Trio of Athletes Recruited to College Teams

Trio of Athletes Recruited  to College Teams

Kate Loughran, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Senior

At a time when most seniors are just beginning their college application process, some have already sealed the deal through athletic recruitment. To date, three PMHS student-athletes have been recruited: Kathryn Alexander, Tessa Loria, and Eileen Mazzaro.

Alexander committed to Stanford University for Division One Women’s Openweight Rowing at the end of July. She expressed the difficulty of the admissions process, but how grateful she is to be done and to be able to focus on academics. Stanford presented itself as a supportive community which is backed by students and athletes who are passionate about everything they do. She looks forward to the dynamic environment Stanford offers which will not put limits on anything she is passionate about. She is also excited about the Stanford team, coaches, and the support structure that they offer.

Alexander said, “I am interested in majoring in a STEM field. Many other girls on the team are also majoring in STEM and taking challenging classes, and I can be supported by them. Also, the coaches were incredible. They recognize you as a human first, then a student-athlete, and the way they spoke about the women on their team made me respect them and be excited about being on the team.”

Another recruit, Tessa Loria, committed to Colby College at the end of summer for Division Three Women’s Lacrosse.

Loria said, “As for what I’m most looking forward to, I’d say the camaraderie of a team and furthering my passion and love for the game at the collegiate level.”

Eileen Mazzaro committed in the late summer to play Division One Women’s Field Hockey at Villanova University. Mazzaro has been a key part of Pelham athletics, and recently won LoHud Player of the Week.

“I’m really excited to be able to play field hockey at a high level with great competition. I look forward to getting a unique student-athlete experience, while also still having a great time socially and with friends,” Mazzaro said.