Athletes sign letters of intent to compete at college level

on April 20, 2018

Congratulations to Michael Hannon and Kristin Lubeskie who signed a National Letter of Intent during a recent ceremony at Monroe-Woodbury High School with friends, family and members of administration and staff in attendance. Hannon will be attending The State University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY and will be studying Engineering. He will be competing in Track & Field and Cross Country.  Lubeskie will be attending University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, and will be competing in Track & Field. She is undecided on her major.

“It’s great to see our athletes achieve the success they’ve always dreamed of,” said Lori Hock, Monroe-Woodbury athletic director. “From the time they are young, they commit themselves physically and emotionally to being the best they can be at their sport. These two truly represent what it means to be a Monroe-Woodbury student athlete. We are very proud!”

M-W seniors Kristin Lubeskie and Michael Hannon committed to their colleges at a recent signing ceremony.

During his high school career, Hannon competed in Cross Country and Track & Field, and was coached by James Glover, Matthew Hemmer and Charles McCafferty. Highlights from his career include:

  • Track
    • 3000m Steeplechase Section 9 Champion
    • Qualified for New Balance Nationals
    • 8th Ranked 3000m Steepler in NYS returning to the 2018 outdoor season
  • Cross Country
    • Senior Captain
    • Most Improved Player – Junior year
    • Most Valuable Player – Senior Year
    • Finished first place overall in several invitationals, including the Crusader Classic at home.
    • Helped MW cross country to win the 2017 Section 9 Championship for first time in 23 years and County Championship for first time in 14 years.
    • Also helped team to place 6th at states.

“I want to thank my awesome family, my great friends, and my dedicated coaches and teammates have always been extremely supportive of me. They have helped me to accomplish my goals and learn from my failures. I want to thank my mother in particular for always working so hard and caring for me even in difficult times. She always believed in me and helped me every step of the way,” said Hannon.

Lubeskie competed in Track & Field and Swimming & Diving during her time at Monroe-Woodbury. She has been coached by William Mpasiakos and Pat Capriglione. Lubeskie said, “I’ve been a team leader on the girls track team for three years in a row. I strive to improve and influence others to do the best they can. I have placed at the states meet all four years of my high school career.” 

Highlights of her high school Track & Field career include:

  • Team leader, 3 years
  • Placed at states, 4 years
  • Senior year – 4th in NYSPHAA girls pole vault
  • Junior year- (indoors) 7th in pole vault (outdoor) 4th in 4x400m
  • Sophomore year- (Indoor) 7th in pole vault (outdoor) 6th in pole vault
  • Freshman year- 4th in girls 4x400m

NATIONALS:  (emerging elite) 

  • 6th in 4×400
  • 3rd at New Balance Nationals – girls pole vault

Lubeskie has achieved success in more than just Track & Field. While she will be continuing her Track & Field career on the college level, she has also made a mark for herself on the M-W girls Swimming & Diving team.

Highlights of her Lubeskie’s swimming & diving career:

  • Team captain, 3 years
  • Section 9 champion
  • 15th at states, girls diving

“I am all about influencing the younger divers how to have fun and enjoy the sport. I want to thank Coach Pat and Coach Wright for everything they have done for me the past six years. I am also grateful to Coaches Goodwin, Callan, Pesce and Mpasiakos and want to thank them for everything they have done for me,” said Lubeskie. 

In 2017, Lubeskie was accepted into the inaugural Marine Corps’ Semper Fidelis All-American Program, which recognizes young men and women who excel in athletics, but have also shown themselves to be leaders in the classroom and in their hometowns. To qualify, students must maintain a GPA higher than a 3.6, be a leader on a team and in the community, and complete community service. Lubeskie was one of the 100 students nationwide and the first woman from New York to be accepted into this elite program.

Best wishes for a bright future to our outstanding student-athletes!