Eight High School Seniors Sign-On to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to Play a College Sport
Eight members of the Class of 2016 signed early “letters of intent” on November 11 to play in a college sport of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) via the National Letter of Intent (NLI):
The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution.
- Sami Amos
- Emma Hasco
- Leah Kern
- Kevin Liu
- Charlotte Madson
- Andrew Wheeler
- Braedon Wong
- Emily Yoos
- A prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).
- The institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).
Started in 1964 with seven conferences and eight independent institutions, the NLI program now includes 650 Division I and Division II participating institutions. The NLI is a voluntary program with regard to both institutions and student-athletes. No prospective student-athlete or parent is required to sign the NLI and no institution is required to join the program.
According to USCSD Athletic Director Mr. Matt Mellinger, “We are proud of these USC Panther scholar-athletes for making an early commitments with the NCAA.”
Congratulations to these outstanding students who will represent Upper St. Clair in college athletic programs throughout the country.
Showing off their soon-to-be attending college sportswear, Upper St. Clair seniors announcing their intention to participate in the NCAA early signing (from left to right) are Braedon Wong - Cornell University for Swimming, Emily Yoos - John Carroll University for Swimming, Andrew Wheeler - George Washington University for Baseball, Charlotte Madson - William & Mary College for Tennis, Leah Kern - Mercyhurst College for Volleyball, Emma Hasco - Penn State University for Soccer, Sami Amos - Duke University for Volleyball, and Kevin Liu - South Carolina University for Swimming.