Seventeen student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Several Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors are getting ready to compete at the next level.

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Seventeen F-M High School students will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Seventeen F-M student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent and will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level during the 2019-20 school year. The students participated in an official signing ceremony on April 11 in front of family, friends and coaches in the F-M High School auditorium.

A National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and a National Letter of Intent member institution. By signing the letters, prospective student-athletes agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year, and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year.

The following F-M students signed National Letters of Intent:

Gemma Addonizio

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Gemma Addonizio

Gemma Addonizio, of Manlius, will play lacrosse at Le Moyne College where she plans to study biology. She played one year on the F-M girls junior varsity lacrosse team before becoming a member of the varsity team for four years and serving as its captain. As a sophomore, she was selected for All-League Second Team, and as a junior, she was named to the All-League First Team. She also played two years on the F-M girls junior varsity basketball team and one year on the girls varsity basketball team. Gemma was a member of the Salt City Snipers Girls Lacrosse Club and was inducted into the Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society. She served as a master of ceremony for the F-M Student Council Dance Marathon and received an award from the Section III Leadership Program.

Katerina Atallah-Yunes

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Katerina Atallah-Yunes

Katerina Atallah-Yunes, of Manlius, will play tennis for Colgate University where she plans to study chemistry and biology. Katerina was a member of the F-M girls varsity tennis team for six years and served as its captain. She won six Section III team titles and three Section III individual titles (two in doubles and one in singles). She has been named to the All-CNY Tennis Team three times. Katerina also has been inducted into the Spanish, Science and National honor societies and participated in the F-M Model United Nations Club and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She also served as sports editor for the high school yearbook. In addition, she is a Crouse Hospital volunteer.

Chloe Bullough

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Chloe Bullough

Chloe Bullough, of Manlius, will continue her running career at Michigan State University where she plans to study nursing. She has been a member of the F-M girls varsity cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams for five years as a distance runner. Her team earned the sectional championship in 2018, and as a member of the Manlius XC Club, her team placed second in the Nike Cross Regionals in 2018 and fourth in the 2018 Nike Cross National Championship. Chloe has participated in Fast Bees and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, volunteered at local churches and donated to the National Cancer Society and F-M’s Dance Marathon.

Christina Burnam

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Christina Burnam

Christina Burnam, of Manlius, will continue her lacrosse career at Siena College. She played three years on the F-M girls varsity lacrosse team and also participated in the Outlaw Ladies Lacrosse Club and the Orange Crush Lacrosse Club. In addition, she was a four-year member of the girls varsity swim team and made sectional and state qualifier competitions all four years. Christina earner Scholar-Athlete recognition and made the high honor roll. She is also a member of the high school ceramics club.

Rachel Dobricki

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Rachel Dobricki

Rachel Dobricki, of Manlius, will be attending Fairfield University where she plans to play soccer and study broadcast journalism and business. She played five years on the F-M girls varsity soccer team, was captain her junior and senior years and was the recipient of the O’Hearn Award. Her team earned a sectional championship, and she was twice named to the All-Section First Team and All-League First Team, as well as receiving All-State honors. Rachel participated in the Syracuse Development Academy for soccer, was a Special Olympics volunteer, served as co-president of F-M Fresh Meals and was inducted into National Honor Society.

Taylor Fishkin

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Taylor Fishkin

Taylor Fishkin, of Manlius, will continue her gymnastics career at Southeast Missouri State University where she plans to study biology. She was a six-year member of the F-M gymnastics team and served as its captain. Taylor was a member of the CNY Gym Centre and was inducted into National Honor Society.

Julianna Foster

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Julianna Foster

Julianna Foster, of Manlius, will continue her rowing career at Merrimack College where she plans to study early childhood education. She was a member of the F-M rowing club, participating at the novice level for one year and varsity for three years. Julianna was a member of the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club and was named the Most Improved Athlete of 2018. She also participated in Relay for Life, F-M Dance Marathon and volunteered at the Manlius Library.

Madeline Means

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Madeline Means

Madeline Means, of Fayetteville, will continue her rowing career at University of Notre Dame where she plans to study behavior/neuroscience. She was a member of the F-M rowing club, participating at the novice level for one year and varsity for three years. She also participated in the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club and was named a Scholar-Athlete for the past three years. She was inducted into National Honor Society and was a member of the French Honor Society during her junior year. She also participated in F-M’s Every 15 Minutes program, fundraised for Camp Good Days and Special Times, volunteered for The Salvation Army and won Gold and Silver Keys in the Scholastic Art Awards.

Zachary Nestor

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Zachary Nestor

Zachary Nestor, of Manlius, will continue his lacrosse career at University of Hartford where he plans to study business. He played two years on the F-M boys junior varsity lacrosse team, serving as captain, and two years at the varsity level. He also played for the Orange Crush Lacrosse and Central New York Road Hawks Lacrosse clubs. Zachary was recognized for outstanding character.

Zain Nichols

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Zain Nichols

Zain Nichols, of Manlius, will continue his rowing career at Drexel University where he plans to study biological sciences. He was a member of the F-M rowing club, participating one year at the novice level and three years at the varsity level. The Senior 4 boat placed third in the state competition and eighth in the nation in 2018. Zain participated in the Syracuse Chargers and Cazenovia rowing clubs and the F-M Refugee Outreach Club. He served third years as F-M High School Student Council president and has served as a student representative to Camp Good Days and Special Times and the FM Education Foundation.

Jack Shanley

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Jack Shanley

Jack Shanley, of Fayetteville, will continue his lacrosse career at Manhattan College where he plans to study business. He played two years on the F-M boys junior varsity lacrosse team and two years at the varsity level, holding captain positions at both levels. He received an All-League Honorable Mention for lacrosse and an Outstanding Effort and Hustle Award. He also was a member of F-M’s indoor track team. He participated in several lacrosse clubs, including the Central New York Road Hawks, Rhino and Upstate Salt Kings. Jack was inducted into National Honor Society and participates in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Positivity Project, serving as an ambassador. He fundraised for the student council’s annual dance marathon, which benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, and volunteered at Pink Out games and lead the student section during athletic events and managed its Twitter account. Locally, he volunteers at The Samaritan Center.

Kathryn “Katie” Shanley

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Kathryn “Katie” Shanley

Kathryn “Katie” Shanley, of Fayetteville, will continue her lacrosse career at Northwestern University. She played one year on the F-M girls junior varsity lacrosse team and four years on the varsity team. She also played two years on the F-M girls junior varsity basketball team. She was named a 2018 U.S. Lacrosse All-American and was selected for All-League First Team in 2017 and 2018, All-CNY in 2017 and 2018 and was named CNYCentral’s Athlete of the Week in April 2017. She also participated in the Salt City Snipers Girls Lacrosse Club. Katie was inducted into National Honor Society and served as a Relay for Life committee member and leader in 2018 and 2019.

Kiera Shanley

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Kiera Shanley

Kiera Shanley, of Fayetteville, will continue her lacrosse career at Northwestern University. She played four years on the F-M girls varsity lacrosse team and served as its captain. She was named a 2018 U.S. Lacrosse All-American and All-CNY player and twice selected for the All-League First Team. In 2018, she was named to the All-State Third Team. She also participated in the Salt City Snipers Girls Lacrosse Club and F-M’s Dance Marathon and Relay for Life events. Kiera was inducted into National Honor Society and volunteered at the Samaritan Center and Clear Path for Veterans.

Jenna Snyder

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Jenna Snyder

Jenna Snyder, of Manlius, will continue her rowing career at Jefferson University where she plans to study fashion design. She participated in the F-M Crew Club at the novice level for one year and varsity for three years and is a co-captain. She was also a member of the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club. Jenna served as a Positivity Project ambassador and a counselor at Camp Good Days and Special Times. She also participated in F-M’s Every 15 Minutes event and the F-M Dance Marathon. She earned a Gold Key at the Scholastic Art Awards and first place for sculpture at the New York State Fair. She also volunteered at Hope for Bereaved.

Anne “Annie” Steigerwald

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Anne “Annie” Steigerwald

Anne “Annie” Steigerwald, of Manlius, will continue her lacrosse career at University of Michigan where she plans to study mathematics. She played one year on the F-M girls junior varsity lacrosse team and four years on varsity and served as a captain. She received an Honorable Mention her freshman year and was named to the All-League Second Team her sophomore year, the All-State Tournament Team her sophomore and junior years and All-League First Team her junior year. She also played one year on the F-M girls varsity basketball team. Annie was a member of the Salt City Snipers Girls Lacrosse Club and participated in the F-M Dance Marathon and Relay for Life events. She also participated in On My Team16 (OMT16) and was on the high honor roll her freshman, sophomore and junior years.

Kaylee Steigerwald

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Kaylee Steigerwald

Kaylee Steigerwald, of Manlius, will continue her lacrosse career at University of Michigan where she plans to study biology, health and society. She played four years on the F-M girls varsity lacrosse team and was a member of the Salt City Snipers Girls Lacrosse Club. She also played one year on the F-M girls junior varsity basketball team. She was on the high honor roll and was recognized as a scholar-athlete her junior year. Kaylee was a counselor at Camp Good Days and Special Times and participated in On My Team16 (OMT16), the F-M ceramics club and was a Link Crew leader.

Sam Stratton

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Sam Stratton

Sam Stratton, of Fayetteville, will continue his lacrosse career at The United States Military Academy at West Point (Army) where he plans to study business management. He played four years on the F-M boys varsity lacrosse team and participated in the Orange Crush and CNY Road Hawks lacrosse clubs. He was twice selected for All-League Second Team.