The number of Mamaroneck High School seniors going on to play college sports is more than six times higher than usual. The Mamaroneck Schools announced a list of 32 seniors who will pursue college level athletics next year, as compared to the typical 3 to 5 per year.
A senior dinner celebrating their achievements will be held on Monday, June 8.
“This is an exceptional class of athletes that may not be matched for many years to come,” said the district’s director of physical education, Bari Suman. “The collective success of the sports programs they have all been involved with for the past four years is immeasurable and unprecedented.”
In the past two years, MHS teams have made two State Finals appearances and earned four sectional titles and ten league titles. Five Mamaroneck students have received Con Edison awards this year – including, most recently, baseball player Taylor Mondshein. The Con Edison Athlete of the Week recognizes students in Westchester and Putnam schools who excel athletically. Academic achievements, leadership, citizenship, school and community activities also are factors. Winners are selected by a panel of athletic directors and coaches.
Ms. Suman pointed out that most all of the MHS athletes being honored on June 8 have been playing together for many years and that this consistency has contributed in large part to their success. “They’ve been together all the way through, and that’s a key factor,” said Ms. Suman.
According to Coach Mike Chiapparelli, this senior class knows what it takes to be committed to a sport and make personal sacrifices for the betterment of a team.
“This is a very gifted group of student athletes,” said Mr. Chiapparelli. “They have dedicated themselves over the course of their lifetime to working on developing skills to their fullest potential in many different sports. A class this talented comes along only once or twice in an entire teaching career.”
Students moving on to college athletics include:
Matt McGovern: Boston College, Baseball
Sean Hagan: St. John’s, Baseball
Taylor Monshein: Williams, Baseball
Max Frankel: Vassar, Baseball
Eric Windsor: University of Pennsylvania, Baseball
Gabe Klein: Fairfield, Baseball
Christian Glaser: Delaware, Baseball
Anna Reddicliffe: Colgate, Field Hockey
Ellen Williams: Syracuse, Field Hockey
Charlotte Gardiner: Middlebury, Field Hockey
Cathleen Smith: Bowdoin, Field Hockey
Brad Jacobson: Dartmouth, Soccer
Doug Weinrib: Williams, Soccer
Kelsey Grad: Lafayette, Tennis
Stephanie Valez” Buffalo, Soccer
Phoebe Hanley: Tufts, Soccer
Alex Bodor: Dennison, Lacrosse
Will Thompson: Saint Michaels, Lacrosse
Amanda Tuck: Marist, Lacrosse
Fayola Moise: Tusculum, Basketball
Sara Hess: Haverford, Track
Evan Thompson: NYU, Track
Charlotte Ohl: Northwestern, Fencing
Kira Hoffman: Tufts, Fencing
Jennifer Fasman: MIT, Fencing
Sam Wojokowski: Franklin & Marshall, Football
Andrew Benkwitt: Utica College, Football
Patrick Joyce: Ithaca, Football
Gabe Yizar: Arias-Lincoln, Football
Sagirah Wheeler: Morgan State, Bowling
Femi Wheeler: Plymouth State University, Wrestling
Megan McGuire: Fairfield University, Swimming
Debbie Manetta is public information officer for the Mamaroneck School District.