Varsity lacrosse player Devin Votta signed a Letter of Intent with Sienna College and is pictured with (l-r) physical education chair Mauro Chiti, coaches Brian O’Daly and John Nessler, and Principal Dr. Francesco Ianni. Credit: Elizabeth Sobel
Division Avenue High School is pleased to announce that two senior athletes,
both of them varsity lacrosse players, have signed National Letters of Intent
to continue their sports careers at the collegiate level.
Devin Votta has
signed with Sienna College in Loudonville, N.Y., and Gina Fader has signed with
Mount Olive College in North Carolina, the school has announced.
Votta, who has played lacrosse for Division Avenue for four years, was team captain
during both his sophomore and junior years and received the designation of
Honorable Mention All-County in 2012. He has also played varsity football and
has been an active member of PAL, Levittown Lacrosse and FLG Lacrosse.
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Votta is a
member of the National Honor Society as well as the math and science honor
societies and is a student council officer. With interests in environmental
science and art, Devin hopes to pursue a career in green technology and perhaps
coach lacrosse one day.
Votta noted that his
participation in a special-needs lacrosse clinic was one of his most rewarding
activities. “Working with disabled kids allowed me to see that with all of
their hard work, success never came easy,” he said. “It made me realize that
the best successes come with challenges.”
Fader has been a Lady Dragon varsity player since ninth grade and plays in the T-91
summer league. For the past two years, she has been designated an
In addition to lacrosse, Fader has played varsity
basketball and soccer, for which she earned the designation of All-County
Honorable Mention. Academically, Gina is
a member of the National Honor Society, is on the Honor Roll and serves a Peer
Fader plans on majoring in biology and minoring in forensics with the
goal of becoming a medical examiner. She remarked that she is looking forward
to attending Mount Olive College, which has fielded players nationwide.
academic program is going to help me attain my goal while allowing me to play
the sport I love,” she said. “The lacrosse program is relatively new, so I can
be part of its development.”
The district would like to congratulate both
student-athletes on their accomplishments and wish them continued success in
the years to come.
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