On Wednesday, February 6, high school athletes across the United States signed with college athletics programs during National Signing Day 2019. At Asheville School, Major Eason and Reagan Bednar both officially committed to play at the next level.
Eason, who is a standout basketball player and cross-country runner for the Blues, committed to the basketball program at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Bednar is a competitive multi-sport athlete who is new to Asheville School this year. She played field hockey and basketball, and she plans to play lacrosse in the spring with the Blues. Bednar signed to play lacrosse at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.
During the signing ceremony, Asheville School Athletic Director Carl Boland congratulated the two athletes. "This is a great moment for both of these students and also for Asheville School," he said. "It is an admirable accomplishment that the two of them earned opportunities to play at the next level and go to these great schools. On behalf of the athletic department, congratulations. I have no doubt you will both do great things."
Bednar says that she feels like she is at home with the Guilford team. "I'm really excited because Guilford has such a small close-knit community," she said. "I know the team, and I love the coach. When I met them, I just connected right away and knew that Guilford is where I wanted to be."
Eason says that for him, Swarthmore has the perfect blend of challenging academics and a strong Division III basketball program. "I am looking forward to the educational opportunities, making new connections and having the chance to play basketball for four more years," he said.