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HORSEHEADS HOLDS COLLEGE RECOGNITION CEREMONY FOR 18 ATHLETES (13 PHOTOS) (2022-06-07)

By Brian Fees
Southern Tier Sports Report
HORSEHEADS — Many high school athletes have the same dream, to play sports at the collegiate level.

However, only about 7% of all high school athletes ever get a chance to continue playing their sports at the next level.

Recently Horseheads had a college recognition ceremony for 18 athletes who will play at the next level. Often you have signing events for Division I and 2 athletes, however, this ceremony was to recognize the athletes who are planning to play at the Division III or junior college level, knowing how tough it is to play at any level of college sports.

The athletes recognized were. Two athletes, Benjamin Massengale and Carson Smith weren’t able to be at the ceremony, but were talked about by their coaches.

JOCELYN TRIMBER
Nazareth College, Softball
“I really like the coach and the players as well as the campus,” Trimber said. “I’m really excited and looking forward to it.”

OLIVIA LANEY
Broome Community College, Soccer
“I talked to the coaches and they were very convincing of what a great program they have and I liked how small it was,” Laney said. “I am very excited.”

CARSON SMITH
Keuka College, Soccer

SEAN WHITE
SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry, XC & T&F
“It’s a good environment and it’s an outdoor school and I think I’ll fit in well there,” White said. “I’m pretty excited.”

BEN LONG
St. John Fisher, XC & T&F
“A good business program and it felt like home,” Long said. “I’m very excited.”

LYDIA LAPIERRE

SUNY Alfred State, Swimming
“I chose Alfred State because it fit with everything I needed,” Lapierre said.

KEAGAN WINKKY
Nazareth College, Swimming
“The physical therapy program (drew Winkky to the school),” Winkky said. “I’m really excited because they won Empire 8’s this year and I’m looking to continue it.”

ZAC EVANS
SUNY Alfred State, Wrestling
“I just like their program and I like what they had to offer when I was up there looking at their campus,” Evans said. “I’m pretty excited, I think I’m going to do pretty good up there and see how it goes.”

TYLER STONE
St. John Fisher College, football

BENJAMIN MASSENGALE
St. John Fisher College, Football

KENADY PULVINO

Costleton University, Volleyball
“Most definitely the atmosphere of the school, it’s a small school and the team they got so close to me so fast,” Pulvino said of the program. “I am completely excited, I am glad I am taking my volleyball career to the next level.”

CARLY SCOTT
Hobart & William Smith College, Basketball
“I think the campus felt like home to me,” Scott said. “I was really drawn to it and my coach was super welcoming and super sweet and so encouraging and the team was very welcoming and inclusive. I just loved every second every time I was there.

“I am really excited, I feel like I have been preparing for this most of my life. I’ve been playing since I was little up until now and I’m hoping all the work I put in pays off.”

EMMA ROMANSKI
SUNY Brockport, Lacrosse
“I really liked their coaching and I know some of the players,” Romanski said. “I’m really excited.”

DYLAN RIBBLE
Niagara Community College, Baseball

RILEY LOOMIS
Niagara Community College, Baseball

MATT PROCOPIO
Niagara Community College, Baseball

LUCAS GRANGER
Central Alabama Community College, Baseball

ALEX CHRISMAN
Elmira College, Baseball
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IN TOP PHOTO: 16 Horseheads athletes were in attendance for a College Recognition Ceremony. Missing from the ceremony were Benjamin Massengale and Carson Smith. . . PHOTOS BY BRIAN FEES


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