During a special ceremony in Williston’s Athletic Center on Saturday, April 16, The Williston Northampton School’s Alexis Speliotis signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Division 1 rowing team at the University of Louisville.
Joined by her family along with Athletic Director Mark Conroy, Alexis agreed to attend University of Louisville as part of the class of 2015. In return, the university agreed to provide her with a full scholarship. Signing the letter also gives notice to other schools that she may no longer be recruited.
Alexis, who is from Westford, Massachusetts, has rowed on Williston’s crew team thanks to the school’s involvement in Northampton Youth and Community Rowing. Daphne Burt, Williston’s director of Community Life and one of Alexis’s coaches, says, “Alexis loves crew and has been focused on rowing crew in college for as long as I’ve known her. She takes it seriously and works hard at it, and I am very proud of her.”
Alexis has been co-captain of the team for two years and was picked to row in the Head of the Charles this past fall. She is the fourth Williston student in the last five years (and the third this year) to sign a National Letter of Intent for a NCAA Division 1 scholarship.
University of Louisville is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The women’s rowing team has finished in the top half overall of the Big East Rowing Championship every year since 2006.