4 Agnes Irwin Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

 

Celebrated by coaches, teammates, family and friends, four Agnes Irwin seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, November 14 to pursue their chosen sports at Division I colleges and universities.

The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution, requiring the student-athlete to complete one full academic year at the institution.

Wednesday’s signers were:

  • Maddie Aguirre, University of Wisconsin, swimming

  • Emma Bonner, Boston College, crew

  • Cecilia (Cc) Senyk, Colgate University, lacrosse

  • Emily Wills, Loyola University Maryland, lacrosse

“Each of these students are accomplished in the classroom and on the field or pool, and serve as role models of commitment, hard work, and determination,” said Agnes Irwin Athletic Director Courtney Lubbe. “You have worked countless hours on your sport and your studies, and today, we celebrate your commitment to continue being a student-athlete at the next level. Congratulations to each of you — we are proud to have you represent Agnes Irwin and our entire community as student-athletes.”

Maddie Aguirre will swim for the University of Wisconsin next year. An accomplished school and club swimmer, Aguirre was named Scholastic All-American after the 2017-2018 season, and has been named All-InterAc four years in a row. Aguirre currently holds ten school records in the pool for individual events and as a member of relay teams.  

Emma Bonner has committed to row at Boston College next year. A seasoned rower, Bonner has been a member of numerous 1st place finishes at the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Associations Manny Flick Regatta Series, has medaled at the Philadelphia City Championships, and has raced in the finals at the Stotesbury Regatta. Additionally, Bonner’s boats have qualified for the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship in each year of her high school career.

Cc Senyk will play lacrosse at Colgate University next year. As a member of the Varsity squad at Agnes Irwin since 9th grade, Cc has won the PAISAA State Championship in 2017 and 2018, the Inter-Ac League Championship in 2016 and 2018. In addition to her accomplishments on the field, Senyk has taught youth lacrosse clinics in the Philippines to raise the profile of the sport and opportunities for girls in sports internationally.

Emily Wills has committed to play lacrosse at Loyola University Maryland. A dynamic attacker, Wills was named a US Lacrosse All-American and 1st Team All Inter-Ac in 2018. As a member of the varsity lacrosse team, Wills helped the team win the PAISAA State Championship in 2017 and 2018, and the Inter-Ac League Championship in 2016 and 2018. She has scored more than 100 goals in her career at AIS.

These four athletes are among 10 Agnes Irwin seniors who have already verbally committed to continuing their sports in college, as of November 14. The students are:

  • Maddie Aguirre, University of Wisconsin, swimming

  • Lauren Avery, Syracuse University, lacrosse

  • Grace Bartosh, Harvard University, lacrosse

  • Emma Bonner, Boston College, crew

  • Emily Coyne, University of Pennsylvania, lacrosse

  • Caroline Glaser, Bowdoin College, squash

  • Lauren Rader, Bucknell University, lacrosse

  • Isabella Schneider, Tufts University, squash

  • Cecilia Senyk, Colgate University, lacrosse

  • Emily Wills, Loyola University Maryland, lacrosse

Altogether, 14 percent of the Class of 2019 has verbally committed to college athletic programs.

Way to go, Owls!

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