Decisions, Decisions-Parkland media day is full of them

You see it all over sports news but it doesn’t seem real: signing day. The contract seals the deal for some for a future of excellence. This past Friday, select Parkland high school athletes had the honor of signing to their college sports on media day. Everyone was wearing their college gear, and a big turnout imposed huge support from the families of the athletes. The Trumpet staff had the opportunity to interview Jack Weider and Morgan Napolitano about their signing day experiences.

Morgan and her family during the signing ceremony

Morgan Napolitano 

Q:What school are you signing to for what sport?

A:I am committed to the University of Rochester for lacrosse. 


Q:What does it take to get in the radar of college coaches?

A:A big part of recruiting, particularly for lacrosse, is playing on club teams during the summer. This is when college coaches have off so they are able to travel to tournaments and scout potential recruits, and the club teams also offer players the opportunity to compete at a higher level with increased competition. It also helps for athletes to maintain good grades because coaches are ultimately looking for college students. 


Q:Who came to support you at media day?

A:My parents, brother, boyfriend, and friends came to support me at media day

From left to right: Jack Weider, Jake Hurd, Mike Bender, Matt Barraco

Jack Weider

Q:what school are you signing to for what sport?

A:Desales university for boys lacrosse 


Q:What does it take to get on the radar of college coaches?

A:Playing well, having good body language, being coachable, and reaching out to all kinds of coaches to get your name out there


Q:Who came to support you at media day?

A:My family and my teammates


We wish all soon-to-be Parkland alumni a successful athletic career and thank Parkland parents for their support of the school district