Richie Joseph '22 signs NLI with Providence for lacrosse
Five months after a memorable moment at Longmeadow High School, Richie Joseph ’22 had a memorable moment at Wilbraham & Monson Academy.
WMA Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Mike MacDonald hopes Richie can enjoy a final memorable moment with the Titans six months from now.
A postgraduate at the Academy, Richie signed his National Letter of Intent in WMA’s gym Thursday night to attend and play lacrosse at Division I Providence College.
Richie, a high-scoring attackman, led Longmeadow High to the West-Central Division II title in June. He was named the region’s public school Player of the Year for boys’ lacrosse.
Richie on what attracted him to Providence: “It has a balance of really good academics and really good athletics. I like the coaching staff, the people I met and the environment. Everything about it was a good fit.”
Richie on signing his NLI: “It’s been a long journey. It’s nice to see it get to this point and I’m excited to see the next chapter.”
Richie on how WMA helped him in the college process: “Coach (Mike MacDonald) Mac has been a huge help. He’s put in so much time to make me feel comfortable and make a smooth adjustment. I appreciate all of his support and help.”
Coach MacDonald regarding Richie: “I’m really excited for Richie. I’m so proud of him and his accomplishments. His transition has been smooth in the classroom and the after-school programs. It’s been a great choice for him to do his postgraduate year here at Wilbraham & Monson Academy.”
Coach Mac on his expectations for Richie for the 2022 season: “Moving forward into the lacrosse season, I’m going to be looking to him for a lot of leadership because of his skill and talent. Something you have to have in a championship team is leadership. Richie and I have had those conversations and I’m excited for him to be part of a serious contender this spring.”