Mary Motch of Moreland Hills and Julia Armitage of Cleveland Heights, both members of the Hathaway Brown Class of 2016, have committed to participate next fall in NCAA Division I swimming for the College of William & Mary and for Brown University, respectively.
At a special signing ceremony held in the Anne Cutter Coburn Reception Room, Blazers Varsity Swimming Head Coach Roderick Speed hailed both of these scholar-athletes as being "inspirational" in and out of the pool. He called particular attention to Julia's discipline and Mary's finesse. "I hate to see them go," he remarked to the standing-room-only crowd.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were the girls' families, teammates, teachers, and school administrators. After a few words from Mary and Julia, Assistant Athletic Director for Aquatics Stacey Vayo-Aroney, Athletic Director Paul Maes, and Head of School Bill Christ shared their thoughts as well about the girls as athletes, role models, and valuable members of the HB community, and wished them continued success in their academic and athletic careers.
Congratulations, Julia and Mary! Good luck at States! #GoHBBlazers