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Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 11:48am Age: 1 year
Category: Athletics, District, High School


Minisink Valley’s swimming and diving program hosted a Senior Night event on Oct. 16 to honor six student-athletes with the Class of 2018. Congratulations to all, and many thanks for all your contributions to the program and Minisink Valley athletics.

Melina Blezy – 
Melina has been a member of the swim team for four years, and she favors the 100 butterfly event. She is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), and the Aqua Gems Swim Club. As she heads to college next fall, she will always remember belly flops, and many falls. 

Samantha Evans – 
A 5-year member of the swim team, and a team captain, Samantha’s favorite events are the 100 butterfly, and relays. Also a member of Study Buddies, Samantha is considering Florida Southern College to study nursing. She will always remember water polo, pasta parties, and singing Disney songs on bus trips.

Kelsey Levite – 
Kelsey is a 6-year member of the swim team. As she begins her college career next fall, she will fondly remember pasta parties and a recent team-bonding trip.

Angelika Lyko – 
Angelika joined the swim team five years ago, and she favors the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly events. A volunteer for ORMC, student tutor and student intern, she is also a member of Study Buddies, Key Club, NHS, and Youth in Government. She is considering Cornell and Villanova to study biology or psychology.

Sarah Pietraszka – 
A 5-year swim-team member, Sarah is also a team captain. She plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill to become an animal science teacher, and she will continue to swim in college. She will always remember pasta parties and scary stories. 

Taylor Williams – 
A 2-year swim-team member, and a team captain, Taylor’s favorite dives are inward 1 ½, and back 1 ½. She hopes to continue diving in college and is considering majoring in biology. She is a member of NHS, Key Club, and Study Buddies. Her favorite memories include this summer’s team-bonding trip and playing paint ball. 

Coaches Megan Donnelly and Gilliam Sutera
wish their seniors good luck, as they finish up their season, and much success wherever life takes them, after Minisink. "Many thanks to the parents of our seniors, and our school and district administrators for their support throughout the season," Coach Donnelly said. "And a special thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our seniors!"