WARREN, NJ - Some 30 student athletes from the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 gathered in the WHRHS Media Center for one last Warrior team photo before reporting to their intended respective colleges or universities in the fall.
Columbia, Yale and Princeton, Stevens, Rensselaer and M.I.T. are among some 27 other Division I, II, or III colleges that will be the new team colors for the soon-to-be WHRHS alum when the next school year rolls around.
The 30 Warrior student athletes plan to continue their matriculation while playing in the sports of: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country/Track, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, or Wrestling.
Three of 27 different schools, Drew University, Moravian College and Misericordia University, will be the home of two members of the WHRHS Class of 2018: At Drew, Henry Engel and Kyle Rokosny, both Fencing at Moravian; Connor James in Football and Robin McCabe in Softball; and at Misericordia, Alyssa Galdi, Cross Country/Track and Sheldon Kohl, Swimming. Only Engel and Rokosny of WHRHS will continue as teammates in the same sport at their new school, Drew.
Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, there were three dates when high school students had deadlines for signing letters of intent to play at colleges: Nov. 27, April 30, and June 4. On those days, most of the signing Warrior athletes gather in the WHRHS Media Center for a photo with fellow signing WHRHS athletes, and then on Monday, June 3, all these student athletes were invited to gather together for this team photo.
The one student who signed on June 4 was Jillian Chan, who plans to play Volleyball at Rider University.
So, who else is going, in what sport, and to what school?
Marlene Tartaro, Golf, Columbia University; Marlise Moesch, Swimming, Yale University, and Julia Cunningham, Basketball, Princeton University; Daniel Hold, Swimming, Stevens Institute of Technology; Brenda Peng, Tennis, Rensselaer PolytechInstitute; and Daniel Pilsbury, Basketball, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; also
Erin Bean, Softball, Susquehanna University; Julia Burton, Lacrosse, West Chester University, Katelyn Carrol, Lacrosse, Radford University; Genna Cicchetti, Softball, Muhlenberg College; and Christopher Clintock, Lacrosse, St. Joseph’s University; also
Drew Furlong, Lacrosse, Binghamton University; Emma Gaffney, Softball, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Justin Hayward, Wrestling, Bloomsburg University; Jessica Hoffman, Cross Country/Track, University of Scranton; and Tyler James, Lacrosse, Holy Cross College; also
Michael Murray, Baseball, Hofstra University; Brian Puccio, Football, Jacksonville University; and Tyler Riley, Baseball, University of Maine; also
Ryan Santos, Soccer, The College of New Jersey; Robert Saum, Wrestling, Millersville University; Jonathan Taub, Lacrosse, Rutgers University; and Zaneae Thome, Football, East Stroudsburg University.