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Pine Bush celebrates its student-athletes moving on to the collegiate level

There are 22 Pine Bush High School student-athletes who will be continuing both their educations and their athletic careers in colleges and universities next year.

Twenty-one high school senior athletes sit on bleachers with their coaches
The Pine Bush student athletes who will play their respective sport in college are shown here with their coaches.

This group gathered on Wednesday, June 5, to celebrate their accomplishments with family, friends and coaches.

This is a large group to be moving on to college athletics, according to Mike Gillespie, the district’s athletic director. Students from Pine Bush will be playing softball, baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball, running track, diving and wrestling at junior colleges as well as colleges and universities at the division I, II and III levels.

A young woman with blonde hair wearing a gray shirt sits at a large table with a sign "Welcome to Pine Bush High School" on front. Her parents are on either side of her as she signs a letter.
Becky Drumm, center, will play soccer at SUNY Delhi in the fall.

The probability of competing in college athletics is actually very small, according to research by the NCAA. Overall, only 3.9 percent of girls who play volleyball in high school go on to play in college. Just 2.9 percent of high school wrestlers move to the collegiate level.

Four men at a table that says Welcome to Pine Bush High School. Third from left is wearing a hat and a U Albany t shirt.
Robert Jackson is headed to UAlbany in the fall and will play football. Here he is pictured with his coaches, Casey Grey, Mike McDonald and Jim Wright.

Congratulations and best wishes to all of our student-athletes.

Kaylee Armida                   Softball                 Clark University – Div. III

Colin Lang                            Diving                    Niagra – Div. I

Haakon Meland                 Baseball               Coastal Alabama Community College

Robert Jackson                 Football                Albany – Div. 1

Kyle Jaloszynski                Lacrosse               Roberts Wesleyan – Div. II

Emily Bott                            Volleyball            Barton College – Div. II

Colin Thorn                         Football                Utica College – Div. III

Matthew Fitzpatrick       Lacrosse               Lincoln Memorial University – Div. II

Nick Florin                           Wrestling             Oneonta – Div. III

Becky Drumm                   Soccer                   Delhi – Div. III

Andrew Maloy                  Track/Field          Mount St. Mary – Div. III

Miles Moliterni                 Track/Field          Oneonta – Div. III

Thomas Ulbrich                Football                Morrisville – Div. III

Bryan Warren                    Football                Plymouth State – Div. III

Rory Longfield                  Football                Ithaca – Div. III

Lukas Pennell                    Wrestling             SUNY Sullivan – Junior College

Logan DeVries                  Baseball               SUNY Ulster – Junior College

Miguel Tejeda                   Wrestling             Western New England – Div. III

Chris Ganley                      Track/Field          Utica College – Div. III

Derek Serviss                   Lacrosse               Ferrum – Div. III

Marcel Bialt                       Track/Field          Mount St. Mary – Div. III

Wylaimee Shalders       Track/Field          Mount St. Mary – Div. III







Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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