ALLEGANY, NY – Five female student athletes at Allegany-Limestone Central School signed letters of intent to colleges in November.
Four of these athletes are from the girls varsity soccer team, while one is from the girls varsity track and field team.
Mallory Voegelin, a track and field athlete, signed to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an NCAA division II school. She plans to major in biology. Voegelin has been on the varsity track and field team for four years.
The girls varsity track and field coach at Allegany-Limestone, Kathy Stamets, said Voegelin is a versatile athlete.
Stamets, who has been coaching track and field for 24 years, said that she can put Voegelin in a variety of events, including any sprint or hurdle event, relay events, the long jump and the high jump. “She’s always willing to do anything we tell her to do,” Stamets said.
Voegelin said she chose Edinboro because it's in a small town like Allegany, so it felt like home.
Alyssa Spring, a forward on the varsity soccer team, signed to St. Bonaventure University, an NCAA Division I school, where she plans to study health science. She has been on the varsity soccer team for five years and is the All-Time Leading Scorer at the school with 43 goals in one season and 147 goals throughout her career.
Spring said she chose St. Bonaventure because it’s close to home, and she wanted her family to be able to watch her play.
“Bona’s just really feels like home. I love the campus. I’ve been a part of it for a long time,” Spring said.
Molly McClelland, a center midfielder on the varsity soccer team, signed to Binghamton University, an NCAA Division I school, where she plans to study biomedical engineering. She has been on the varsity soccer team for five years and is the All-Time Assist Leader at the school with 22 season assists and 92 career assists.
“I chose Binghamton because it had the major I wanted and when I visited the campus… it felt like home,” McClelland said. “They’re not just really good athletically; they’re good academically, too.”
Grace DeCapua, an outside midfielder on the varsity soccer team, signed to Keuka College, a NCAA Division III school, where she plans to major in adolescent education to become an English teacher. She has been on the varsity soccer team for five years.
DeCapua said she chose to sign to Keuka because it had the program she wants to study, and she really liked the feel of campus when she visited.
“It’s like Allegany. It’s kind of small and it just felt like the right fit for me,” DeCapua said. “I’m looking forward to being part of the team and making new friends and creating a lot of memories there.”
Sofia Fortuna, forward and midfielder on the varsity soccer team, signed to The College at Brockport, a NCAA Division III school, where she plans to study exercise science to become a physical therapist. She has been on the varsity soccer team for four years.
Fortuna said she chose Brockport because she was already familiar with the campus from attending their soccer camps.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of the team and having a good group of friends going into college,” Fortuna said.
This year, the varsity soccer team, coached by Dale MacArthur for 32 years, were the Section VI, Class B2 Champions and were undefeated in their league. They were also the first girls varsity soccer team to win 500 victories over the course of its history.
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