It is with both pride and heartache that Warwick Valley High School Crew Club bids farewell to some of its talented athletes as they prepare to move on to their next adventure.
Captain and coxswain Maya Bialas has been with the club for three years and is now headed to Syracuse University where she will be focusing on Fashion Design and Pre-law. We are so excited that she will be coxing for a D1 team next year.
Captain and coxswain Brian Marsh has been a part of Warwick Crew for four years. This fall he will be attending SUNY Polytechnic Institute to study Mechanical Engineering. In addition to being an exceptional coxswain, Brain is a huge fan of 3D Modeling for games and film.
Captain Casey Duma will be attending Mercyhurst University where she will study sports business management. Casey has rowed for the team for four years and has been our captain for the last two. We know that Mercyhurst (D2) will love having her on their team as much as we have loved having her on ours. Casey aspires to manage a pro hockey or football team one day.
The Ibbestson sisters
We have been thrice blessed by the Ibbestson Family, all 3 girls row for Warwick Crew and will be headed in separate directions for their college years.
Miranda Ibbetson, the youngest of the three sisters, will be attending SUNY Delhi where she will be studying Nursing. She has been on the crew team for thee years. Deanna Ibbetson is headed to Rockland Community College
. She is already a talented artist and will be taking her first steps towards a career in Art Education this fall. She has rowed for our team for three years as well.
Emma Ibbetson will be studying Nursing at Iona College this fall. She has rowed for two years and has volunteered for Winslow Therapeutic Center for the last 10.
In fact, we would be remiss not to mention that all three girls have a generous spirit and serve their community in remarkable ways.
Also moving on is rower Natalie Vanasse, who will be attending SUNY Geneseo where she will study Early Childhood and Special Education. Natalie has been a part of our team for three years as both coxswain and rower, and she, like the rest of us, loves the Warwick Crew Team.
And finally, junior Johnny Skafidas, our three-year veteran coxswain will be moving to the West Coast and will attend Ballard High School in Seattle for his senior year. Johnny aspires to be a teacher of Art or History and plans to design and build his own underground home some day.
We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.