Photo courtesy of mamkschools: From left: Sam Morton ‘17, Lindsey Devore ’17, Nina Smoor ’17, Alexa Cestaro ’17 and Andy Francella ’17 sit down to sign their letters of intent.
On November 18, five MHS athletes signed letters of intent to participate in college athletics at the division one and division two levels. Of the athletes who committed, four will be playing at the division one level and one will be playing at the division two level.
Three division one athletes— Lindsey Devore ’17, Alexa Cestaro ’17 and Nina Smoor ’17— will be moving onto the college level because of their achievements in rowing. Devore will be attending the University of Texas-Austin, Cestaro will be going to the University of Virginia and Smoor will be rowing at the University of North Carolina.
Sam Morton ’17, another division one athlete, will be continuing his cross-country career at Dartmouth. Morton joins a strong tradition of MHS athletes continuing their careers in the Ivy League; including him, there have been seven Ivy League recruits from MHS in the past three years.
At the Division two level, Andy Francella ’17 will be playing baseball at the College of Saint Rose. He is one of many baseball players to move on to the college level in recent years, reflecting the strength of Mamaroneck’s baseball program.
Devore, Cestaro, Smoor, Morton and Francella will be joined by other MHS athletes who haven’t yet committed in February, when the school district will celebrate all of their accomplishments. They are the first to join the fifty athletes of the past three years who have graduated to represent the Tigers at the college level.
By Jack Mollin