Signing day at Cape Henlopen High School Nov. 13 was a celebration of family, friends and coaches. There are combinations of photos and everybody wants to get into the act.
Seven senior athletes signed letters of intent to continue playing their specific sport at their preferred college or university.
Abigail Hearn will take her basketball talents to Kutztown University. The Golden Bears, a Division II school, play in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference with 14 member schools. Last year, the Golden Bears were 19-12. Head coach Janet Malouf has been there 26 seasons.
Lucas Johnson will be playing baseball at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Division I school. The Retrievers play in the America East Conference. Coach Liam Bowen begins his first season in the spring of 2020. Last season, UMBC was 22-31.
Sean Clendaniel is heading to Salisbury University to play baseball. The Seagulls, a Division III program, play in the Capital Athletic Conference. They are coached by Troy Brohawn, now in his sixth season. Last year, they were 35-10-1 and finished the season ranked 24th in the country.
Sawyer Walker is heading to Winthrop University to play lacrosse for the Eagles, a Division I program in the Big South Conference. They are coached by Julika Blankenship. Last season, the Eagles were 8-11.
Lola Messick will take her talents to the University of Mary Washington to play lacrosse. UMW is a Division III school that plays in the Capital Athletic Conference facing school like Franklin and Marshall and Lynchburg.
Lee Wilson will also head to Mary Washington but to play field hockey. The Eagles were 7-11 this season.
Abby Kane will attend Belmont Abbey in North Carolina. The Crusaders are a Division II school and member of Conference Carolinas.