Fourteen Garden City High School seniors were congratulated for their commitments to collegiate athletic programs during a recent ceremony in the gymnasium. Administrators, coaches, faculty members and the athletes’ families celebrated this extraordinary accomplishment.
Interim Director of Athletics, Health and Physical Education Bob Panariello coordinated the event and welcomed attendees. Students, dressed in attire representing their future colleges, assembled on the bleachers and were applauded by their guests.
Nine of the athletes are planning to play lacrosse next year. Jack Cascadden and Brendan Staub will both join Cornell University’s team, Carla Curth will attend Binghamton University, Kristen Hegarty has committed to American University, Caitlin McNaboe will head to Marist College, Jay Ottomanelli and Luke Schmitt will both join Trinity College’s team, Meghan Rode has committed to Syracuse University and Rowan Stenson has committed to Williams College.
Renee Gollisz and Nicholas Bernieri will play soccer at Marist College and Lafayette College, respectively. Christopher Reilly will join the swim team at Holy Cross, Anthony Cuccia has committed to the track team at Lafayette College and Patrick Heber will play on the baseball team at Bentley University.
—Submitted by Garden City Public Schools