College-bound athletes

The William Floyd Athletic Department recently held its annual spring signing day ceremony on Friday, April 12 for 30 senior student-athletes who will compete in athletics next year at the collegiate level. Family members, friends and coaches gathered in the John Pidgeon Gymnasium to celebrate their accomplishments.

“I would like to congratulate all of our student-athletes who are moving on to the next level and will be competing both on the field and off,” said Hans Wiederkehr, interim athletic director. “Playing in college is very challenging, but I know through your hard work you have already built a great foundation.”

Wiederkehr also acknowledged the parents who have been on the journey with their children from the very beginning and have played a key role in helping them achieve their goals. He expressed similar sentiments to the coaches for their hard work, dedication and guidance throughout the years.

The following William Floyd student-athletes have committed to participate in college athletics next fall.

Baseball

Nicholas LoMonaco, Eastern Tennessee State University; A.J. Verga, Molloy College; Chris Feigel, SUNY Oneonta; Anthony Currao, Queens College; Vincent Lyons, Suffolk Community College. Coach: Keith Kobasiuk

Boys Basketball 

Greg Trent, SUNY Cortland. Coach: Rob Hodgson

Girls Basketball

Hailey Loughlin, Misericordia University. Coach: Rich Sinclair

Field Hockey

Emily Mehnert, East Stroudsburg University. Coach: Maria Carucci

Football

Keith Winfrey, Stony Brook University; Mack Driver, Utica; Nick Silva, Utica; Gary Anderson, Cortland; Kyle Musselman, Cortland. Coach: Paul Longo

Boys Lacrosse

Zaheim Wilkins, Albertus Magnus College; Jake Stellato, St. Joseph’s; Ronale Thomas, St. Joseph’s; Mathew Olivero, SUNY Maritime. Coach: Desmond Megna

Girls Lacrosse

Mackenzie Coan, Molloy College; Makayla Willets, Lees-McRae College; Terri Nashe, University of the District of Columbia. Coach: Paul Vassallo

Softball

Tristan Santiago, Becker College. Coach: Fred Luhrs

Boys Soccer 

Sebastian Paniccia, Keuka College. Coach: Paul Paniccia

Girls Soccer

Brianna Ditillo, Wingate University; Danielle Zacher, Dominican College; Gabriella Iadanza, Plattsburgh State College; Melany Pagan, Dominican College; Makayla Willets, Lees-McRae College. Coach: Kaleigh Sidaras

Girls Track/Cross Country

Kianna Hawkins, LIU Brooklyn; Naomi Desire, LIU Post. Coach: John Ryan

Wrestling

Dario Molina, Wesleyan University. Coach: Tony Mecca

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