Signing day exemplifies athletes’ hard work throughout the year


Nick Bell

Athletics director Brandon Carlucci addresses the audience and the athletes before signing day commences

Nick Bell

Deciding a college is one of the biggest choices that a student can make. There is an immense amount of apprehension, fear, and excitement that comes with choosing a college. For athletes, this is only amplified.

Signing day celebrates all of the hard work that leads up to when an athlete commits to a university. All of the strenuous practices, early mornings, late nights, losses, and wins that go into an athletic season are honored on signing day.

It is very rare for an athlete to get the opportunity to play their sport at the collegiate level. Due to this, there is a lot of jubilation in the commons on signing day.

“I’m very proud,” girls basketball player Lauren Zwetzig’s grandfather details.

Playing football for CSU is a dream for many football players who have grown up and lived in Fort Collins. This dream became a reality for Fossil wide receiver Garrett Burns. When asked how it feels to sign for his hometown college, he said “It’s a blessing. I’m excited to stay close to my friends and my family.”

Congratulations to Lindsey Wilson for signing to Central College for softball, along with her twin sister Parker Wilson, Thaniel Trumper for signing to Doane University for baseball, Ella Peterson for signing to Rhodes College for swimming, Garrett Burns for signing to Colorado State University for football, Riley Green for signing to Claremont McKenna College for swimming, and Lauren Zwetzig for signing to Haverford College for basketball. Great job Sabercats, and I am sure you will all continue to push your limits and represent Fossil.