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Photo caption: Left to right, Wes Crowell, Sam Hutchings, John Robinson, Canaan Severin, Corey Majors, Jordan Lucas, and Steven Daniels. Standing is Head Varsity Football Coach David Dykeman.
Six Worcester Academy Students Sign Letters of Intent

February 1, 2012

Worcester Academy announced that seven seniors today signed Letters of Intent to attend at colleges and universities across the country during a special signing ceremony in the Daniels Gymnasium.

The student-athletes, six of whom with attend institutions with NCAA Division 1 athletics programs, will receive full athletic grant-in-aid scholarships from their respective colleges and universities. Grant-in-aid scholarships are given in recognition of athletic ability and performance. In this case, the students have all been recognized in football.

The seniors who announced their intent are as follows:

Wes Crowell, of Amherst, NH, will attend Southern Connecticut State University (Division 2).
Steven Daniels, of Cincinnati, OH, will attend Boston College (Division 1).
Sam Hutchings, of Barrington, RI, will attend State University of New York at Albany (Division 1).
Jordan Lucas, of New Rochelle, NY, will attend Pennsylvania State University (Division 1).
Corey Majors, of Langhorne, PA, will attend Villanova University (Division 1).
John Robinson, of Springfield, MA, will attend the UMass-Amherst (Division 1).
Canaan Severin, of Marlboro, MA, will attend the University of Virginia (Division 1).

Canaan, like many of the players, has credited Worcester Academy, both athletically and academically, for much of his success. He noted that his academic profile strengthened considerably while at the Academy, which only increased the number of opportunities he had as regards to colleges and universities.

“Coming here as a sophomore – it’s the best thing I ever did,” Canaan said. “It made all this possible.”


“Each of these six seniors truly shows what it means to be a student-athlete at Worcester Academy and are terrific representatives of the Worcester Academy community, and we wish them well,” said Ed Reilly, Worcester Academy Director of Athletics.

Worcester Academy’s Head Varsity Football Coach David Dykeman also praised the signers.
“These are great young people, of tremendous character, who, like all of our student-athletes, work hard both on and off the field,” said Mr. Dykeman. “I’m proud of their accomplishments and confident that they have received the best possible preparation for success moving forward.
“We compete against some of the best private schools in the nation, and, as a result, our players’ skills are second to none,” he said. “It’s the reason these student-athletes – and many of their teammates – are sought out by the colleges around the country.”

Click here for more photos from the Signing Ceremony.

Click here for the Charter Channel TV3 broadcast of Kevin Shea's sports report.


Worcester Academy is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6-12 and postgraduates. Our urban setting, diverse community, and challenging curriculum provide students with a solid, real-world education. For more information visit

For more information about this story, or Worcester Academy Athletics, contact Neil Isakson, director of external communications, at 508-754-5302 x135, or email