South Orangetown Central School District

Athletics signing day ceremony 2023

The TZ Athletics Department, along with proud families, coaches and administrators, celebrated 11 senior student-athletes who have committed to playing sports at the collegiate level at its 2023 Signing Day Ceremony this afternoon!

“We are so proud of our student athletes as they venture on to the next level of academic achievement and athletic greatness,” said Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Bill Pilla. “I tell our student athletes that hard work pays off and that is demonstrated by these individuals as they continue their careers. They have certainly found success on the fields of play here at TZ, but what makes their accomplishments so satisfying is they are exceptional human beings who set a wonderful example for their younger teammates and the youth of our community!”

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, just six percent of high school athletes nationwide continue on to compete in any NCAA division collegiate program. SOCSD is proud to celebrate our TZHS Class of 2023 student-athletes who have achieved this exceptional milestone:

Claire Berkowitz, Suffolk University, Women’s Basketball
Sean Berrigan, Bucknell University, Men’s Lacrosse
Ryan Brown, Springfield College, Football
Isabelle Conway, Furman University, Women’s Lacrosse
Mati Dixon, Loyola Marymount University, Women’s Swimming
Charlotte Hanchar, Holy Cross University, Women’s Soccer
Ariana Kupi, College of St. Rose, Women’s Basketball
Caterina O’Keefe, Boston University, Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Palitti, Bucknell University, Women’s Soccer
Kathryn Staker, Marist College, Women’s Lacrosse
Veronica Valentik, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Women’s Track & Field

Congratulations to all!