Three AWHS Scholar-Athletes make National Commitment
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 three premier scholar-athletes from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree participated in The National Letter of Intent Signing Day. The NLI is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and a NCAA member institution.
"It was wonderful that we could celebrate this accomplishment as a community” said Williams Principal Dr. Michael Volonnino. “The signings represented the hard work and dedication of these student athletes, their families, and coaches. We couldn't be more proud at Archbishop Williams."
The three scholar-athletes are:
Alana Gilmer, North Easton
Miss Gilmer, a Catholic Central League All-Star is a versatile 6ft wing/forward. She signed with Virginia Tech. She played for Bay State Magic Elite and is ranked 27th guard in the 2015 class by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. She is the 16th ranked wing and a three-star recruit by ESPN “HoopGurlz”. She averaged 18 points, five rebounds and six blocks as a junior leading her team to the E-Mass Final. She was a member of the Division III State Championship team in 2013. Miss Gilmer was named to the All-Scholastic team by the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger. She is a 2013 Boston Rose Classic League MVP. Her teams won the 2015 Deep South Classic 15u and claimed the 2011 Junior Nationals Championship.
At Archbishop Williams Miss Gilmer serves her school and community as a Peer Minister. She is a Captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team and a member of the French National Honor Society member. She enjoys volunteering at an elementary school in Boston.
Jaylen Williams, North Easton
Miss Williams, a 6’3” post-player signed with Penn State. She is a game-changing defensive force and a skilled offensive player. She played for Bay State Magic Elite. In 2012-13 Miss Williams played a key role on the Team which won the Catholic Central League, South Sectional, E-Mass and Div. III State Championships. She is a Captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team. She enjoys volunteer service work in a local soup kitchen, nursing home and as coach for a youth basketball team.
Tayler Wornum, Randolph
Miss Wornum, a 5’10” forward signed with Stonehill College. A relentless rebounder who plays with infectious enthusiasm, Miss Wornum played for the Bay State Magic Elite. She transferred to Archbishop Williams for a more rigorous academic program after her sophomore year. She is a key member of the Girls Varsity Basketball team and National Honor Society member.
Williams Athletic Director Gordon McClay commented, “It was a wonderful morning and we are very proud of Alana, Jaylen and Tayler. It was extra special because we were able to spend time with their families.”
School President Dennis Duggan '70 added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed watching these three outstanding young women grow as students, leaders and athletes. It was wonderful to have them experience this wonderful day together. It was a great day for Archbishop Williams.”