Excitement, with a touch of pride, was the order of the day as three stellar Marcellus Senior High School student athletes and senior class members signed their "letters of intent" at a ceremony held Nov. 10 in the high school cafeteria.
Friends, family, and coaches joined the celebration as lacrosse teammates Leea Sinay and Meghan Connors, and baseball pitcher Adam Breuer put pen to paper as they announced their college choices. Sinay, flanked by her parents Paul and Linda Sinay, her brother Nicholas and coaches Dick Lundblad and Ron Hill, signed her letter of intent to play lacrosse for Wagner University. Sinay has played midfield and attack positions on the Marcellus varsity girls' lacrosse team since 10th grade. Her 2009 statistics include 39 goals, 11 assists, 32 groundballs and she was selected for second team all-league honors.
Sinay played on the CNY No. 2 team at the National Tournament and also is a member of the Star Riders Lacrosse Club. Her talents extend well beyond the athletic fields. She has been honored as a New York State Scholar Athlete, was a 2009 junior class representative, and was selected as the 2010 Homecoming Queen. Her dedication to community service is evidenced by her involvement in Part of the Solution (POTS), the Ida Benson Senior Citizen Center and the CNYDSO Special Olympics as a volunteer soccer coach.
Meghan Connors signed to play lacrosse for Albany as parents Jeffrey and Lynn Connors, along with coaches Dick Lundblad and Ron Hill, looked on. Connors has played the attack position for the Marcellus varsity girl's lacrosse team since ninth grade. She was a 2009 tri-captain and her 2009 statistics include 44 goals, 31 assists, 49 ground balls. Her 2009 honors include first team All League, United States Lacrosse Academic All American and membership on the CNY Team No. 1 at the National Tournament. Connors' 2008 honors include second team all league and membership on the girl's lacrosse Central Team at the Empire State Games. Connors talents beyond the athletic field are evidenced by her 3.9 GPA and membership in the National Honor Society.