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Poland has five athletes sign on National Signing Day

February 12, 2020
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Poland Seminary High School gymnasium was full of students, staff, and family members on Feb. 5 for National Signing Day. Five PSHS seniors signed their letters of intent that morning to continue their respective athletic careers at the college level this fall.

First up was senior Mason McCurdy, son of Jim and Pam McCurdy, who will be continuing his baseball career next year at John Carroll University. He plans to major in marketing and said the university was a good fit for his future plans.

"It is a great place academically to prepare me for the future," McCurdy said.

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Polasnd seniors signing their letters of intent on National Signing Day (Feb. 5) included baseball’s Mason McCurdy, cross country’s Gianna Stanich, softball’s KaiLi Gross and Ally Nittoli, and soccer’s Carolyn Boccieri.

From the Cross Country team, senior Gianna Stanich, daughter of Mark and Cathy Stanich, will be continuing her running career next year at Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She plans to major in science and said the cross country program was a good fit.

"I like the campus and the whole coaching staff and team are so very supportive," Stanich said.

From the softball team, two Poland athletes were signing. The first was KaiLi Gross, daughter of Eric and LiLi Gross, who signed her letter of intent with Case Western Reserve University. She will be majoring in either biomedical or chemical engineering. She was also impressed with the softball program.

"The school has good academics and a really good softball program," Gross said.

The other softball senior was Ally Nittoli, daughter of Rocky and Judy Nittoli, who will be continuing her softball career next year at the University of Mount Union. She plans on majoring in special education and said she really like everything about Mount Union.

"I like the campus, the team and the coaches," She said. "It fit in well with my plans."

Also signing with Mount Union was senior Carolyn Boccieri, daughter of John and Stacey Boccieri, who will be continuing her soccer career next year at that university. She plans on majoring in health science and said the school was just what she wanted.

"It was everything I was looking for in a college, both soccer and academic-wise," she said.



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