Student signs letter of intent on National Signing Day

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Kate Caranante

Looking out at his friends and family, senior Matthew Sherer prepares to sign his letter of intent. Sherer will be attending Lafayette College next fall.

Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief

Surrounded by his close friends and family, senior tackle Matthew Sherer signed his letter of intent Wednesday, Dec. 16 following an introduction by Athletic Director Lauren Otero and Head Coach Cyril Brockmeier. 

You’re going to do wonderful things, Brockmeier said. “I’m super proud of you and I’m excited for you to grow and develop not only as a football player, but as a person.” 

Next fall, Sherer will be moving to Evanston, Pennsylvania to continue his academic and athletic career at Lafayette College. Lafayette College is one of the oldest college football programs in the country, and they currently play in the Patriot League at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level.  

“From the start of my recruitment, they let me know that I’m the guy they want” Sherer said. “They told me right away that I would be competing for a starting spot my first year. Getting an amazing education along with the potential to actually play, made me want to go there.”

The signing day ceremony that was held in the media center was limited to 15 people due Covid-19 precautions, so only one of Sherer’s teammates could attend along with his family.  

“First off, I want to thank my mom, my dad, and Frank,” Sherer said. “Thank you, guys, for everything. Thank you for the support, whether it was emotionally, financially, or physically. I’m also thankful for my team. Not everyone could be here due to Covid, but I love every single one of them. I had fun playing with them and I wouldn’t change it for the world.