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Thirteen Seniors Commit to College Sports

On November 16th, thirteen IHA seniors signed to a dozen different schools to play their sports at the collegiate level.

Six lacrosse players committed to their future colleges. Catherine DeKorte signed to Florida Southern College while Sophie Rosenzweig signed to Monmouth University in southern New Jersey. Three girls are heading to the nation’s capital. Christine Weber will be attending George Washington University near Gianna Beckmeyer and Rachel Carafello who both committed to Catholic University of America. Jennifer Mistretta will be spending the next four years in the Southwest as she committed to the University of Colorado.

Basketball player Jordan Wilmoth is going to University of Dayton while teammate Megan Swords signed to College of the Holy Cross.

Jillian Calocino is staying in the Garden State as she signed to Seton Hall for swimming. “Jillian is a very talented and hard working swimmer. She has been selected as a captain for this year’s team because of her leadership ability and presence on our team,” coach and Vice Principal Mr. Schlereth explains. ”I am looking forward to watching her help lead our team to another state championship.”

Jillian’s fellow swimmer Katie Ludwicki committed to Siena College. Mr. Shlereth says, “Katie is a tremendous athlete and a very valuable member of our team. She has the unique ability to swim a variety of distances and score a lot of points for us. I am excited to watch her help us win a league, county and state title in her senior year.”

Two seniors signed for softball. Emilie Cieslak committed to Duke University, and Taylor Gallagher committed to Drexel University.

Caitlin Floyd committed to Ithaca College for volleyball. The Varsity coach, Maria Nolan expresses, “Caitlyn was a varsity starter all four years.  During this time she was a member of four state championship teams and three Tournament of Championship teams.  She received many accolades including New Jersey’s 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year.”

IHA wishes the girls best of luck next fall and knows they will do great things!

By Heather Farrell ’18, IHA Sports Senior Editor