Fifteen fantastic Elwood-John H. Glenn High School senior athletes signed national letters of intent on May 17 to continue their playing careers in college. Proud families attended the recognition ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium, hosted by Athletic Director Dave Shanahan.
Matt Bove will attend Manhattan College in the Bronx for lacrosse; Addison Breier will attend Western Connecticut State University in Danbury for soccer; Jordan Breier will attend Western Connecticut State University in Danbury for soccer; Graig Decembre will attend Pace University in New York City for football; Chris Franzese will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy for football; Amanda Howard will attend Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia for softball; Jillian John will attend SUNY New Paltz for soccer; Emily LaMena will attend Colorado School of Mines in Golden for track; Piper Mascaros will attend SUNY New Paltz for lacrosse; Anthony Mirando will attend Long Island University for wrestling; Ava Mule will attend Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts for lacrosse; Joe Pepper will attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie for track; Anthony Randazzo will attend SUNY Binghamton for soccer; Emma Siniscalchi will attend Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts for volleyball; and Tiana Wolkiewicz will attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva for bowling.
“We are here to recognize these student-athletes for years of hard work and determination, both in the classroom and their chosen sport,” Shanahan said. “Let’s also take time to reflect on how they got to this point – through their work ethic, drive to succeed, long hours of practice and being blessed with of talent. “
“I congratulate the students sitting here this afternoon, as well as their family members,” Principal Corey McNamara said. “Being a student-athlete is a very special part of a student’s high school career. It marries both their strong work ethic for academics as well as their athleticism on the field. As a former high school athlete, I would give anything for one more game. Luckily, all of you have that opportunity in front of you, to have another game, another race, another match. So, please do your best to take full advantage of that in the years to come. Continue playing, continue studying, continue working hard. We are sure you will make us proud.”