Jupiter High holds annual signing day


Senior volleyball commit, Courtney Capar, signs to Florida Tech University.

Jupiter High held its athletic signing day Feb. 3, where the best players in the school officially committed to their colleges. Athletes in softball, baseball, swim and dive, lacrosse, volleyball and soccer signed to colleges throughout the country.

“When I walked in and I saw all the banners and the places [the players] were going, I got emotional because I think we have the best students going all over the country,” Dr. Colleen Iannitti, Jupiter High principal, said. “They are great athletes, super students, they’re smart, kind and I was just so impressed by all their accomplishments. I can’t even imagine where they will be in a couple years from now.”

The athletes are all very enthusiastic about continuing their career in college, not only in their sport, but also academically.

“I’m really excited to play at Long Island University because lacrosse is my passion, and I’m happy to take my talents to the next level,” Natalie Hart, senior LIU lacrosse commit, said. “It’s close to New York City and has a great alumni network, which allows me to have connections.”

According to Hart, her father has been very helpful in her career, pushing her to practice on her own and make connections.

“My parents have helped me get all the way here and are my biggest supporters. My coaches always push me to get in the right spot,” Elijah Scadina, senior baseball commit to Palm Beach Atlantic, said. “I plan on getting better by continuing to work extra hard and staying on top of my grades.”

The athletes’ coaches, parents and teammates have been very supportive of their future college careers, and look forward to watching them succeed.

“I think they will be great in college, and the colleges have no idea how good these kids are, but they know how to be leaders on the court,” Blaine Betz, girls volleyball coach, said. “Hard work in the classroom and off the court is what makes these girls the players they are, even when no one is watching, they still put in the hardest work.”

Six players from the girls volleyball team committed to college on signing day, including Vivian Miller to Ole Miss and Savannah Woods to North Carolina State.

I knew Florida Tech was the place where I’m meant to be”

— Courtney Capar

“I had no idea where I wanted to go for a long time and I was looking at a few schools but then it all came down to where I was going to be happiest and get the most out of my college experience,” Courtney Capar, senior Florida Tech University volleyball commit, said. “I knew Florida Tech was the place where I’m meant to be.”

Capar has worked hard all through high school, and is not the only one whose determination has paid off.

“I’m so very proud of them, because they are athletes, committed to their sport, and they have worked so hard for years and it’s all paying off,” Iannitti said. “I’m just so proud to have been a part of their experience.”