Niskayuna High School honors 16 at signing ceremony

Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter
With their coaches behind him, athlete sign their letters of intent during the Niskayuna High School signing day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in Niskayuna.Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter With their coaches behind him, athlete sign their letters of intent during the Niskayuna High School signing day ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 in Niskayuna.

BY MICHAEL KELLY

Gazette Sportswriter

NISKAYUNA — Sixteen seniors at Niskayuna High School took part Wednesday in the school’s Division IA, IAA and II Signing Day fall ceremony.

“For these distinguished student-athletes, there is an opportunity for funding for tuition, room and board, and other expenses over the next five years of their studies,” Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert said at the ceremony’s start.

The student-athletes honored at the ceremony have represented Niskayuna across seven different athletic programs. Those seniors, listed with their college choice and sport, are: Max Burgio (Florida Southern, men’s lacrosse), Becca Curro (Richmond, women’s lacrosse), Michael Doxie (Boston, men’s lacrosse), Gallagher Gregory (Manhattan, men’s lacrosse), Nick Insognia (Stony Brook, baseball), Katherine Molina (Syracuse, women’s rowing), Margaret Pfeiffer (Cornell, women’s rowing), Jon Pfohl (Stony Brook, men’s lacrosse), Lucas Quinn (Syracuse, men’s lacrosse), Austin Reihs (Southern New Hampshire, men’s lacrosse), Emma Skumurski (Holy Cross, field hockey), Ryan Stewart (Pace, men’s lacrosse), Erica Wasserbach (Le Moyne, women’s soccer), Connor Wolff (Stony Brook, men’s lacrosse), Maggie Wyngowski (Bucknell, women’s swimming) and Tyler Senecal (Coker, baseball).

Rickert said that the school’s records show that this fall’s class of signees brings the school’s total number to 369 student-athletes who have signed letters of intent to compete at the next level.

“And in the last five years alone, our signees have gone on to achieve at an amazing rate,” Rickert said. “Garrett Whitley, a first-round draft pick in Major League Baseball. Kina Zhou, a captain of the Yale women’s swimming and team, a three-time all-Ivy League selection and Olympic trials [competitor] in 2016. Luke Goldstock, a captain of the 2016 national champion lacrosse team at North Carolina. Kayla Treanor, the all-time leading scorer for Syracuse women’s lacrosse and now a lacrosse coach at Harvard.”

Rickert credited this year’s 16 seniors with their achievements in academics and athletics, and wished them continued success.

“This year’s signing class will carry on the tradition of graduates from Niskayuna High School in representing us well,” Rickert said.

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