Three Section IV Athletes All Sign Division I NLIPosted: Updated:
Binghamton, N.Y. - Section IV high school athletes are continuing to make their dreams come true by simply putting their pen to paper and signing their National Letter of Intent, to play the sport of their choice at the college of their choice.
Susquehanna Valley's Trinasia Kennedy graduated last year and will officially be playing Division I basketball at Marist College next winter. The 5'8' point guard will play basketball at Putnam Prep school for a year, to reset her eligibility and will officially be playing for Marist in 2019-2020.
"It definitely finally feels real. It definitely changed my life, that one piece of paper and that one pen" said Kennedy.
Kennedy collected quite the accolades in her two years as a Saber, transferring to Susquehanna Valley High School From Binghamton High School, her Junior year. She was apart of the Saber's historic 2017-18 season, leading her team to win a state championship title. Throughout that season, Kennedy was named MVP of the state Final Four, the federation MVP, state class B Player of the Year, and earned All-Section honors.
"This is more than basketball, it's getting to where I was to where I am. A lot of people wouldn't be able to tell you what I've been through in my life, a lot of crazy things have happened to me that has impacted me to this day" said Kennedy.
"It's more than just basketball, it's about who I've become and I'm proud of who I've become."
Greene Trojan, McKenna Sergi will be playing field hockey at #5 ranked UCONN. The senior committed back in August of 2017 and officially signed her NLI earlier today to play in the Fall of 2019.
5 year Varsity starter for Greene
2 x NYS All-State Player
2 x League All Star
Regionally & Nationally:
Top 50 player/recruit in the class of 2019
2 x Max Field Hockey pre-season All American
"I'm excited for her because she deserves it. For someone to work so hard for so long and have it pay off, that's exactly what this is all about" said Greene field hockey head coach, Christine Battaglini.
Seton Catholic Central Senior Julia Hauer will be playing basketball at Siena, in Albany New York, next year. The five year starter was part of Seton's 2017 Championship team and became the program's youngest player to ever score 1,000 points, during her Junior year.
"The campus is beautiful and the coaches came to every single game and told me I was their top recruit and it was really nice to have that support" said Hauer.