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Stec family leaves lasting impression on Caz sports

He has continued his interest in athletics play intramural soccer, volleyball and basketball, and this past year made time every Saturday to be a Big Brother to an 8th grader.

Future officer

In a year or so if you spot a female police officer over 6 foot tall who looks familiar it could well be April Stec, who is a senior Criminal Justice major at LeMoyne College and intends to go into police work. She also plays defense for the LeMoyne lacrosse team, continuing a lacrosse career that began at Cazenovia High School. A 2006 Caz grad, April also played basketball and swam for the Lakers, as well as working the stage crew for the Annual High School Drama Club musical. At LeMoyne she's adding to the family diversity by serving on the Student Programming Board, which plans student events, and working with the Save the Kids program at Hillbrook Detention Center. April says what she liked most about her high school experience were the teachers and Mrs. Ponge was at the top of the list. As for a favorite coach, Mr. Evans was her immediate top choice.

The oldest

The Stec who has traveled farthest (so far) from Cazenovia to continue her interests is Heather, the oldest of the Stecs, a 2004 graduate.

She's in her first year of playing professional basketball for the Hrsholm team of the Danish Dameligaen, or woman's league. She plans on playing for as long as she is able and looks to coach basketball in the future. A recent graduate of Division I Siena College, she put her 5 years there to good use securing a double major in Biology and Psychology, while averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds per game for the basketball team. While at Cazenovia, and continuing at Siena she spent summers teaching and coaching both youth and adults at basketball camps.

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