Four Skaneateles High School seniors have officially committed themselves to the colleges they'll be attending in the fall.
On Wednesday evening, June 10, Daniel Ford, Rachel Hosie, Katherine "Kat" Pille and Lindsay Angelillo signed national letters of intent as their parents and athletic coaches stood by. Each will be a student athlete at their respective college.
Ford will be playing ice hockey and studying at Harvard University in Massachusetts, Hosie will go off to the University of Findlay in Ohio where she'll be a member of the track and field team, Pille plans to be a stickman for the University of Niagara women's lacrosse team in Niagara Falls and Angelillo will head off to Binghamton where she too will take part in the women's lacrosse program. Harvard, Niagara and Binghamton are Division I schools and Findlay is ranked as a Division II school.
"I wasn't really expecting it last year," Angelillo said of her acceptance to Binghamton and the chance to play lacrosse there. "I wanted it to happen, just didn't know if it would."
Her focus was to find a school close to home where she could not only play the sport she loves, but also receive a good education.
"It's a pretty big commitment," Angelillo said of the signing.
She plans to major in accounting once at school, but for now with the big decision out of the way there's nothing else to worry about.
For Hosie, finding a school with the academics she was looking for that also had a track and field team, "just kind of fell in my lap."
"It just happened Findlay had a great track and field program," she said.
The soon-to-be pharmacy major said she wasn't really nervous about signing or the upcoming trip, which will put her the furthest from Skaneateles out of her three comrades.