student-athletes have worked very hard over their athletic and academic career to get to this point. Congratulations go out to all of the student-athletes that signed Tuesday morning. North Penn will be cheering them on during all their future academic and athletic endeavors. 

Full list of the 12 signing day athletes below:

Dylan Brown- Old Dominion University for Baseball

Sophia Collins- Kutztown University for Softball

Baylen Detweiler- East Stroudsburg University 

Kaitlyn Green- Frostburg State University for Acrobatics and Tumbling 

Aislyn Labadie- Ball State University for Gymnastics 

Paige Mitchell- Lasalle University for Water Polo

Daniel Myers- Chestnut Hill College for Men’s Lacrosse 

Danielle Preston- Bloomsburg University for Women’s Lacrosse 

Micki Secoda- Mercy College for Softball

Elizabeth Stark- Mercy College for Softball 

Emily Varilla- Lasalle University for Women’s Lacrosse

Madison Waldspurger- Saint Francis University for Field Hockey