Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00
Senior Athletes To Add Their Talents To College Teams
Thirty-two Massapequa High School senior athletes signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers on various college teams around the country next fall, many at the Division I level.
“We are very proud that our talented students will lend their athletic skills to these colleges and universities,” said John Piropato, director of health, physical education and athletics. “They will certainly be great assets to their teams as well as their schools next year.”
The student athletes, their sport and the institutions they will attend are: Molly Treble, girls swimming, University of Notre Dame; Robert Honeyman, baseball, Stony Brook University; Nick Breslin, baseball, Kean University; Alex Cosenza, baseball, Hofstra University; Matt Diesal, baseball, Felician College; Nick Garland, baseball, Central Connecticut; Gabby Curtis, field hockey, Ithaca College; Cameo Tietje, Field Hockey, Smith College; Jamie Ahrens, field hockey, Adelphi University; Craig Berge, boys lacrosse, Georgetown University; Nick Capuana, boys lacrosse, Towson University; Ian Kirby, boys lacrosse, Towson University; Jack Korber, boys lacrosse, Marist College; Matt Caracappa, boys lacrosse, Sacred Heart University; Jim Byrns, boys lacrosse, Quinnipiac University; Nick Balzano, boys lacrosse, University of Tampa; Alex Georgalis, boys lacrosse, Vassar College; Sheila Nolan, girls lacrosse, UMass-Lowell; Charlotte Wright, girls lacrosse, York College; Colleen Bourgal, girls lacrosse, Christopher Newport University; Rachel Sieber, softball, Fairfield University; Emily Gaeta, softball, Briarcliff College; Kristin Muir, girls soccer, Dowling College, Shannon Walsh, girls soccer, Newbury College; Alyssa Iannuzzi, girls soccer, Mercy College; Kim LiVecchi, girls soccer, Southern Connecticut College, Taylor Howard, girls soccer, Farmingdale State College, Katie Hatziyianis, girls soccer, Binghamton University; Taylor Kugler, girls soccer, Canisius College; Nicole Mahin, girls soccer, University of Miami, Amanda Garrity, girls soccer, Marist College; and Thomas Sarant, rifle, U.S. Naval Academy.
Lacrosse Star Signs With Adelphi
Massapequa resident and Kellenberg Memorial High School student athlete Kaitlyn Stackpole’s hard work, effort, commitment and success in the classroom and on the athletic field has secured her a spot on the women’s lacrosse team at Adelphi University.
Stackpole recently signed her letter of intent to play at Adelphi and take the next step in her educational growth by committing to the Adelphi University Women’s Lacrosse team, and agreeing to participate in collegiate athletics at the highest level.
Massapequan Takes Softball Skills to NYIT
Massapequa resident Sophia Evangelista is among the seniors at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School to sign letters of intent to play sports at their chosen colleges.
A softball player, Evangelista signed on to play at NYIT. The National Letter of Intent is a document used by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to indicate a student athlete’s commitment to participating in interscholastic athletics in the U.S.
“As athletic director, It’s a very proud moment when you realize that your student- athletes have achieved their goals,” said Lorraine Bouklas, Girls Athletic Director. “I’m overjoyed for them, proud of their coaches, and feel privileged to have played a small part in the process. They have given us so much, and my hope for them going forward is that they follow their dreams and are successful at the next level. They always know St. John Baptist is their home and are always welcomed back to share their experiences.”