Wednesday mark National Signing Day, when high school and prep athletes sign National Letters of Intent for the college programs of their choosing. It is always a busy day for the Shore Conference and its rich tradition of producing next-level talent in all sports.
Scroll through this post to see the scenes from around the Shore on National Signing Day with photos and tweets of the athletes who signed on the dotted line. If you have photos from Signing Day that are not included, send to Matt Manley via email (email@example.com) or on Twitter (@Matt_Manley).
Ranney seniors Scottie Lewis, Bryan Antoine and Alex Klatsky signed with major college basketball programs on Wednesday. Antoine signed with defending national champion Villanova and Lewis and Klatsky both inked with the University of Florida - Klatsky as a preferred walk-on.
At Christian Brothers Academy, 13 student-athletes signed with college programs. Pictured on the top row, from right to left: Brendan Hansen (Rutgers Golf), Jack Wall (South Carolina Golf), Thomas Gray (Monmouth Lacrosse), Josh Cohen (St. Francis Basketball), Connor Nelson (Holy Cross Tennis), Anthony Pillari (Rider Baseball) and Connor Macrae (Monmouth Lacrosse).
In the front row, from left to right: Paul Retterer (Southern California Swimming), Sam Rennard (Penn State Swimming), Ryan Burke (Bryant Swimming), Luke Reid (Oklahoma Cross Country), Tanner Crochet (Richmond Cross Country), Tommy DiTullio (Bryant Baseball)
A quartet of Red Bank Catholic girls soccer seniors signed with Division I programs on Wednesday. Striker Juliana Rafaniello signed with Baltimore Maryland County (UMBC), center fullback Danielle Borrino with Siena, forward Sofia Giamanco with Iona and midfielder Caroline O'Connor with Virginia Tech.
Monmouth Regional pitcher and infielder Dante Ciaramella signed to stay close to home and play baseball at Monmouth University on Wednesday.
Shore Regional's Michael Deusch (Caldwell University, baseball), Erin Ruane (North Carolina-Wilmington, swimming), Maggie Lamb (Rutgers, field hockey), Jillian Olsen (Wagner, lacrosse) and Jake Turner (Caldwell University, lacrosse) signed their NLI on Wednesday.
At Toms River North, Jenna Paul (Colgate, basketball), Kaci Neveling (Holy Cross, softball), MacKenzie Braun (SUNY Morrisville, softball), Maggie Downs (Monmouth, field hockey) and Marissa Tava (Pittsburgh, soccer) made their commitments official.
Rumson-Fair Haven had nine student-athletes sign their NLI's on Wednesday.
Also signing from Wall on Wednesday were Rob Kanniard (Rutgers wrestling ) and Alexandra Kettyle IUniversity of New Haven women's lacrosse).