Five athletes from St. Anne's Belfield signed their national letters of intent today to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Connor Shellenberger was one of them. He is the No. 1 ranked lacrosse recruit for the class of 2019. Shellenberger stays close to home and signs with the University of Virginia.

"It's really started when I was 4 or 5 years old just coming to Klockner Stadium just watching and coming to games, so it's definitely really exciting to finally sign the paper and make a dream come true," says Shellenberger.

His teammates Emmet Barger will be playing at Notre Dame and Trent Moran takes his talents to Fairfield University.

"I knew that if I went there that I'd leave a better person and a more well-rounded human being, rather than just a better lacrosse player. That's what really stood out to me on my visit," says Barger.

"You never know what the coaches are thinking and just having it done feels so great. All the nerves are gone," says Moran.

Santia McLaughlin is headed just an hour away from Charlottesville to play field hockey at Liberty University.

"I really wanted to be close to home. I love the program so much. I'm just ready for that commitment in college," says McLaughlin.

Yndeiah Kilby also stays inside Virginia. She signed with Hampton University to play softball.

"I'm beyond blessed with the opportunity and very grateful," says Kilby.