Ten Tabor Academy athletes from the Class of 2018 will be off to compete in NCAA Division I sports once they graduate from the School by the Sea. Celebrating their success, many of the student athletes took part in a ceremony on Wednesday evening, November 8, to officially sign their letters of intent with proud friends and families on hand to cheer them on.
“This group of ten dedicated student-athletes represent the commitment that many of our athletes have to their passions, a commitment to excellence.” said Associate Director of Athletics Kelly Walker. “It speaks highly of our coaches and the depth of our programs, and to the athletes at Tabor who have put in an incredible effort to put themselves in a good position to continue playing at the next level.”
Highlights include three seniors from the girls’ varsity hockey team – Kelly Browne, Jillian Fey, and Olivia Finocchiaro – who will continue to be teammates at Boston College. Senior Erin Hill will head to Yale University and continue playing basketball, while her teammate Emma Squires will set off to play basketball at the University of Richmond. Three boys from the boys’ varsity lacrosse team will head off in the fall to play at the next level as well: Patrick Daly to Villanova, Matt Shaffer to the University of Vermont, and Lance Pfeninger-Racine to St. Anselm’s. From the girls’ crew program, Mari Daly will join the crew at the University of Texas at Austin and Hannah Strom at the College of the Holy Cross.
“We’re so fortunate to have such wonderful kids, and it’s a bonus that they’re great athletes,” said a very proud Athletic Director Conan Leary.
The complete list of students and their college destination is listed below:
Kelly Browne: Boston College, Burlington, MA
Jillian Fey: Boston College, Nantucket, MA
Olivia Finocchiaro: Boston College, Saugus, MA
Mari Daly: University of Texas at Austin, Marion, MA
Patrick Daly: Villanova University, Shrewsbury, MA
Erin Hill: Yale University, Edgartown, MA
Lance Pfeninger-Racine: St. Anselm’s College, Dartmouth, MA
Matthew Shaffer: University of Vermont, Natick, MA
Hannah Strom: The College of the Holy Cross, Marion, MA
Emma Squires: University of Richmond, Kingston, MA