Class of 2021 College Commitments


Joseph Giovinco, Managing Editor

John Carver: Adelphi Baseball


Senior John Carver is committed to play Division-II baseball at Adelphi University. Carver is a six-foot-two pitching prospect with a strong arm and big frame. As a lifelong baseball player, he is excited to continue his journey at the collegiate level. Carver said, “I chose Adelphi because it is a perfect fit for me. They have a great program where I feel I will thrive.” Coach Al Marrazzo was proud to see one of his players achieve such a great accomplishment: “I am so proud of the young man he has become. He is a young man who has earned this scholarship and opportunity. He is well-deserving, and we wish him nothing but the best. He and his family should be extremely proud.”


Andrew Ciprian: Palm Beach Atlantic Lacrosse

Senior Andrew Ciprian is committed to play Division-II lacrosse at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Ciprian is an athletic long-pole midfielder and defenseman. He is confident that this decision will not only benefit his lacrosse career, but also his future. “I chose PBA because I love the area,” he said. “It is a leading school for my major, and it is an environment that I feel I can grow in,” added Ciprian. Coach Bill Leighley spoke highly of Ciprian. He said, “There are very few, if any, of our lacrosse players who love the sport more than Andrew, and for him to be able to continue playing in college makes me and all of his coaches so pleased.”


Jenna Hendrickson: Pittsburgh Lacrosse

Senior Jenna Hendrickson is committed to play Division-I lacrosse at the University of Pittsburgh. The four-year varsity starter is a midfielder that is always a scoring threat. Hendrickson loved the team environment at Pittsburgh. “The reason,” she said, “why I chose the University of Pittsburgh to continue my academic and athletic career is because of the life skills they teach that will help me succeed academically. I am beyond excited to be a part of the family-like atmosphere the team and university has created.” Coach Vinny Tetro is proud to have coached Hendrickson for the past four years. He praised her and said, “Hendrickson worked tirelessly over many years to fulfill her goal of playing high level Division-I lacrosse.” He continued, “She has done things on the lacrosse field that players and coaches alike are in awe of. She has a natural ability to slow the game down in her mind, which allows her to play at a level only truly great players can achieve.”


Mason Benvenuto: Oneonta Lacrosse

Senior Mason Benvenuto is committed to play Division-III lacrosse at SUNY Oneonta. Benvenuto is a four-year varsity midfielder and a big contributor on both sides of the ball. “I am super excited to be playing lacrosse in college because it is something I love doing, and I can’t imagine the next four years without it,” said Benvenuto. She added, “I chose to play lacrosse at Oneonta because right when I stepped onto the field on campus, it felt like home. I had such an amazing feeling about it. I am so excited to meet my teammates and continue my lacrosse career.” Coach Vinny Tetro praised Benvenuto’s work ethic: “She comes to practices and games ready to work hard every day. She is constantly improving her game to take it to the next level.” He added, “She is an amazing teammate and is an instant chemistry builder, which is an intangible that cannot be measured.”