Milford student-athletes make collegiate choices
The Milford Public Schools is pleased to announce six students signed National Letters of Intent to continue athletic play in college.
The students will all receive tuition assistance from their intended schools. The students, along with their families, coaches, and school administrators, attended special signing events at both high schools.
Kevin Johnson has been recruited by the Division II University of Bridgeport to pitch for the Purple Knights’ baseball team.
Johnson will be playing his fourth season of baseball this spring for the Lawmen and said, “I’m looking forward to getting started with college play.” He is undecided as to his expected major.
Law’s James Palmer will also be playing baseball, but as a University of Rhode Island Ram.
A talented shortstop/infielder, Palmer will also play his fourth season this spring. Palmer said, “It’s a dream come true,” of his recruitment to the Division I school. He is planning to major in Nursing.
Teneya McLaughlin was recruited by Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., to play basketball for the Division II Greyhounds.
McLaughlin is beginning her fourth year playing for the Lions this season and said, “I’m just happy the decision has finally been made and is now over.” She plans to major in Occupational Therapy.
Fallon Bevino will be playing softball with the Golden Bears at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
A four-year varsity player this spring, Bevino has been recruited to play first base/infield at the Division II school. “I’m excited about my future and I’m glad to know where I’ll be going to school,” said Bevino, who will major in Sports Management.
Jessica Harkness has been recruited by Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.
Another four-year varsity softball player at Foran, Harkness will bring her pitching talents to the Division I Gaels. “I absolutely love the school and can’t wait to start my college career,” said Harkness, who plans to major in Business.
Brad Orban will be attending Fairfield University to play tennis for the Division I Stags.
Orban’s well-documented tennis career has emblazoned the local papers many times over the past three years — most recently being named an All-American in boys tennis. “It’s exciting, and it’s the next big step in my life. I’m looking forward to it,” said Orban, who plans to major in Business.