North Salem High School hosts signing day for college-bound senior athletes
North Salem High School’s Athletic Department and Athletic Booster Club today hosted a College-Bound Signing Day to honor those senior student athletes who have committed to playing at the collegiate level. Seven students, who compete in sports including cross-country, baseball, lacrosse, field hockey and soccer, were recognized.
The event, held at the NSHS Gym and broadcast live via LocalLive, began with brief remarks from Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, followed by a ceremony in which coaches shared a little bit about each of the athletes who were honored.
Krista DeModna, who will play women’s field hockey for Roanoke College, was described by Coach Jennifer Frohman as someone who “dedicated herself to field hockey for the past seven years of her life.” Frohman added that DeModna was the “heart and soul” of the team, and the “epitome of leadership” this season.
Jane Fetterolf will play women’s lacrosse for the University of Michigan. Coach Hannah Aull described Fetterolf as an “all-around phenomenal athlete” who led her team by example. Coach Don Merriman added that Fetterolf is “no doubt destined for great things on and off the field.”
Anthony Foglia and Jake Torres will both play baseball for SUNY Oneonta. Coach Robert Gilchrist shared that he was proud to have coached Foglia since Little League, and enumerated the four-year starter’s many accomplishments, including being recognized as one of LoHud’s “9 Who Shine,” which recognizes the top nine players in Section One Athletics.
Of Torres, Gilchrist said he “brings the energy and excitement to our team,” adding that his “confidence spreads to the rest of our players” in his role as both pitcher and center fielder.
Conrad Good will play men's lacrosse for Roanoke College. Coach C.J. Fleming said that Good has been the team’s goal and points leader for the past three seasons and has already racked up 15 goals this season. Coach Lou Villani remarked that Good is a “tremendous competitor” whose passion for the game is immediately apparent.
Lily Giuliano will play women’s soccer for Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In Coach Martin’s absence, Coach Andy Pelosi noted that he had had the privilege of seeing Giuliano play since she was in second grade. He remarked that she is a “fearless competitor” and has been an integral part of the varsity team as an “impact player” for the past three years.
Ava Jolley will compete as part of the women’s cross-country team at Columbia University. Coach Chris Gould, who has coached Jolley for the past four-plus years, noted Jolley’s long list of accomplishments throughout her high school career, including league, county, class and Section One honors. He also noted that Jolley has set several school records at North Salem and was named to the Journal News All Decade Team for Section One Athletics. “She will become a Lion at Columbia, but she will always be a Tiger,” said Gould.
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