With his teammates, family and friends in attendance this morning, Walsingham Academy’s Beau Lejeune officially signed his letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Tampa.
Lejeune, who had a .380 batting average this season, decided to commit after visiting Tampa for the first time earlier this month. A utility player for the Trojans, Lejeune said he expects to play outfield at the University of Tampa.
Walsingham Academy Head Baseball Coach Ian Heisel described the University of Tampa as one of the best Division II baseball schools in the country and said Lejeune will benefit from everything the school has to offer.
“I think it’s going to be a perfect fit for him,” Heisel said. “The facilities are top notch, the coaches are top notch, and they’re going to put him in the best position to succeed on the baseball field.”
For Lejeune, who plans to major in business, stepping foot on the University of Tampa campus was an eye-opening experience.
Not only did he get to see the quality of the campus facilities and academic buildings, he also learned more about the history of the program and the success it has had with sending players to the Major Leagues. Last year alone, the University of Tampa had five players chosen in the MLB Draft.
“I think they’re pretty reputable in the baseball world,” Lejeune said. “They send guys to the MLB every year and are always competing for a national championship.”