Committing to Be Their Best

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Syosset High School held its National Commitment Day for athletes on Nov. 15. Fourteen of Syosset’s most distinguished student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level during a ceremony before family, faculty and coaches.

The students donned caps from their school of choice as they signed their respective letters. Drew Cronin, the district’s coordinator of health, physical education and athletics, hosted the event in conjunction with boys varsity lacrosse coach John Calabria. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers was also on hand to congratulate the students on this special accomplishment. Coaches were invited to speak about their teams’ members.

The National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and a postsecondary institution. The student agrees to attend the school full-time and the school agrees to provide a financial scholarship for at least one academic year.

Congratulations to the following Syosset High School seniors who have committed to participate in collegiate athletics:

•    John Antonelli – Track and Field at SUNY Geneseo
•    Vito Arujau – Wrestling at Cornell University
•    Matthew Benus – Boys Lacrosse at Loyola University
•    Uma Bhatt – Girls Soccer at George Washington University
•    Emily Casale – Girls Lacrosse at Colorado University
•    Nicole Concannon – Girls Lacrosse at Villanova University
•    Matthew Farrell – Boys Lacrosse at Bucknell University
•    Jessica Hom – Softball at Bucknell University
•    Katelyn Igneri – Girls Lacrosse at Brown University
•    Kate Majoy – Girls Lacrosse at Tufts University
•    Camryn Monfort – Girls Soccer at Lafayette University
•    David Moyett – Boys Lacrosse at Marist College
•    Emily Quinn – Softball at SUNY Potsdam
•    Mackenzie Wagner – Bowling at Molloy College