Harborfields Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

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              Ten Harborfields High School students signed their national letters of intent on Dec. 20, 2016 to play their sport on the collegiate level. In attendance were parents, family members, teachers, coaches, central office and building level administration.

              “You represent less than 1 percent of all high school seniors throughout the Nation who are given the opportunity to place on the collegiate level,” said John Valente, director of athletics. “The fact that these educational and military institutions chose you over thousands of other student athletes is a testament to your commitment, dedication, passion and love for the sport that you will compete in.”

              Valente reminded the student-athletes to thank those who have supported them throughout their athletic career so far.

“Thank your support team over the years including your family, teachers, coaches, administration and most of all, your teammates who challenged and pushed you to excel in order to make you a better athlete,” he said.

              Principal Timothy Russo also congratulated the student-athletes.

              “You are the leaders and role models in the school,” he added.

Head girls’ lacrosse coach Keri McGinty offered advice.

“Be sure to have fun and enjoy the experience as a college athlete,” she said. “Never forget the proud memories of wearing the green and white of our Harborfields family.”


Student-Athletes and Corresponding Colleges


Kailey Broderick – Adelphi University, Lacrosse

Elizabeth Larkin – College of Holy Cross, Track and Field

Ben Schwartz – Molloy College, Lacrosse

Grace Zagaja – United State Naval Academy, Lacrosse

Rachel Kuenzler – California State University East Bay, Swimming

Brett Hebert – Cornell University, Diving

Mikayla Bergin – West Point Military Academy, Lacrosse

Grace Steinthal – Manhattan College, Lacrosse

Katie Hammer – Assumption College, Soccer

Joe Kelly – Amherst College, Football


Photo Caption: Principal Timothy Russo and Director of Athletics John Valente with Harborfields High School student-athletes Kailey Broderick, Elizabeth Larkin, Ben Schwartz, Grace Zagaja, Rachel Kuenzler, Brett Hebert, Mikayla Bergin, Grace Steinthal and Katie Hammer. Not pictured: Joe Kelly.

Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District

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