ROXBURY, NJ – Three Roxbury High School seniors this week signed letters of intent to attend and play sports at Division 1 universities.
The students, Jack Findlay, Justin Bosland and Thomas Shulz, signed the commitment documents on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.
Findlay committed to play baseball for the University of Notre Dame. Bosland committed to play baseball for Northeastern University. Schulz committed to compete on the Monmouth University Track and Field Team.
The young men were praised by their Roxbury High School coaches.
“Today's milestone for both Jack and Justin is significant because playing at the highest level of college baseball has been a dream for both players and today it became official,” said Roxbury High School Baseball Coach Greg Trotter. “Both players are tremendous young men that come from outstanding families and have given so much to our program and our school.”
Speaking of Findlay, Trotter cited the student’s hard work and talent.
“He has matured both physically and mentally through his four years,” the coach said. “As a freshman, he was a skinny, talented, competitive, confident kid and has matured into one of the top players in the state. Jack has been the winning pitcher in our last two State Sectional Championship games as a freshman and sophomore. Obviously, his junior year was canceled, but the sky is the limit when it comes to what Jack can do this upcoming season and through the rest of his career.”
Turning to Bosland, Trotter said the student’s road to becoming a Division 1 student/athlete was a bit different.
“Through no fault of his own, Justin has not been on the varsity field except for about 15 games,” said the coach. “As a sophomore, Justin was expected to be a huge contributor to our team both in the infield and on the mound. Unfortunately, an injury at the end of basketball season cost him the first half of the baseball season.”
But when Bosland recovered, “he began to show what a great athlete he was,” Trotter said. “He finished the season as our starting shortstop, one of our best offensive players and someone we trusted on the mound.”