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February 14, 2014

Fenwick's Bona signs with Stonehill

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“I think there’s always a lot of room for improvement. I haven’t played safety since camp my sophomore year, so I know I can get a lot better at safety. I’m ready to learn quite a lot.”

The recruiting process started slowly for Bona, but once it started everything moved quickly.

Bona’s list of final four schools included Merrimack College, Saint Anselm College, Assumption College and Stonehill. He narrowed it down to Stonehill and Assumption and made his final decision after talking it over with his parents on Monday night.

“There was a recruiting night at Tewksbury Country Club with a bunch of colleges there and I had talked to one of the guys from Stonehill. Then, he contacted me and came to school and after that invited me for an official visit,” Bona said. “On Signing Day, February 5, that’s when they offered me a scholarship. After that I went up to Assumption, then Stonehill offered me a better scholarship.”

Once Bona visited the Easton campus, he had a feeling it was the place he wanted to spend the next four years of his life.

“The campus is awesome. It’s a beautiful campus and I like the facilities. They’re doing over the locker rooms and weight rooms and I liked the coaching staff a lot,” Bona said. “I definitely don’t see myself as being out of place there. I think I can play with them.

“It’s very good competition and I think they won their NE10 championship last year, so they’re definitely a good team and the league is very competitive. I don’t think I’m going to stick out as a kid that doesn’t belong. I think I can work my way in (to the lineup).”

Fourteen players have already signed with Stonehill since Signing Day, including four other players listed as defensive backs and one player listed as a defensive back/linebacker.

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