Four athletes from Windsor High School signed national letters of intent during a ceremony Tuesday to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Students Skyler King, Brandon Deering, Dalton Walker and Alex Weis all signed their letters following a ceremony in the high school’s fireside room where friends, family and coaches gathered to celebrate the students’ accomplishments.
Walker signed to play basketball at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
“It’s a relief,” he said. “It feels great. All my hard work is finally paying off.”
He said he’s excited for the next level of competition in college.
Boys basketball coach Doug Hammond said he’s enjoyed watching Walker grow and improve over the years.
“I’m so proud of you,” he said. “You’ll succeed in whatever you do.”
Deering signed to play baseball at Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont.
“It feels great,” he said. “All the hard work has paid off. It’s a great feeling.”
Boys baseball coach Brad Deal praised Deering’s work as right fielder for the team.
“It’s been an honor to have you in our program because of the type of kid you are,” he said. “You’re going to go on to be a great college baseball player.”
King signed to play lacrosse at the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, N.C.
“I’m happy to be done with high school,” he said. “I’m excited to play at a higher level.”
Lacrosse coach John Belleau praised King’s stick handling skills.
“Skyler is, without a doubt, one of the best long stick middies in the state,” Belleau said. “He always draws the best opponent on the other team. He can take the ball away from anybody.”
Weis signed to play lacrosse at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.
“It’s a big weight off my shoulders,” he said. “I’ve been stressing about this for three months now and I’m happy that I’ve finally made a decision and that I know where I’m going to be next year.”
Belleau said Weis, a team captain, came into the season with injuries but has made a great recovery.
“He’s tough. He’s mean. He’s a great leader,” Belleau said.