Cazenovia High School senior Jillian Vogl, front center, is flanked by her mother Laura and father Pat during her NCAA Division I letter of intent signing ceremony Feb. 3 at the high school. In back stand varsity field hockey assistant coach Beth Stewart, left, Andrew Vogl and varsity field hockey head coach Lorriane Scheftic.
Photo by Pierce Smith.
continued “I’m excited for her. She totally deserves it,” Scheftic said. “She will make an impact at the college level, and I’m just really proud of her. I’m happy for our whole program — it’s a big step.”
As for her thoughts on next year’s squad, Scheftic was optimistic Vogl’s absence will motivate the current roster to step up. “We have a lot of talent throughout the program, and I think we’ll be okay,” she said.
Also in attendance were Vogl’s brother Andrew, a Cazenovia High School sophomore who plays on the varsity football and basketball squads, her mother Laura and father Pat, who is a member of the Cazenovia Board of Education. Her older sister Katie, a CHS alumnus, was unable to attend.
“She worked hard and did all the things she needed to do, as far as playing all over the country at the highest level possible. The exposure worked out well for her and we are very proud,” Pat Vogl said during the signing ceremony.
Come June, Vogl will look to graduate from high school and begin preparing for her freshman year at Monmouth University in West Long Brach, N.J. While she admits to being excited for her college career, Vogl promised to visit regularly and occupy the sideline during big games for future Cazenovia field hockey teams.
Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.