Four students from West Hartford’s Conard High School have signed National Letters of Intent.
By Ronni Newton
Four members of the Conard High School Class of 2021 who plan to participate in sports at the Division I or II level recently formalized their commitments during the National Letter of Intent early signing period.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ceremonies were kept brief and small, but coaches and athletic department staff are extremely proud of the achievements of these senior athletes, and wished them the best of luck as they continue their careers as student-athletes at the collegiate level.
Azaiyah Felder signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Ohio University.
“It has been a very humbling experience to have the opportunity to coach Azaiyah,” said coach Laurie Cersosimo. “The first week of her freshman year I watched in awe of her talent, a talent I had never seen come through Conard. As a junior Azaiyah has surpassed almost every record set at Conard including scoring over 1,000 points. She was named first team All State and with out a doubt will continue to add to her accomplishments in her senior year. We are all very excited to see what Azaiyah will do at Ohio.”
Tyler Remigino signed a National Letter of Intent and plans to participate in cross country as well as track at the University of Virginia.
“It’s not surprising to see after a varsity career spanning four years, as a three-season athlete, that Tyler Remigino is signing a National Letter of Intent to attend and compete for the University of Virginia,” said coach Ron Knapp. “The Cavaliers will be adding one of the state’s top runners this season who has not yet reached his peak level of performance that included a 15:46 over a 5K course and a 9:06 for a 3200m on the track. The additional strong leadership evidenced by Tyler’s activities as a captain over the past several months is further evidence that Coach Vin Lananna is adding a very capable and determined young man to his program.”
Chloe Scrimgeour has emerged as one of the state’s – and country’s – top runners, and plans to participate in cross country as well as track at Georgetown University.
For her first two years at Conard, Scrimgeour played soccer and basketball, along with participating in track and field. As a junior year she continued to play soccer, and in the winter competed in indoor track. Had the spring season not been canceled, she planned to be a member of the outdoor track team.
“Her positive attitude and energy is contagious. She is always inspiring and motivating her teammates, and challenging herself to be better,” girls cross country coach Jessica Blauvelt said.
Avery Theriault plans to continue her volleyball career at Franklin Pierce University.
“Avery has helped the Conard team reach the quarter-finals of the state tournament during the first three years of her career,” said coach Kerry Roller. “As a senior, she has led the team to a 9-1 record in our region. She is an All-State player who is the leading attacker this season in Connecticut with a hitting percentage of .543. Avery has been an integral part of the Conard volleyball team and has helped raise the level of play to make the Conard volleyball program a strong contender in the state.”
As a freshman, Theriault played volleyball, basketball and softball. She continued to play softball along with volleyball her sophomore year. As a junior year she participated in volleyball, while the softball season was canceled.
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