PELHAM, N.Y. - Some of Pelham Memorial High School’s best and brightest athletes have made it official and will be taking their talents to the next level when they graduate and head to college in the fall.
On Wednesday, in front of a crowd of friends, family, faculty members and well-wishers, four Pelham star student-athletes signed their national letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
Three athletes, Mae Mullaney, Davis Allen and Gibson Smith will compete at the top level for Division 1 programs, while Michael Kakos will play Division 2 baseball.
Mullaney - a two sport student-athlete - will be shedding her soccer cleats and shin guards in favor of her lacrosse stick next year, when she plays women’s lacrosse for Lafayette College.
A three-sport student-athlete, Allen, who starred on the varsity soccer and basketball teams for Pelham, signed to play men’s lacrosse for a Notre Dame Fighting Irish team that reached the NCAA tournament last season.
Smith, who also played on the high school’s ice hockey team, will continue his career playing lacrosse for Georgetown University. And Kakos will make his way to South Carolina to play for coach Art Inabinet at Francis Marion University.
Pelham Athletic Director Steve Luciana praised the students, as well as coaches Danielle Scicutella, Michael Solazzo, Brian Leighton and Jack Plunkett for their work in shaping their careers.
“We are incredibly proud of how much our student-athletes have accomplished and wish Davis, Gibby, Mae and Mike the best of luck at the collegiate level,” he said. “Their success is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, Athletic Department and parents put in both on and off the field.