DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien's Benjamin Highton, who attends South Kent School, has signed to play men's college soccer for Fairfield University.
Highton, a native of England, is set to attend Fairfield University in the fall. Eight South Kent School students committed to Division I or Division II colleges to play men’s soccer for the Fall 2014 season.
Head of School Andrew Vadnais and Athletic Director and Prep Soccer Head Coach Owen Finberg were there to congratulate the students-athletes on April 24 when they signed with their colleges.
"This is a wonderful accomplishment for each of these fine young men," Vadnais said. "They have worked hard and are excellent soccer players, but more importantly, they are intelligent, thoughtful, men of good character. Congratulations to each of you! We at South Kent are excited to watch you grow as you approach this jumping off point in your Hero's Journey."
Highton said he is excited for this next step in the fall.
“It’s a very special day,” he said. "It’s what I’ve worked hard for and makes me very excited for the future.”
This is the latest in a series of signings from both current students and alumni.
“This group of graduates played outstanding soccer this fall on the way to the New England championship,” Finberg said. “More importantly, they have been outstanding scholars and representatives of our school all year. Each of them has been rewarded with an opportunity to continue their careers as student-athletes and several at some of the finest institutions of higher education in the country. I'm excited for them as they continue their Hero's Journey. I have no doubt that they will be successful on and off the field. This has been an excellent group of young men to work with and I'm very proud that they are part of the South Kent Soccer family.”