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20160526 Columbia student athletes NLI signingTen standout student athletes signed commitments on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference in the school auditorium to play college sports in the fall. The talented group has excelled not only athletically, but also in the classroom, combining for a 96 GPA.

“I’m very proud of this group of student athletes,” said Columbia Director of Athletics Michael Leonard. “We’re going to miss them, but we are extremely happy for them and their families.”

  • Joe Somerville interviewJillian Leggiero (Track at SUNY Cortland)
  • Rachel Steele (Bowling at Daemen College)
  • Estelle Yedynak (Track at Ithaca College)
  • Fiona Shea (Field Hockey and Track at Utica College)
  • Jesse Simoni (Football at Endicott College)
  • Taylor Hickey (Field Hockey at St. Thomas Aquinas College)
  • Shannon Ryan (Volleyball and Lacrosse at Arcadia University)
  • Shannen Barrett (Lacrosse at Western New England University)
  • Samantha Hart (Bowling at Fairleigh Dickinson University)
  • Joseph Somerville (Track at UAlbany)

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