Two Mount St. Mary Academy seniors signed National Letters of Intent to compete in the 2016-17 collegiate seasons on Thursday, May 19, rounding out a group of ten Thunder athletes to commit to collegiate teams this year.
Alissa Miller-Gonzalez is a two-time state champion gold medal winner. She has qualified in the finals at 1 US National Championship Regatta and just qualified for her women’s varsity four boat to US Nationals this past weekend. She is a finalist at the Canadian National Championships. Alissa has qualified to row at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta and has placed 3rd at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia. Next year Alissa will be rowing with Skidmore College, a Division III school.
Elizabeth Suhay holds the school record in Triple Jump and has qualified for State Championships for 4 consecutive years in both Triple Jump and Long Jump. She has scored 36 points in the 2016 Outdoor Track season in her two events and has won four 1st place finishes in league play. Next year she will be competing with Niagara University’s track program, a Division I school.
Molly Frauenheim, Maureen Frauenheim and Sophie Carroll have been teammates for the past three years, winning many local, regional and international medals in competition. Together they have qualified and competed in multiple appearances at the US Scholastic Nationals Regatta. All three have competed in the Grand Finals at the Canadian National Championship (CSSRA) in St. Catherine’s and at the prestigious 50th Head of Charles Regatta in Boston.
Molly Frauenheim is a Bronze medal winner at the Head of Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia. Molly and Sophie are each back to back New York State Champions. Both joining Division I programs, Molly will row at Colgate University and Sophie will row at Robert Morris University.
Maureen Frauenheim is a New York State Champion at both the club and scholastic level. She is the two-time Captain of the Varsity team. She will be rowing at Loyola University Maryland, a Division I school.
Rachel Joachimi is 4-year varsity runner in all 3 seasons, who excels in short distance and jumping. She holds MSM records in 55 m, 55 m hurdles, 300m, 4x400m relay, sprint medley relay, and high jump. Rachel will compete for Canisius College in Division I track.
Maeve Christ is starting defenseman and co-captain of the MMHSAA ice hockey team, the 2016 Federation Champions. She has 4 goals and 7 assists in 13 games played this season. She will be playing Division III Hockey with Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Grace Fredricks has been an integral part of the MSM Thunder swim team throughout her four years at the Mount. She received All-Catholic honors in 2014 for the 200y Individual Medley, 100y Backstroke, 200y Medley Relay and 200y Freestyle Relay. She is a Super 7 Athlete and holds the MSM school record for the 100y Breaststroke. She will be swimming at Central Connecticut State University.
As a four year Varsity swimmer for the MSM Thunder, Alexis Fredricks holds the Monsignor Martin League Record for the 100y Backstroke (58.30) and the All-Catholic Record for the 200y IM (2:10.99). 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. Fredricks is the 2014 and 2015 All-Catholic Meet MVP Natalie Lewis Award winner. She has received a full athletic scholarship and will be swimming at Central Connecticut State University, a division I program.
Kimberly Fohrd has run with Mount St. Mary Academy’s Cross Country and Track teams for three years, previously racing for Holy Angels Academy. She has received 1st Team All-Catholic honors in Cross Country in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was also selected for 2nd Team All-Catholic in Track for the 4x800m relay and the 800m, in which she holds the Monsignor Martin League and MSM record (2:11). Kim has been honored as a #1 Super 7 Athlete, and was the MML Cross Country MVP in 2013 and 2014. Kim is accepting an athletic scholarship to run at Xavier University, a division I program.
“These Mounties have contributed their skills, spirit and leadership to Mount St. Mary Academy’s athletic program,” said Dawn Riggie, Mount St. Mary Academy Principal. “We know all of these young women have the dedication and the talents to rise to the challenge of collegiate athletics.”