In 2022, with so many things at a person’s fingertips, patience is a fading quality.
During his recruiting process, Wilbraham & Monson Academy Boys’ Basketball player Sean Seymour ’22 showed he has that trait, and he was eventually rewarded.
Sean signed his National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at The College of St. Rose, a Division II program located in his hometown of Albany, New York.
Sean committed on April 14 during a ceremony at the Athletic Center.
Sean on what drew him to St. Rose: “Definitely the coaching staff. I connected with them immediately. I love the area; I grew up in the area. It’s my home city of Albany. The opportunity to go there and make something special happen, when that presents itself, you have to take full advantage of it.”
Sean on how he benefitted from attending WMA: “WMA has done tremendous things for me. It’s allowed me to grow up away from home. I’ve made relationships with people that will last a lifetime. I’ve made friends from other countries. Those relationships are something I’m so thankful for. The faculty, my coaches, my friends – it’s been a great environment. I’m so blessed I was able to attend here for three years.”
Sean on signing his NLI: “This is a day I’ll never forget. There was a great turnout – so many friends and people I care about. I’m so thankful for my time at WMA. To see all the people who came out to support me on this day, it really hits home.”
Coach Mike Mannix on Sean signing his NLI: “I’m so proud of him, and I’m so happy for him to have this day. He’s been patient throughout the process. The recruiting process can sometimes go slower than you’d like. Sean was very patient. He also never compromised in what he wanted in a school. I’m so happy he found a match where I know he’ll succeed. I know he’ll come out with a great degree, and he’s going to be able to play in front of family and friends, which is awesome because not a lot of people get to do that.”