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Warwick student-athletes sign college National Letters of Intent

on November 15, 2018

National Letters of Intent were signed on November 14, 2018 by two Warwick Valley Central School District student-athletes.

They were joined by family, coaches and classmates to celebrate the occasion!

 

WVHS student-athetes & parents - letters of intent for college

L-R: Kaeli Thompson and her mother and sister pictured with Taina Gamory and her parents. Photo by Heidi Thonus.

WVHS athletic signing-college letters of intent

Pictured L-R (standing) – Coaches: Tori Pennings, Kirk Thomas, Dr. Frank Welling, Coach St. Lawrence, Coach Potter; HS Principal, Dr. Larry Washington and Athletic trainer Sue Abel. L-R (seated) – Kaeli Thompson (Duke University-Track), Athletic Director Gregory Sirico, Taina Gamory (Hartford University-Lacrosse) and Coach Denis O’Connor.

Kaeli Thompson

Warwick Senior XC, Field & Track Athlete
National Letter of Intent to attend Duke University of Durham, North Carolina. Partial Athletic Scholarship.

Career Highlights
• 2 Time All – American Pole Vaulter (Best Vault 13’ 2 ½” Indoors)
• 4 Time County Champion, 2 Time Section Pole Vault Champion
• NYS Place Finisher 2018: (3rd Outdoors, 2nd Place Indoors)
• Section IX Record Holder Pole Vault (Indoors 13’ 2 ½”and Outdoors 13’)

Recruited by Shawn Wilbourn Associate Head Coach to compete as a Track and Field Athlete (Both Indoor and Outdoor) for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Duke competes against Clemson, Florida State, University of North Carolina, Kentucky to name a few. Kaeli chose Duke over Michigan, Oklahoma, University of Virginia and Stanford. She will join Jenna Crean (Orchard Park, NY) as only NYS recruits.

Academic Accomplishments
• 102.1 Weighted Average (High Honors Schedule Includes AP Literature, AP Government and Ap Calculus AB)
• Member National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Student Senate, 2019 Class Officer, Sports Medicine Club, Leadership Academy, Volunteer Warwick Youth Track Club
• NYSPHSAA Scholar – Athlete All 4 Years

Parents
Heather and Greg Thompson of Warwick, New York, Superstar Sophomore Sister Kristin Thompson (NYSPHSAA State Qualifier for Cross Country 2018). Coached by Mike Potter, Kirk Thomas, Curtis Akacki, Tori Pennings, Gene Burns and Tim St. Lawrence.

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Taina Gamory

Warwick Senior Lacrosse
National Letter of Intent to attend The University of Hartford, Connecticut. Partial athletic scholarship.

Career Highlights
• All Division Lacrosse Selection 2018 (as a midfielder)
• Named MVP for 2018 season
• Entering 4th year on Varsity (2X Section 9 Champions 2017,
2018)
• Scored 35 goals and 14 assists as a Junior on Section IX championship team
• Attended Hartford University Prospect Camp fall of 2018

Recruited by Megan Decker Head Coach at University of Hartford to compete as a Midfielder for the Division I Girls Lacrosse Team of the America East conference (AEC). Hartford Hawks compete against Stony Brook, Binghamton, University of Albany and UMBC to name a few. Taina chose Hartford over FDU, Mt. St. Mary’s and Montclair State. She will join her sister Gaby who is a sophomore soccer player for the Hawks.

Academic Accomplishments
• NYSPHSAA Scholar – Athlete for Spring of 2018
• Sports Medicine Club, Math Team Member, AP PE Student
• Completed 3 AP – Honors Courses
• Plans to study Nursing

Parents
Mary and Tim Gamory 91’ of Warwick, New York, Sisters, Mayte (attending College of New Jersey – Accounting Major) and Gaby (Majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Hartford). Coached by Denis O’Connor.

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