ADAMS, New York (WWNY) – On Wednesday night, the news in local sports became news of college signings and a women’s college basketball game.
It was a big night at South Jefferson High School where three senior lacrosse players signed letters of intent to play at the next level.
Madelyn Barney has signed a letter of intent to continue her lacrosse career at Division II LeMoyne.
Paisley Cook has signed to continue her lacrosse career at the Division I University of Albany.
And Reese Widrick lettered and continued her lacrosse career at Division II Mercyhurst.
All three players are achieving a lifelong goal of taking their games to the next level…
“When I went there and I saw the campus and I saw the practices, I saw the environment that the team had built and the coaches and I knew it was going to be the perfect place for me,” Barney said of LeMoyne. “I knew I could step up there and play my best.”
“It was just … I looked at the school and I actually thought about it a lot,” said the Mercyhurst-bound Widrick. “I think it’s the best fit for me in terms of what I want to accomplish and as far as lacrosse is concerned. It’s a great program and I’m really looking forward to going there and continuing my academic and lacrosse career there.”
“The people, the community are definitely the best part and the lacrosse team. It’s a well-rounded school,” Cook said of the University at Albany.
South Jeff girls lacrosse coach Jen Williams says all three schools are getting quality athletes and individuals who will add a lot to each program both on and off the field.
“Hopefully, in their careers from high school onward, they’ll get the tools they need to succeed at the next level,” Williams said. Two of them are going to Division II, Paisley Cook is going to Albany to Division I and both levels require an intense amount of the mental aspect of the game and we try to incorporate more of the mental game into our program as they get older. The physical tools and skills come along with playing in the offseason, but the mental aspect of the game is what is applied at the next level.”
In Jefferson Community College women’s varsity basketball, the Lady Cannoneers hosted Mohawk Valley.
First Quarter: Kalyna Bryant goes up big and kisses a 2 off the glass. JCC fell by 1.
It’s Bryant again, splitting defenders for the bucket. JCC is up by 1.
Off the field, Bryant leads 2. JCC is on top with 2.
In transition, Paris Jones gets a bucket. The Lady Cannoneers are on top with 3.
Deelisa Payne connects low.
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