Four Mount St. Mary Academy seniors will be moving on to compete in collegiate sports in the 2018-19 season.
These student-athletes were joined by Mount St. Mary Academy Principal Dawn Riggie and Athletic Director James Pernick, their families and friends at a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony recently.
Madelyn Feyko is a two-year member of the Mount St. Mary Academy Varsity Cheerleading team. In addition, she has competed nationally at the all-star level on a competitive Buffalo-based cheer team, which is the current Level 4.2 State Champion. Madelyn will participate in competitive cheer at Gannon University, a Division II school.
Margaret Merigold, a two-year varsity lacrosse player, played JV lacrosse as a sophomore and earned MVP honors in 2016. In 2017, the Thunder was Monsignor Martin League and playoff champions, and Margaret scored 18 goals, had four assists and 15 ground balls. A two-sport athlete, Margaret also played varsity and JV basketball. She will play lacrosse at D’Youville College, a Division III school.
Samantha Miller, a four-year lacrosse player, was named Monsignor Martin League Defensive MVP in 2017 as starting goalie during the team’s championship season. She averaged 6.3 goals against, 153 saves, and a 58% save percentage and was named team MIP. She played JV lacrosse in grades 9 and 10 and was team MVP in 2015. Samantha was a three-sport varsity athlete, also playing basketball and soccer. She will play lacrosse at Chatham University, a Division III school.
Megan Preisch is a four-year varsity soccer player, serving as team captain in grades 11 and 12. In 2017, she was starting goalie with an 81% save percentage, 154 saves, and 7 shutouts. Thunder soccer was Monsignor Martin B division champions in 2016 and Megan was team MIP. With Megan as starting goalie, the team had its best record in over a decade, averaged 1.5 goals against, 189 saves, and 8 shutouts. Megan will play soccer at Westminster College, a Division III school.
Mount St. Mary Academy is very proud of these student-athletes, and we wish them continued success in their college careers!