HRA Swimming Standout Joey Rento Signs Letter of Intent to William & Mary

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Joey Rento poses with his mom, Lisa, after signing his letter of intent to William & Mary. (Photo courtesy of Hampton Roads Academy)
Joey Rento poses with his mom, Lisa, after signing his letter of intent to William & Mary. (Photo courtesy of Hampton Roads Academy)

After winning four Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools swim titles, Hampton Roads Academy senior swimmer Joey Rento capped off his strong senior campaign by signing his national letter of intent to the College of William & Mary.

An Academic All-American, Rento put pen to paper Wednesday to formally declare his commitment to swim for the Tribe next season.

“Joey has been a leader for our team throughout his swimming career and prides himself on being a great role model both in the pool and in the classroom,” Hampton Roads Academy swim coach Jeff Scott said. “He always puts the team’s needs above his own and has been a great asset to the HRA community.”

Rento set one individual school record in the 500 freestyle and helped set two school relay records – the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay – during his time at Hampton Roads Academy.

With Rento on the team, the Navigators claimed four consecutive Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state titles.

Helping lead Hampton Roads Academy to a TCIS championship in 2015, Rento was named conference MVP. Individually, Rento won two TCIS titles during his senior year – the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

He also served as a member on the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams in the conference meet. Rento earned All-Conference honors all four years at Hampton Roads Academy.