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College Teams Await 31 Massapequa Athletes
“Be proud of yourselves,” Massapequa High School Principal Barbara Lowell told 31 student-athletes at their letter of intent signing ceremony on Nov. 8. The room was packed with proud parents, siblings and coaches, there to see the current Chiefs commit to the next chapter in their lives.
The fall ceremony featured senior athletes who play baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball finalize their plans to play at the collegiate level. In less than a year, they will don uniforms for college and university teams on Long Island, across New York State and throughout the country.
Shannon McEntee, director of physical education, health, athletics and recreation noted the significance of this accomplishment before announcing each athlete. Superintendent Dr. William Brennan said that Massapequa’s athletes are a source of pride and also thanked their parents and coaches for their time, energy and passion.
The newly committed athletes are:
Baseball: George Adams, Stony Brook University; Paul Dulanto, Stony Brook University; Joseph Swinarski, University of New Haven; and Cameron Zampolin, University of Saint Joseph.
Softball: Samantha Amante, Central Connecticut University; Emily Balducci, Assumption University; Lauren O’Brien, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Arianna Vitale, Barry University; and Meghan Stork, SUNY Plattsburgh.
Boys Lacrosse: Joseph Fazio, SUNY Maritime; Nicholas Hinck, Nazareth University; Adam Lamendola, SUNY Cortland; Nicholas Margiotta, Wingate University; Aidan Stanton, SUNY Geneseo; Michael Weigand, SUNY Maritime; and Ryan Wieczorek, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Girls Lacrosse: Neave Bowman, Stonehill College; Madelyn Breves, George Washington University; Anna Cuccio, Pace University; Megan Felker, Quinnipiac University; Brigid Keaveney, Bloomsburg University; Addison Labriola, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Cameron Labriola, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Allison Petrullo, Pace University.
Girls Soccer: Riley Benito, Marist College; Shae Brennan, Greensboro College; Kara Jahrsdoerfer, SUNY New Paltz; Briana Neary, Siena College; Julianne Peterson, St. Michaels College; and Nicole Tonello, Millersville University.
Boys Volleyball: Tristan Rezza, SUNY New Paltz.