Photo by Stephen Rothman: From left to right, Peter Matt, Katie Devore, Lauren Chapey, Shari Rauls, Nicole Parry, and Eric Greenberg signed their offical Divison I commitment letters.
By Talia Land
Mamaroneck High School has a reputation of breeding talented and hardworking athletes, and this year was no exception. On Nov. 17, six members of the Class of 2016 signed their letters of intent to play a Division I college sport next year.
The list included lacrosse player Eric Greenberg, who boasted an impressive 56 goals and 27 assists last season. He will be continuing his aggressive style of play at Lehigh University next year. Nicole Parry, who will be swimming at United States Military Academy, had an incredible final fall season, making the finals of the New York State Championships and placing seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. Two-sport athlete Peter Matt will continue his baseball career for the University of Pennsylvania. Matt had a great season last spring, which culminated with him earning an All Hudson Valley/Westchester Team Honorable Mention at the state championship.
Along with this impressive list of individuals come three athletes all on the same team. Lauren Chapey had an incredible senior cross-country finale, landing Mamaroneck’s first ever trip to the Nike Nationals in Portland, Oregon, placing 67th in the country. Lauren also received a Westchester Con-Edison award this year and will be attending Yale University next fall. Another two-sport athlete, Shari Rauls, uses her fast pace on the soccer field to train for the track season. She will continue running next year at Brown University. Rauls, Chapey and Devore were part of the 4×800 relay team that whose time of 9 minutes and 9.36 seconds gave them the best time in the country at the Millrose Games last year. Devore also placed second in the 800 meter race at the Westchester Championships last year, and will be joining Matt at the University of Pennsylvania.
These schools’ academic rigor and athletic strength prove that Mamaroneck’s athletes are the best of the best. The six signees join 30+ Mamaroneck High School athletes that have gone on to play sports at Division I Colleges in the past three years alone. According to Athletic Director Bari Suman and the school’s Facebook page, their accomplishments will be celebrated again in February along with those of students who have yet to commit or are playing at Division II or III schools.