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Local Athletes At Iona Prep Commit To Colleges

One of the top 50 high school prospects in the nation, Iona Prep’s Ty Jerome officially signs with the Virginia Cavaliers. Photo Credit: Contributed
Shot putter and discus thrower Andrew Cannistraci of New Rochelle, who signed with Northeastern University, enters the 2016 indoor track season as the top thrower in Westchester Country. Photo Credit: Contributed
Zachary Kryza of Somers, a member of the Catholic State Champion Gaels and the 2015 CHSAA Defenseman of the Year, will play lacrosse next year for Villanova University. Photo Credit: Contributed
Coming off a 15-3 season in which he posted a 3.00 ERA, southpaw starter Joseph LaSorsa of Katonah will be toing the rubber next year for St. John’s University. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Iona Preparatory Upper School standouts in baseball, basketball, lacrosse and track and field made their mark on National Signing Day, with seven athletes from the New Rochelle school signing National Letters of Intent to play for NCAA Division I or Division II schools earlier this month.

The group was headlined by varsity basketball star Ty Jerome, a Bronxville resident who committed to play for Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse University of Virginia.

The seven Gaels made their commitments official on Nov. 12, the second day of the NCAA’s early signing period. Joining Jerome in signing National Letters of Intent were:

Baseball: Christopher Dutra, Rye Brook, catcher, D-I Duke University; Joseph LaSorsa, Katonah, pitcher, D-I St. John’s University.

Basketball: Patrick Fleming, Dobbs Ferry, guard, D-II Assumption College.

Lacrosse: Zachary Kryza, Somers, defender, D-I Villanova University; Christian McHugh, Tuckahoe, offensive midfielder, D-I Lehigh University.

Track and field: Andrew Cannistraci, New Rochelle, discus/shotput, D-I Northeastern University.

Four other Gaels made commitments to Division III schools. They were:

Baseball: · Andrew Militie, New Rochelle, first baseman, Southern Vermont College.

Lacrosse: · Laurence Gerace, Larchmont, offensive midfielder, Oberlin College; Charles McAllister, Pleasantville, goalie, Coast Guard Academy; Timothy Powell, Rye, defender, Roanoke College.

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