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14 Chiefs Make Their College Plans

Massapequa High School celebrated 14 student-athletes who will go on to college athletic careers at a signing ceremony on Feb. 3. Parents and siblings were invited to witness the milestone moment, in which students committed to colleges on Long Island, upstate and as far away as Ohio.

Principal Barbara Lowell noted the importance of the term “student-athlete,” explaining that colleges look for players who have excelled both in athletics and academics. She said that selecting the right college is a long but rewarding process, and she looks back on her own days as a college athlete with nothing but fondness.

Six players from the boys lacrosse team made their college commitments including Jacob C. for SUNY Geneseo, Kyle C. for Western Connecticut State University, Ryan D. for Adelphi University, Timothy M. for Pace University, Jack N. for the U.S. Naval Academy and Anthony P. for Hartwick College.

From the girls swimming team, Adriana K. will head to Case Western Reserve University and Kiani M. is going to the University of Pennsylvania. Dominic F. will play baseball for SUNY Old Westbury and his teammate Matthew M. will hit the diamond for Pace University.

Alyson A. will play field hockey at Molloy College, Kristen B. will join the lacrosse team at Adelphi University, Chase L. will wrestle at The Ohio State University and Madison R. will play volleyball for Molloy College.