Several locals sign letters of intent
The second half of pre-holiday November has been, as usual, a busy time for local student-athletes signing letters of intent to continue their careers on the field and in the classroom at various colleges beginning next fall.
Here’s a look at the reported recent events:
Bishop Guertin held a huge signing night this past Monday, with several student-athletes signing letters to play at schools next fall.
Meghan Cramb, of New Boston, will be playing basketball at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Michael O’Reilly (Hollis) will be joining her to play lacrosse at Assumption. Greta Reilly (Manchester), meanwhile, signed a letter of intent to play field hockey at Wheaton College. The Cards’ Kate Bradford, of Merrimack, will be playing lacrosse at the University of Delaware. The BG girls lacrosse program will also have Olivia Koutsos, of Nashua, playing at Brown University next season.
Elsewhere, Dakota Bilodeau (Milford) signed a letter to play softball at and attend Bryant University. Guertin pitcher Bridget Soraghan (Litchfield), will be playing her college softball at Merrimack College.
Meanwhile, speaking of pitchers, Campbell’s Griffin St. Onge, who wen 6-1 last spring as a junior starter for the Cougars, signed his letter to attend and play for St. Anselm College next year. St. Onge was a Division III All-State first teamer in 2016 and will be the incumbent ace of the Cougar staff in 2017.
"We have high expectations this coming spring from Griff," Campbell coach Jim Gorham said.
Another top area baseball player also recently committed in writing. Owen Batchelder, a key member of the 2016 Division II state champion Souhegan Sabers, signed his letter to play for Northeastern University next season.
"I have been talking to them for a while," Batchelder said. "It was nice to finally come to an agreement with them."
Batchelder, who will likely major in business/marketing, said he’s looking forward to the college challenge of being a student-athlete.
"I’m hoping it will help me grow a lot as a person and a baseball player," he said, "and it will be good to go throughout life with a Northeastern degree so I’m looking forward to it."
There are also area players who are out of town competing at prep schools who are heading on to continue their athletic careers at college next season. Nashua’s Abigail Streeter, of Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.) has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Rhode Island. Streeter spent her freshman year at Nashua High School North and her sophomore year at Bishop Guertin before moving on to Lawrence Academy. She’s also played extensively in AAU for the successful regional club known as the Rivals. Streeter is the granddaughter of former Nashua mayor Bernie Streeter.
Finally, on the tail end of the last wave of recent signings, Nashua North senior Gabrielle Masseur inked a letter of intent to play women’s lacrosse at the University of New Hampshire.
Dylan Morneau of the SHS Claw contributed to this report.