Five Berkeley Student- Athletes Commit to Play College Sports
On February 7, five student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School committed to compete in their collegiate sport of choice in a joint ceremony in front of a standing-room-only crowd of classmates, faculty and family members. The event was also broadcast live on the ESPN network. Those committing to compete for a Division 1 program signed the National Letter of Intent.
“Today is a special day as many student-athletes across the country sign their National Letters of Intent. Currently, Berkeley has 45 alumni participating in varsity collegiate athletics; 11 signed in the fall, and today, five more Berkeley student-athletes from the Class of 2018 make that commitment,” said athletic director Bobby Reinhart. “All five have proudly donned the Buccaneer uniform and represented Berkeley admirably. Each has proven that athletic excellence can co-exist with exemplary performance in the classroom. Congratulations to you all – we are so proud of you.”
National Signing Day has become an annual tradition at Berkeley honoring the hard work and dedication of our senior Buccaneers who will continue their academic and athletic endeavors at some of the country’s top colleges and universities.
Winter signees included:
Mayan Ahanotu – Football – University of Minnesota
Cody Benjamin – guaranteed preferred walk-on – Football – University of Notre Dame
Samantha Cascio – Soccer – Davidson College
Zach Mathis – Football – North Dakota State University
Nicholas Petit Frere – Football – The Ohio State University