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Six seniors sign letters of intent to pursue collegiate athletics

on May 6, 2019
Six high school students wearing suits and ties sit at a table that is covered with a purple banner with gold writing. The banner says Warwick Wildcats.

Nick Garcia, Gregory Sirico, Rob Maslanka, Kyle Rooney, Grant Dolshun and Andre Ward.

On Friday, May 3 six student-athletes put pen to paper and signed their Letters of Intent to play football at the collegiate level.

Nick Garcia, Gregory Sirico, Rob Maslanka, Kyle Rooney, Grant Dolshun and Andre Ward – known by their peers and coaches as the “Super Six” – signed their college acceptance letters in front of family and friends during a ceremony in their honor.

Each of them thanked their families, coaches, teachers and friends for their support and helping them to succeed.

Read on for information about each athlete.

Nicholas Garcia

Nick signed his National Letter of Commitment to attend Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York.

Career Highlights

  • Two-year Varsity football player and Senior team leader for Warwick football
  • 38 total tackles and 3 sacks for the defense including game changing interception in 3 overtime win vs. Minisink
  • Honorable mention Section 9 Football Insider Defense, Section Football Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-Sta

Academic Accomplishments

  • Weighted Grade Point Average of 85.1
  •  Yearbook Club and Unified Basketball partner
  •  Academic schedule includes College Preparatory class in Chemistry, Civil Engineering and Architecture

Andre Ward

Andre signed his National Letter of Commitment to attend Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut.

Career Highlights

  • Two-Year Varsity starter and senior team captain for Warwick Football Wildcats. Currently over 1000 pound total in 3 main lifts
  • Two – year starter at left tackle and blocked for 1000 yard rusher, one of most dominant run blockers in past 10 years
  • Selected All Division and All – Section IX Coaches All Star Team. Competed in Exceptional Senior football game

Academic Accomplishments

  • Grade Point Average of 85 earning a Regents Diploma
  • Received NYSPHSAA Scholar – Athlete Status
  • Active in Leadership Academy and Unified Basketball partner
  • Academic schedule includes Human Body Systems

Grant Dolshun

Grant signed his National Letter of Commitment to attend Morrisville State University of Morrisville, New York.

Career Highlights

  • Two-Year Varsity starter and Senior Defensive leader for Warwick Football Wildcats as a Defensive Tackle
  • Compiled 52 total tackles, 2 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries in the 2018 season
  • Selected Honorable Mention All Division by the Section IX Football Coaches Association
  • Playing 1st base for the Warwick baseball team (3 year varsity player)

Academic Accomplishments

  • Overall Grade Point Average of 80.2 earning a New York State Regents Diploma
  • Recognized as a NYSPHSAA Scholar – Athlete for football 2018
  • Year Book Club, Weight Lifting Club
  • Academic schedule includes Chemistry, Astronomy and Environmental Science as College Preparatory Courses

Robert Maslanka

Robert signed his National Letter of Commitment to attend Cortland State of Cortland, New York. 

Career Highlights

  • Two-year varsity starter and team captain for Warwick Football 2018 football team
  • 87 total tackles, 45 unassisted tackles and 3 sacks as a linebacker and #44 for the Wildcats
  • Section IX Football Coaches Association Section IX All-star and All League Selection on defense
  • Great leadership in Weight Room and off season program

Academic Accomplishments

  • Grade Point Average of 85.8
  •  NYSPHSAA Scholar – Athlete (Football)
  • Leadership Academy and Active Coalition member.
  •  Challenging academic schedule includes AP Government and Politics, Chemistry and Algebra II.

Kyle Rooney

Kyle signed his National Letter of Commitment to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University of Madison, New Jersey. 

Career Highlights

  • Two-Year Varsity Starter and Team Captain for Warwick Football Wildcats.
  • Senior year Starting Running back rushed 1048 yards on 166 carries (averaged 6.3 per carry). Team Leading Scorer with 12 TD’s.
  •  Defensive starter in 2017 60 Total Tackles, 47 solo’s and 3 Tackles for a loss as a Defensive back
  • Selected to Exceptional Senior Game, Honorable Mention Section 9 Football Insider, Section Football Coaches Association All Section Team and All Division Team joins elite group of 1000 yard rushers in 122 year history of Warwick football.

Academic Accomplishments

  • Grade Point Average of 80.3.
  •  All Section defensive midfielder for the Warwick Lacrosse Team.
  • Academic Schedule Includes Challenging Exercise Science Program

Gregory Sirico

Gregory signed his National Letter of Commitment to attend Cortland State of Cortland, New York. 

Career Highlights

  • Two-year varsity starter and team Captain for Warwick Football 2018 Wildcats.
  • 2nd leading receiver for the Wildcats and also contributed as a defensive back.
  • Selected to Exceptional Senior Game, Honorable Mention Section 9 Football Coaches Association All Division Team
  • All Division Lacrosse Long Stick Midfielder 2018

Academic Accomplishments

  • Grade Point Average of 92.92 ranked in the top 25% of his class
  • 2 Year NYSPHSAA Scholar – Athlete (Football and Lacrosse)
  •  National Honor Society Member, Sojourner Truth Award recipient
  •  College Prep Courses Include AP Language, AP Gov and AP US History

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