Chenango Forks trio commits to Division I colleges

Chenango Forks trio commits to Division I colleges


Chenango Forks trio commits to Division I colleges


Chenango Forks seniors Kyle Kelly, Michaela Transue and Courtney Cook have signed National Letters of Intent to compete athletically at Division I colleges.

Kelly, a two-time state wrestling champion who went 37-0 last season en route to the Division I 99-pound title, signed with Binghamton University.

Transue will play softball at Hofstra. A four-time Southern Tier Athletic Conference All-Conference honoree as a shortstop, Transue earned first-team Class B all-state honors last season, batting .750 with a .805 on-base percentage.

Cook, a multi-time state swimming and diving meet participant, will attend University at Buffalo.

The trio are among a number of area high school athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent this month:

* Union-Endicott seniors Sierra McIver and Rachel Mouillesseaux will attend Albany and Lock Haven University, respectively.

McIver will play women’s lacrosse at Albany. The two-year varsity starter has been a standout for the Tigers in the midfield.

Mouillesseaux will play softball at Lock Haven.

The pitcher has helped lead U-E to a pair of Section 4 titles. According to U-E coach Jim Testa, Mouillesseaux ranks in the top-five in program history in victories, innings, games and strikeouts.

* Vestal’s Kristen Hickling has committed to play softball at St. Bonaventure University. Hickling, a three-time STAC All-Conference pitcher, has spent five years on the varsity team. Last season, she hit .533 and as a sophomore compiled a 1.54 earned-run average.

* Seton Catholic Central’s Angelica Hauer will attend Stony Brook University, where she will play women’s basketball.

Hauer, a 6-foot-3 forward, was a STAC All-East Division selection last season.

Another Seton Catholic Central senior, Cade Kelleher, will play lacrosse for Le Moyne College.

An attackman who scored 30-plus goals as a junior, Kelleher will join a program that last season produced a 17-1 record and reached the Division II semifinals.

* Maine-Endwell’s Carter Austin has committed to play baseball for Bucknell and Tanner Cosens will play lacrosse for Binghamton University.

Austin, a first baseman/pitcher, has started on each of M-E’s past three Section 4 championship teams.

He is a two-time STAC All-Star, earning All-Conference honors last season as well as being named a Perfect Game 2012 Underclass All-American honorable mention.

Cosens, a goaltender, has been a varsity starter for M-E the past three seasons.

He led Section 4 in save percentage the past two seasons, earning Section 4 Division II all-star honors each season, including first-team honors last season.

* Alexandra Yacalis will compete in gymnastics for the University of Washington.

Yacalis resides in Binghamton, where she is homeschooled.

She was a Level 10 State champion last year and a national vault and floor champion at the National Invitational Tournament held in May.

She currently trains and competes out of the Southern Tier Gymnastics Academy.

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