Manhasset Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

From left, standing: Dr. Vincent Butera, superintendent, Michael Canino (Hobart College for crew); Alex Roth (Vassar College for lacrosse); Michael Desousa (Desales University for lacrosse); Halle Palmedo (University of Connecticut for soccer); Laura Ferraris (Boston College for sailing); Olivia Wesch (LIU Post for soccer); Logan Hyde (Vassar College for lacrosse); James Amorosana (Marquette University for lacrosse); Krissy Kowalski (University of Pennsylvania for lacrosse); Garrity Kuester (Colgate University for swimming); Grace Dreyer (Boston College for crew); Rose Corcoran (Colgate University for crew); Principal Dr. Dean Schlanger; Jim Amen, Jr. Director of Athletics. Kneeling left to right: Ariana Aliprantis (Lafayette College for soccer); Shea Garcia (Marquette University for lacrosse); Gabriella Stein (Union College for field hockey); Lindsay Giaccobe (University of Delaware for lacrosse); Katie Bellucci (University of Pennsylvania for lacrosse); Madison Reilly (University of Maryland for lacrosse); Maggie Beresheim (University of Pennsylvania for lacrosse). Missing from photo: Aidan Caggiano (American University for track); and Claire Mcneary (Cornell University for swimming).

Student-athletes from Manhasset High School gathered in the gym with their parents for the official signing of their National Letters of Intent to the college or university they will be attending next fall.

From the Manhasset senior Class of 2018, 21 students have committed themselves with a national letter of intent. This document is a legally binding contract which state you are enrolling in a four year university for the first time. The National College Athletic Association manages the daily operation of the NLI program while the Collegiate Commissioners provide governance oversight of the program which started in 1964. The program has seven conference and eight independent institution and include 650 Division I and Division II participating institutions.

The Manhasset athletes who have signed these letters have played soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, crew, cross country and sailing. They will be attending American University, Boston College, Colgate University,Cornell University, DeSales University, Hobart College, Lafayette College, Long Island University, Marquette University, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware,University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, Union College and Vassar College.

On hand for the event to congratulated the student athletes were Superintendent of Manhasset Schools Dr. Vincent Butera, Manhasset High School Principal Dr. Dean Schlanger and Director of Athletics James Amen.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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