Four in Warwick school district sign up to play college sports

WARWICK. Student players are bound for the University of Miami, Marist College, and Binghamton and James Madison universities next year after signing national letters of intent.

22 Nov 2019 | 02:18

Four students from the Warwick Valley Central School District have signed national letters of intent committing them to participating in sports programs at NCAA Division 1 colleges and universities.

Gabriella Rusek

Gabriella, the daughter of Henry and Anna Rusek, plans to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and compete for the Miami Hurricanes as a center forward in women’s college soccer.

Gabriella, regarded as one of Warwick's most accomplished soccer players, is a five-year varsity player. Her 2018 season included 19 goals and 12 assists.

Miami competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference against Duke, Florida, Boston College and Syracuse.

She plans to study mathematics and international affairs. She chose Miami over Old Dominion University, Cortland and Tennessee.

Devin Boone

Devin, the son of Lisa and Curtis Boone, has committed to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie to compete as a middle infielder for the Marist Foxes.

His two-year varsity stats include .409 batting average, an OBP of .529, 29 stolen bases and 49 runs scored. He had a .897 fielding percentage.

Marist competes in the Mid Atlantic Conference against Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Fairfield and Iona.

Devin plans to study business and finance. He chose Marist over George Washington, Bucknell and Monmouth

Brandon Ortiz

Brandon, the son of William and Maria Ortiz, signed a letter to attend Binghamton University to compete as a middle infielder for the Binghamton Bearcats.

Brandon is a five-year varsity player who had a better than .900 fielding percentage as a junior. He is regarded as an outstanding leader and captain of the infield.

Binghamton competes in the America East Conference against Maine, Albany and Stonybrook University.

Brandon plans to study business administration. He chose Binghamton over Monmouth University.

Hannah Hennessy

Hannah, the daughter of Kelly and Michael Hennessy, has agreed to attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, to compete as a softball player for the JMU Dukes.

Hannah was a four-year starter and center fielder for the Section IX champion Warwick Wildcats. As a junior she hit .450 with a team-leading 18 RBIs.

JMU competes in the Colonial Athletic Conference against Elon, Charleston, Delaware, Hofstra and Towson.

Hannah plans to study psychology. She chose JMU over Virginia Wesleyan.