Big Reasons To Smile

Sandwich High School seniors Colby Leighton (from left) Aidan Rodgers and Sam Hood all signed their college letters of intent this week on signing day.

Signing Day was a big one for Sandwich High School this past week as four Blue Knights made their college intentions known by signing either national letters of intent or letters of commitment for their post-high school student athletics.

Colby Leighton, Aidan Rodgers, Sam Hood and Macey White all signed on for their next four years during ceremonies at SHS.

Rodgers showed his stuff as a sophomore on the boys’ lacrosse team and had a very impressive season as the Knights advanced to play Medfield in the Division 2 state semifinals. Despite not having a junior season due to COVID-19, Rodgers did enough to get himself noticed through additional club play and hopes to have a great senior year this coming spring before heading to Assumption College.

Rodgers will be joined at Assumption by his high school teammate Colby Leighton. The midfielder was another big part of the young core that helped lead the Knights deep during the 2019 state tournament and he, too, is looking forward to playing at the next level after having one more great season this coming spring.

Hood is one of the best golfers to ever come through Sandwich High School and will continue to fire at pins for Bryant University. The No. 1 golfer for the undefeated Blue Knights this past fall was the Cape and Islands League MVP and has twice been named a Boston Herald All-Scholastic. This past year he finished with a stroke average of 36.8 for nine holes and was a standout for five years at SHS.

White is one of the most-accomplished field hockey players to ever come through SHS and will be continuing her education at the University of New Hampshire after leading the Knights to the Division 2 finals last year and to a Cape and Islands regular season and playoff championship this year. Coach Kelsey Beaton said White’s game is as good as they come and that her leadership and overall skills set her apart.

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