Zoned Sports Academy, located in Bridgewater, NJ, hosted its 7th annual Signing Day for all the graduating seniors heading into their freshman year of college year next fall. Signing Day at Zoned was created to give every student-athlete a chance to “sign.” Not everyone has an opportunity to sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI), and this is a great opportunity for all the student-athletes to get together to celebrate their accomplishments! Accompanied by their friends and family members, the staff at Zoned calls up each student-athlete individually. After taking a photo, each recipient signed a certificate of excellence and received their very own Signing Day framed Jersey to represent their high school and the college they will be attending.
Zoned is proud to announce that there were 31 student-athletes moving on to play baseball and softball at the collegiate level, 28 of which attended Signing Day. Piscataway, Watchung Hills, Bridgewater, Warren Hills, Governor Livingston, J.P. Stevens, Stroudsburg, Hun, Montgomery, Easton, and Scotch Plains – Fanwood were just some of the high schools represented. Of the 31 signees, some colleges that were represented included Coppin State University, Penn State, Rutgers University, Lafayette College, Gettysburg College, TCNJ, Franklin and Marshall College, University of Rhode Island, Harvard, MIT, and many more.
A special thanks to Steve Nikorak for speaking and all that sponsored the event.
Recognized this year were:
Jason Arrigo Ridge High School Salve Regina University
Autumn Barge Union Catholic Regional High School Widener University
Briant Bazydlo Governor Livingston High School Morris County Community College
Ava Calabrese Summit High School Muhlenberg College
Alex Cameron Easton High School Penn State - Hazelton
Luke Crawford Hillsborough High School Morris County Community College
Ricky Erbeck The Hun School Fairfield University
Vincent Esposito South Plainfield High School Morris County Community College
Jessica Forte Middlesex High School University of Hartford
Ethan Goldman Easton High School Chatham University
Karson Harcourt Seton Hall Prep High School Rowan University
Jake Hendershot Bridgewater – Raritan HS Northampton Community College
Alyssa Hughes Notre Dame Academy Post University
Justin Johnson Easton High School Coppin State University
Kristin Lee Freehold Township High School Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matt Kalinak Gill St. Bernard’s HS Clark University
Priyanka Kaul West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South Harvard University
Dante Mack Easton High School Albright College
Kaya Mahy Johnathan Dayton High School Muhlenberg College
Matt Murowski Governor Livingston High School St. Petersburg Junior College
Maddie Murphy Summit High School Gettysburg College
Ben Petrone The Hun School Lafayette College
Jack Pires Governor Livingston High School Rutgers – Newark
Aaron Santos Bridgewater – Raritan HS Eastern University
Jake Sempervive Gill St. Bernard’s HS Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael Shaffer Governor Livingston High School Montclair State University
Brandon Shine South Plainfield HS Rowan University
Joe Skapinetz Gill St. Bernard’s HS Lafayette College
Matt Smoke Bridgewater – Raritan HS Raritan Valley Community College
Keegan Stem Easton High School Ursinus College
Ryan Vollmer Middlesex High School Mercer County Community College
Raiden Yost Middlesex High School Misericordia University
For the 7th consecutive year, Signing Day at Zoned Sports Academy was a success!
Each year, thousands of new faces walk through the doors at Zoned with the hopes and aspirations of playing in college and making it to the big leagues. “It is our ultimate goal to see our kids play collegiately, and we take pride in seeing so many of our student-athletes enter the next chapter in their academic and athletic careers. Some of these kids have trained with us for over 10 years and we are so proud to see them move on,” said owner, Duke Baxter.
Each day, the staff members at Zoned embark on a new journey with young athletes in hopes of developing them both on and off the field. Their job is to help train them in baseball and softball, as well as helping them to find the right academic fit moving forward.
We look forward to all our future Signing Days and wish our class of 2021 the best of luck on their college careers!
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