Colonie Central High School honors 11 athletes at signing day event

picture of students sitting at tables in a gym with families and friends in the bleachers.
Families and friends gather at Colonie Central High School on Tuesday, May 18 to celebrate 11 Colonie athletes during signing day.

Colonie Central High School recently welcomed Colonie families on Tuesday, May 18 to help celebrate 11 senior athletes that signed their National Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Representing seven different sports and nine different colleges, the graduating Raider athletes were optimistic and ready to begin the next chapter of their academic and athletic careers.

“We are proud to highlight the following Colonie athletes as they head off to college,” said Joseph Guardino, South Colonie athletic director. “ Athletics is a big part of their lives and this is one of the ways their efforts are recognized.   It’s great to celebrate all the hard work they have put into their sport and Colonie Athletics. I wish our athletes nothing but the best for the next phase of their academic and athletic endeavors.” 

Athletes were decked out in their college gear.  Each student-athlete was allowed to take the mic for a few brief words. Most thanked their families for all the years of support and encouragement. 

Congratulations to following Colonie Athletes!

Boys Lacrosse

Zachery Wroblewski, Mars Hill University, D2
Jason Dongelewic, Oswego, D3
Shane Rossi, Walsh University, D2
Ryan Weaver, Plattsburg, D3

Boys Track

Dante Genovese, Buffalo State, D3
Fabien DeSilva, Cornell, D1
Claire Higgins, Cortland, D3

Girls Swimming

Gabrielle Lupe, St. Rose, D2

Boys Basketball

Marcus Shelton, Oswego, D3


Abigail Sacks, Utica, D3

Girls Lacrosse

Abigail Irons, St. John Fisher, D3

student posing with her family in front of a Colonie raiders backdrop.
Abigail Irons poses with her family during signing day at CCHS on Tuesday, May 18.