Baldwinsville student-athletes sign with college programs in high numbers

Nine Baldwinsville Student-Athletes signed their letters of intent on Wednesday (Nick DeRocha)

On Wednesday, the Baldwinsville Central School District had nine students sign National Letters of Intent today at C.W. Baker High School.

On the Men’s side of Volleyball, Daniel Cerqua has signed on with Belmont Abbey College. Daniel's mother is the longtime legendary Baldwinsville volleyball coach Mary-Jo Cerqua.

Maddie Stone and Brandon Mimas will be attending the University of Albany to join their Division One teams. Maddie for Women’s Volleyball and Brandon for Men’s Soccer.

“I wouldn’t be anywhere without Coach Scheemaker, he’s been my coach for three years now. I remember my sophomore year, he was going to send me down to JV, he said I’d probably be a role-player and I decided to stay up on varsity and first game, I started, and since then it’s just taken me to places I never Imagined I’d go.” said Mimas.

Dan Fuller will be attending Long Island University Post to play Men’s Lacrosse.

David Steria and Carolyn Brussel will be attending St. Bonaventure University. David will be joining the Men’s lacrosse team and Carolyn will be joining the Women’s Soccer team. Both at the Division One level.

For Men’s Soccer, Lucas Vecchio will be attending Niagara University and joining their Division One team.

For Women’s Soccer, Gabby Piontkowski will be attending Binghamton University at the Division One level and Addison Hornsey will be attending St. John’s University.

“It’s a crazy feeling, from the beginning of the season and going through the whole journey trying to figure out where you’re going to college, it’s stressful." says Piontkowski

"So knowing that we’re signed and we’re all set, it’s a sign of relief, it feels really good.” “We have a great athletic program and the coaches are amazing, the support team, everything about it, just fantastic. I think that’s why we end up with so many athletes signing to go to these great schools" she adds.

Now that the seniors are signed, they only have two months left of their senior year. Then, they will start their new careers as college athletes. Congratulations to all of those who signed today.

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