15 Outstanding GHS Athletes Honored at National Signing Day Ceremony

On Wednesday Greenwich High School Athletic Director Gus Lindine congratulated 15 exceptional athletes for their great commitments both to their sports and academics.

Student athletes signed letters of intent indicating their commitment to participating in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) colleges and universities in the United States.

“I know all the work that went into this day,” said GHS Headmaster Ralph Mayo. “I know it because I coached here for many years and also had a Division 1 athlete,” he continued, adding, “I am so proud of these young men and women. They’re going to represent Greenwich High School wherever they go. ”

Three divers – Regina Frias, and sisters Saylor and Casey Kirsch – will be attending Bucknell, Colgate and Fordham respectively. Nov 1, 2019 Photo: Leslie Yager

Sisters Saylor and Casey Kirsch who are headed to Fordham and Colgate respectively said being 4-1/2 hours apart will take some getting used to next year and they will be in different conferences.

Their fellow senior diver, Reggie Frias, who is headed to Bucknell in Pennsylvania they said all three will be included at Bucknell’s invitationals next winter.

“We’ve all known each other since we were 8,” Saylor said. “We met when we were little at Roxbury (Swim & Tennis Club) in Stamford.

Mr. Lindine praised the athletes for the sportsmanship and hard work, before introducing each of them.

The 15 athletes who signed letters on Wednesday were:

Sydney Nethercott, Golf, Fairfield University

Tommy Lewis, Swimming, University of Pennsylvania

Leah Caputo, Lacrosse, Brown University

Zoe Harris, Track & Field, Columbia University

Helen Feldmeth, Crew, Georgetown University

Alexa Zavattaro, Rowing, University of Virginia

Saylor Kirsch, Diving, Fordham University

Casey Kirsch, Diving, Colgate University

Regina Frias, Diving, Bucknell University

Christopher Genaro, Baseball, Fordham University

Emma Simpson, Rowing, University of Michigan

Jenna Handali, Water Polo, St. Francis University

June Akpata, Water Polo, University of the Pacific

Christina Minyo, Rowing, Clemson University

Charlie Clark, Swimming at Boston College