Three Mount St. Mary Academy seniors signed National Letters of Intent to compete in the 2017-18 collegiate seasons on Wednesday, November 16.

Kelly Burns is a four-year MSM Thunder varsity swimmer. Kelly took first place in the 50y and 100y freestyle, breaking a league record in the 100y and school records in both events at the All-Catholic meet. She received the Natalie Lewis Award as the All-Catholic MVP and qualified for both individual races at the New York State Championship meets this weekend. She and her relay teammates hold the All-Catholic and Monsignor Martin League Record for the 200y Freestyle and the All-Catholic record for the 200y Medley, and have qualified for the NY State Championship meet in 2014, and 2015. She currently holds the 500y free school record that she set as a freshman. Kelly has been featured as a Super 7 Athlete. She will be swimming at Canisius College, a Division I school.

Katie Hart has been an integral part of the MSM Thunder community throughout her four years at the Mount. A three season championship athlete, Katie has been a pivotal part of Thunder Soccer team’s MML “B” Division Playoff Championship in 2015 and MML “B” Division League Championship in 2016. In 2015, Katie also helped the Basketball team earn the New York State Catholic School Championship and played with the team in the New York State Federation finals. In 2015, Katie helped lead the Thunder Lacrosse team to a Monsignor Martin League and playoff championship. In 2016, Katie was named MML Offensive MVP while leading her team to a playoff runner-up finish. She will be playing lacrosse at Slippery Rock, a Division II school.

Molly Meegan has helped the Thunder earn championships in two sports, contributing to the basketball team’s 2015 New York State Catholic School Championship and the lacrosse team’s 2015 MML and Playoff Championship, as well as the team’s 2016 playoff finish. She has scored a total of 72 goals and 44 assists in her lacrosse career at MSM. Molly will join the Mercyhurst University lacrosse team, a Division II program.

“Kelly, Katie and Molly have contributed their skills, spirit and leadership to Mount St. Mary Academy’s athletic program,” said Marissa Dauria, Mount St. Mary Academy Assistant Principal for Student Life. “We know these young women have the dedication and the talents to rise to the challenge of collegiate athletics.”

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