Five Minisink Valley High School students have signed Division I/Division II NCAA National Letters of Intent and are now positioned for success at their chosen schools next year.
Robert Decker, indoor/outdoor track and field, Manhattan College
RJ was Section IX champion in weight throw and placed in the top group at states. His coaches are James Back (indoor) and Nick Emanuele (outdoor) track & field.
Madison Kipp, gymnastics, Illinois State University
Madison qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships and was the 2020 IG International Gymnix All-Around Champion. Madison trains and competes off- campus with a private program.
Gavyn Crance, lacrosse, Mercy College
Gavyn is the senior captain, plays defense and is leader of the defense. His work ethic is unprecedented. He’s is the first one to arrive and last to leave every day. His boys’ lacrosse coach is Chad Lakeman.
Matt DePolito, baseball, Dominican College
Matt is a switch hitting catcher / pitcher / corner infielder who is a great teammate and role model on and off the field. His ability for success at various positions makes him a unique player and is projected to be a key player for the Warriors this season. His baseball coach is Dave Benedetto.
James Henriques, swimming, The College of Saint Rose
JJ set the school’s 50-yard freestyle record and finished in fourth place at the New York State championships this winter. His swimming coach is Brian Golden.
“We’re so proud of our seniors,” said Athletic Director Timothy Bult. “On behalf of our coaching staff, the athletic department and our entire school district, thank you for your hard work and dedication to your chosen sport. Your work ethic and commitment to success is a life skill that will take you far when leave the hallways of Minisink Valley. Congratulations and best of luck next year. Go Warriors!”