Four MacDuffie Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent in Signing Ceremony

The MacDuffie School library was brimming with pride Friday evening as a crowd of parents, coaches and students gathered to witness The MacDuffie’s Student-Athlete National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony.


Following brief words by Head of School Steve Griffin and Director of Athletics Meirion George during which they outlined the four student-athletes outstanding physical achievements, as well as expressed thanks to parents, coaches, teammates, and the MacDuffie community for their tireless support, coaches had an opportunity to speak and the signing began.


Ania Ludkiewicz, a senior from Granby, Mass, signed her letter of intent to Sacred Heart University, surrounded by family, teammates, and Coach Meirion George. She will join their soccer program as a freshman next fall.

James Bouknight, a senior from Brooklyn, N.Y. signed his National Letter of Intent to the University of Connecticut where he will join the basketball program this fall. He was one of two MacDuffie basketball players to sign their letter of intent that evening, the other, Ismael Massoud, a senior from New York, N.Y. will join Wake Forest University’s basketball team this fall. They were joined by teammates and Coach Del Rosario in celebration.

Michael Cruz, a senior from Chicopee, Mass. signed a letter of intent to AIC where he will enter their baseball program as a freshman next fall. He signed his letter surrounded by family, a crowd of teammates and Coach Neil Domer-Shank.