HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) – It was a big day for eight Horseheads Blue Raider student-athletes.
In a socially-distanced signing, eight of the high Horseheads rivals signed the dotted line to play sports activities at the next level. With info courtesy of Horseheads High School, check out the student-athletes who made all of it official on Wednesday.
Abigail Christmas – Saint Anselm College (Div II), Lacrosse
From Coach Jennifer Guzylak:
“Abby has a passion for lacrosse and is very dedicated to making herself a better lacrosse player. Over the course of her lacrosse career here at Horseheads, Abby has had many accomplishments including being a four-year varsity starter and winning two sectional championships. Abby was selected for the 2nd team all section for midfield in 2019. This season she is one of the captains for our team. In addition, Abby is a member of the Monster Elite travel lacrosse club out of Rochester, NY and she was a participant in the Under Armor All-American and Women’s Professional Lacrosse League tournaments.”
Seth Conway – George Mason University (Div I), Golf
From Coach Ed Browning:
“Seth has had an amazing golf profession at Horseheads. He has certified for the high spot in the Horseheads lineup for each single match. His stroke common was beneath par for the final season that we have been ready to take part in. This features a 32 that he shot on August 30th, at Hiawatha Links which equaled the nine-hole High School scoring document for this venue. His ultimate gap birdie allowed Horseheads to escape with a one stroke victory over Vestal. Seth completed that season by successful particular person medalist honors at each the Section IV Class A Championship and STAC Championship with large rounds of 68 and 73 respectively whereas main Horseheads to crew victories in each.
Seth has an amazing work ethic and can observe or play almost day-after-day of the week. He has excellent deal with the golf course and has been a fantastic function mannequin for the different gamers on the crew. Seth shows an unusual psychological toughness and is an amazing competitor on the golf course. I want Seth the perfect as he continues his golf profession at George Mason University.”
Nathan Ham – The College of Saint Rose (Div II), Lacrosse
From Coach Jason Neubauer:
“Nate has been on Varsity since his 10th grade 12 months and has been a starter ever since. Nate began his profession as an attackman the place we wanted him to play in 2019, and he scored 22 objectives and 11 assists for 33 factors, to go together with 40 floor balls in 17 varsity video games.
This shall be my third 12 months as Nate’s head coach. I’ve watched Nate develop from the Horseheads Youth Lacrosse Club to the Varsity, and after making the swap to midfield in 2020, I can say he has developed into one in every of the greatest two-way gamers in the whole part. Nate does so much for our crew and our program, and we’re trying ahead to getting yet one more season with him earlier than he goes off to the next level. I want Nate good luck at Saint Rose next 12 months; I do know he’ll make us all proud!”
Zachary Locke – Southern Wesleyan University, SC (Div II), Golf
From Coach Ed Browning:
“Zach has established himself as one of the best golfers to come through the Horseheads program in the past 25 years. Golfing at the top of the Horseheads lineup consistently over the past several seasons, Zach and fellow Senior co-captain Seth Conway have established themselves as the best 1-2 combination in Section IV golf and perhaps the entire state. Zach has displayed amazing consistency throughout his entire career and is a determined competitor. His mental toughness is one of his greatest strengths as well as his ability to execute a variety of different golf shots throughout the entire course. His calm, yet focused approach to golf will serve him well as takes his talents south to compete for Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina. I wish Zach all the best and much success as he continues his golfing journey.”
Lindsay McCawley – Southern Connecticut State University (Div II), Swimming
From Coach Megan Janeski
“For Lindsay it began 10 years in the past, and what a 10 years of swimming it’s been for her. She has been a varsity swimmer for five years, with all 5 of these years additionally being a member of the state swimming crew as nicely. During her varsity profession she has had a number of sectional champion swims underneath her belt. In 2018 Lindsay was the 100 breaststroke sectional champion. She then went on the following 12 months to start her reign as the sectional champion in the 500 freestyle from 2019 to 2021, together with including the 200 freestyle sectional champion in 2020/ 2021. To finish Lindsay’s final varsity season she helped lead her crew to change into the 2021 Section IV Class A Champions, with Lindsay being sectional champion in all 4 of her swimming occasions.
Not solely his Lindsay a sectional champion, however she has additionally made state cuts together with her swimming profession. Lindsay was ranked 25th in New York state for her 200 freestyle and her 500 freestyle as nicely. The accomplishments Lindsay has made amaze us all, nevertheless it’s not solely her large swimming and athletic capacity that ground us. Lindsay is a task mannequin for all and has a smile and optimistic angle that brings all her teammates up. Southern Connecticut State University shall be gaining not solely a beautiful athlete however an exceptional particular person as nicely.”
Ryan Scott – Mansfield University (Div II), Baseball
From Coach Jeff Limoncelli:
Sports Played/Position – Varsity Football/Quarterback and Defensive Back (2019-2021); Varsity Basketball/Point Guard (2019-2021); Varsity Baseball/Outfield (2019-2021); Seneca All-Stars Baseball Team / Second Base and Outfield (2015-2021). Finished 5-1 in Varsity Football this previous spring (2021); Three-time STAC Champion in Baseball (2017-19); Sectional Runner-Up in Basketball (2020); WETM Athlete of the Week (2021); Character Award, Section four (2020)-Two Student/Athletes Per School Receive The Award; All-Conference Football-Defensive Back (2019); 2020-21 Ernie Davis Award Nominee (Winner introduced on May 24th); Volunteer-Food Bank of Horseheads (2020-2021); Volunteer-Challenger Baseball (2018-2020); Volunteer-Horseheads Baseball Camp (2019, 2021); Volunteer-Josh Palmer Basketball Clinic (2019-2020); Volunteer-Wings of Eagles (2021)
Career Goals: Major in Business Administration/Sports Management. Ryan’s objective is to change into a monetary advisor or lively in the discipline of sports activities (advertising and marketing, promoting, and so on.)
Kennidi TenEyck – Florida Southern College (Div II), Swimming
From Coach Megan Janeski:
“Kennidi has been a member of the Varsity Swimming Team for the previous 5 years however was a swimmer lengthy earlier than that. Since Kennidi has been a member of the varsity swim crew, she has many fantastic accomplishments as an athlete. This 12 months Kennidi swam tremendously. She made her New York state cuts in 5 occasions this 12 months, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, and 50 freestyle. Kennidi additionally has fairly a couple of sectional champion swims, her 200 freestyle relay, her 200 medley relay, and Kennidi was additionally sectional champion this 12 months in her 100 breaststroke. Not solely was Kennidi’s senior 12 months for her particular person occasions phenomenal, she additionally helped lead her crew to be the 2021 Sectional Champions.
For all 5 of Kennidi’s years on the varsity swim crew she has additionally been a member of the New York state swim crew. In 2018 and 2019 Kennidi took 18th place in New York state for her 100 breaststroke and was a member of the 200 free relay crew at states taking fifth place total in the state. Kennidi is a well-rounded proficient swimmer who additionally works extraordinarily exhausting. Kennidi has a really strong-willed spirit that retains all her teammates going throughout the hardest of occasions. Florida Southern College is so very fortunate to be gaining such a proficient, exhausting working, sturdy willed athlete and the sweetest most kindhearted particular person.”
Parker Winkky-Wade – SUNY Albany (Div I), Lacrosse
From Coach Jason Neubauer:
Parker was known as up to Varsity half means by his freshman season and has been a starter on assault since then. He has scored 60 objectives and 52 assists for 112 factors in solely 29 varsity video games. He was 1st-Team All-League Attack in our final season of competitors (2019) and led our crew in factors.
“This will by my fourth season as Parker’s head coach. I have watched Parker grow in our program from the Horseheads Youth Lacrosse Club to the Varsity, and I can say he is one of the most talented players our program has ever seen. He is one of the most versatile players in the section, and I am very much looking forward to coaching him in his senior year and watch him grow as a leader on and off the field. I wish him good luck at SUNY Albany next year, as I know he will make Horseheads proud at the next level.”