High School graduation is still 5 months away but CBA, Westhill, Jamesville-Dewitt, and Solvay students already know where they will be going for college.
Monday afternoon 13 CBA seniors announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers at Division 1 programs. CBA Principle Brother Joseph Jozwiak says, â??To have over 10% of our senior class be in a position to compete at the highest level is amazing.â?? The student athletes will attend a variety of schools including 4 in the Ivy League, 5 at Catholic institutions, and 1 at Syracuse University. â??The entire CBA community is very proud of these fine young adults and congratulates them on their successâ?? Jozwiak said.
Westhill has two athletes who will continue their baseball careers. Senior Ben Walsh will stay local to play baseball at Le Moyne and he says heâ??s excited for the opportunity, â??I was nervous the whole day, just looking forward to this point. It was a great opportunity for me to be able to sign with Le Moyne.â?? Iowa University will add shortstop J.C. Pena â??To go to Iowa, Division 1, and the Big Ten itâ??s a dream come true.â??
Here is a list of the student athletes and their collegiate choices:
Taylor Poplawski â?? Syracuse University (Lacrosse)
Summer Schmitt â?? Harvard University (Swimming)
Marisa Romeo â?? Harvard University (Lacrosse)
Cody Radziewicz â?? Cornell University (Lacrosse)
Matt Nardella â?? University of Pennsylvania (Tennis)
Kathryn Coughlin â?? Vanderbilt University (Swimming)
Colin Nardella â?? Leigh University (Tennis)
Maddie Calkins â?? Marist College (Lacrosse)
Maggie Fletcher â?? Siena College (Swimming)
Rachel Perla â?? St. Bonaventure University (Lacrosse)
Alyssa Pitonzo â?? Marist College (Lacrosse)
Olivia Pitonzo â?? Marist College (Lacrosse)
J.T. Romagnoli â?? University of Delaware (Lacrosse)
Emily Mizer â?? University of Albany (Lacrosse)
Paige Rodgers â?? Syracuse University (Lacrosse)
Maggie Tripodi â?? University of Connecticut (Lacrosse)
Ben Walsh â?? Le Moyne College (Baseball)
Kelly Mascari â?? University of Buffalo (Softball)
J.C. Pena â?? University of Iowa (Baseball)
Julie Gardner â?? (Softball)