From left-to-write: Matt Donato (Tufts baseball), Conor Foley (UMass Lowell lacrosse), Abby McLaughlin (UMass Lowell lacrosse), Caileen Quinn (St Francis field hockey), Abigail Rae (Bryant volleyball), Cam Schlittler (Northeastern baseball), and Audra Tosone (UMass lacrosse) pose together after signing their NLI’s at Walpole High on Thursday. Photos by Twitter, @WalpoleAD
By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
Walpole High School has pumped out a solid number of collegiate-level athletes over the years. On Thursday, a new wave of Rebels made it official as seven Walpole High athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play a sport in college.
Pitchers and due-to-be senior captains of Rebel baseball, Cam Schlittler and Matt Donato, signed their letters of intent to play baseball in college, with Schlittler heading to Northeastern and Donato heading to Tufts.
Due-to-be senior captain of Walpole High boys lacrosse and leading scorer each of the last two seasons, Conor Foley, signed his NLI to play at UMass-Lowell. Meanwhile, due-to-be senior captain of Walpole girls lacrosse, Abby McLaughlin, will join Foley at Lowell and play for the Riverhawks’ women’s lax team.
Senior captain of Walpole field hockey and due-to-be captain of Walpole girls lacrosse this spring, Audra Tosone, signed her NLI to play lacrosse at UMass-Amherst. Caileen Quinn signed to play field hockey at St. Francis (New York).
After dominating the Bay State Conference for the better part of the last four years, Abigail Rae signed her NLI to play volleyball at Bryant.
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