Years of hard work, sacrifice and persistence culminated into just reward for a number of prep school baseball players across New England.
Wednesday turned into a holiday of sorts for many student-athletes who officially signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play Division 1 or Division 2 college baseball. For most, it was a fitting end to a long, and often arduous, journey known as the recruiting process.
Worcester Academy, Winchendon School and Avon Old Farms School had the most signees with five each. Salisbury School was right behind with four.
For Central New England Prep Baseball League participant Worcester Academy, signing day became a crowning achievement for a school that historically sends multiple student-athletes to the next level. Worcester was planning to hold its NLI ceremony Thursday.