Four seniors honored at college commitment ceremony

on February 13, 2018
Four seniors sign letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

Congratulations to (from left): Andrew Jemison, Kayla MacKenzie, Kaitlyn Hogan and Angelica Sanchez who signed letters of intent for colleges.

Four Monroe-Woodbury High School Varsity athletes signed National Letters of Intent during a recent ceremony at Monroe-Woodbury High School with friends, family and members of the Monroe-Woodbury administration and staff in attendance.

“I’m so proud of  these student athletes and their amazing achievements,” said M-W Director of Athletics Lori Hock. “We often talk about being a ‘student first,’ and these individuals truly represent what it means to take care of business, on and off the field, and achieve success as a result of that hard work. What awesome role models! I wish them well and know they will do great things at the college level,” she added.

The following students signed a National Letter of Intent:

  • Kaitlyn Hogan, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • Andrew Jemison, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY
  • Kayla MacKenzie, Binghamton University – SUNY, Binghamton, NY
  • Angelica Sanchez, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY

Kaitlyn Hogan will be attending Manhattan College in Bronx, NY, where she will be playing soccer. She plans to study psychology. Hogan served as the M-W girls Varsity soccer captain during her senior year, and was named Rookie of the Year in her freshman year. Hogan scored the game-winning goal in section finals against Minisink during her sophomore year and has taken two trips to the Final Four in Cortland for state championship play. As part of the M-W team, she has earned four section titles and was a member of the Varsity 845 First All Star Team.

Hogan thanks her parents, Kelly and Kevin Hogan, her brother Matthew and her M-W High School coaches, William Mpasiakos, Taylor Teal, Leslie Ahlborn, Elaine Schellberg and Samantha Garnet.

Andrew Jemison will be playing baseball at the collegiate level for St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY. He is undecided about his major at this time. During his high school career, Jemison earned the Varsity Baseball Silver Slugger Award, JV Varsity Silver Slugger Award and the Sojourner Truth Award for “Outstanding Athlete in Orange County.”  In addition, he was a Varsity Baseball 1st Team All-Section Player and Varsity Baseball 5th Team All-State Player.

Jemison thanks his parents, brothers and sister for all their support and for traveling all over to watch him play baseball. He also thanks Coach Vero for always going out of his way to help him through the recruiting process and for coaching him the past four years.

Kayla MacKenzie will be playing soccer for Binghamton University/SUNY in Binghamton, NY. She hasn’t yet decided on a major. During her high school soccer career, MacKenzie was a member of the All-Section Team, All-Star Team, served as Team Captain, earned the title of Team MVP and was selected for the All-Metro and All-State teams.

MacKenzie thanks her family for constantly motivating her and for always being there throughout her career. She also thanks Coach Mpasiakos and Coach Teal for always pushing her through hard situations and helping her become a stronger person. She is grateful to her teammates for making her a better player on and off the field. She could not have done it without them!

Angelica Sanchez will be attending Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and will be a member of the soccer team. She plans to study psychology. During her time at Monroe-Woodbury, she was a member of the Section IX championship team, made it to the Final Four at the state championship, and had a memorable regional championship against Arlington.

Sanchez thanks her family for always supporting her and thanks all the coaches she has worked with over the years.

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