Four more Western New York athletes have announced their college commitments including Vinny Lomeo, a first-team All-WNY and All-Catholic wide receiver for St. Joe’s and Kenmore West quarterback Zac Boyes.
Lomeo will go to NCAA Division III Baldwin Wallace in Berea, Ohio. Lomeo had five receiving touchdowns and averaged 19.6 yards per reception for the Marauders last season.
Boyes will go to SUNY Cortland. Joe Carlson of Starpoint, a versatile player as a quarterback, receiver, kicked and defender, also committee to Cortland recently.
Rayven Sample of Falconer, who ran the second leg for the Division II championship Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 4x400 relay in the 2019 New York State outdoor track and field meet, has signed with Bucknell. Sample also ran the 400 in last year’s state meet.
Born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, which causes joint contracture, Sample has managed to succeed as a runner and earn a college scholarship.
Also, Gabrielle Vasi, a softball pitcher-first baseman for Kenmore East, has signed with Gannon. Vasi was a first-team All-Niagara Frontier League selection last spring as a pitcher and has played varsity since her freshman year for the Bulldogs.
Poole is Miss NY Hoops
Kateri Poole of South Shore High School in Brooklyn was selected Miss New York Basketball for 2020 after she led the Lady Vikings to a 22-2 record, with the only losses coming against out-of-state opposition. Poole, who transferred from Monsignor Scanland in the Bronx to South Shore, has signed to play at Ohio State.
Danielle Haskell of Franklinville was one of the five finalists for the Miss New York Basketball honor. Haskell finished her career as the second-leading scorer in state history with 3,227 points. Haskell has signed with Canisius College.
R.J. Davis of Archbishop Stepinac High in White Plains was named Mr. New York Basketball. Davis has signed with North Carolina.
Softball induction postponed
The New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for May 2 has been postponed.
The Class of 2020 will be inducted in a combined ceremony with the Class of 2021, organizers said. Longtime Williamsville South coach, the late Gerry Gentner, and former Niagara Wheatfield shortstop Caitlin Attfield were scheduled to be inducted.