In December, in a momentous step for the recently revived Regis Golf program, George Roessler ’21 signed a letter of intent to play Division I golf at the University of Pennsylvania. In a small, socially-distant signing day ceremony, family, friends, and coaches gathered in the Regis gymnasium to witness Roessler officially commit to continue his education and his golf career at the Ivy League school.
“We are living through an incredibly difficult time in the world right now,” Roessler said, “and to enjoy the opportunity of a formal signing day where I was able to have my family and friends support me as I took the next step toward college was more than I could have ever imagined possible. I am very grateful for all the teachers, administrators, coaches, and friends who have supported me throughout my Regis career. I would not be in the position I am without them.”
Roessler has played a key role in the revitalization of the Regis Golf program, which returned to competition in 2019 after a long hiatus. Only a sophomore that year, Roessler finished fourth in the state championship tournament. His junior season was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Through his time at Regis, George has committed himself both in the classroom and on the golf course, and we’re very proud to celebrate his commitment to play Division I golf at the University of Pennsylvania,” said Athletic Director and Golf Team Head Coach Salvatore Annunziata. “Our team has worked hard to put Regis Golf on the map, and it means a great deal to have a D1 commitment within the originating class of our recently revived program. We will continue to create a culture of hard work, development, and enjoyment, and with that I am confident that the sky is the limit.”
In the fall of 2021, Roessler will enroll in the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he hopes to pursue a business degree.
“Golf has been a part of my life since my first memory, and playing college golf has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid,” Roessler said. “Regis has further provided me the opportunity to develop my academics, and I intend to represent our unique high school as best as I can at University.”