Nine Seniors Recognized for College Signings

Nine Seniors Recognized for College Signings

In a May 2 ceremony in the library, joined by family and coaches, nine high school seniors – Kenny Cooper, Daniella Cornelia, Kasey Dorney, Lynne Gbadamosi, Kaylee Houlihan, Evan Mallon, Alexandria Maniscalco, Josh Pismeny and Charles Rainone – were recognized for signing national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college this fall.

Cooper, a 2017 league champion in wrestling, will attend LIU Post in Brookville, where he plans to major in physical education and health education. During his Falcons career, he was named All-League three times and All-County twice.

“I love the environment at Post,” said Cooper. “I like the coach, I know the wrestlers that are currently on the team, and I wanted to stay close to home.”

Cornelia, a diver, will attend the State University of New York College at Geneseo, where she plans to major in childhood education. As a member of the Falcons diving team, she earned All-Long Island honors once, All-County twice and All-League three times. Describing her reasons for selecting SUNY Geneseo, Cornelia listed “good vibes, a great education program and a nice campus.”

Dorney will play lacrosse for Wagner College in Staten Island, majoring in nursing. A lacrosse midfielder, she earned All-County status in soccer and All-County Honorable Mention in lacrosse during her Falcons career.

“I loved the coaches and the atmosphere,” said Dorney of her choice of Wagner.

Gbadamosi, a track and field athlete, will attend the State University of New York at Albany, where she will major in public health. While at Deer Park, Gbadamosi was a three-time league champion as well as a division and  large school champion, earned All-County honors three times and All-League six times, and was a member of the 2018 winter track state team.

“Albany seemed like a perfect fit,” said Gbadamosi. “I loved the coaches and team, and it felt like home. I can’t wait to be a Great Dane.”

Houlahan, a soccer player, will attend Connecticut College in New London, where she will major in biology. During her time at Deer Park, she was named All-League, All-Conference and MVP.

“Conn has good soccer and academic programs, and it’s close to home,” said Houlahan of her selection of the Camels.

Mallon, an All-League baseball player, will attend Cochise College in Arizona, where he plans to major in business management.

“I chose this school for the academics and the outstanding baseball program, to continue my baseball career and move on to a four-year school,” said Mallon. “It is a great fit for me and my family.”

Maniscalco, the captain of Deer Park’s track and field team, will attend the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and major in forensic chemistry. A New York State Scholar-Athlete and member of the Suffolk County All-Academic team, Maniscalso said of her choice, “They have an outstanding science program, and the team track will challenge my abilities.”

Pismeny, a four-year captain of the Falcons basketball team, will attend the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. During his Deer Park career, he earned All-League honors three times and All-Conference once, was named Academic All-County, and won the Unsung Hero Award.

“Mount Saint Vincent is the best fit for me,” said Pismeny. “It gives me the ability to be a part of a winning program and play right away.”

Rainone, an All-League baseball player, will attend St. Joseph’s College and major in business and finance.

“It’s a good Catholic school and baseball program, and has my major, so I can continue my baseball career,” said Rainone of his choice.