Four Cougars sign letters-of-intent


Four Cougars sign letters-of-intent


Date: February 7, 2013
by: Jen Blanco | Sports Editor




Cardinal Mooney High seniors Christina Warren, Hannah Howard, Victoria Krupa and Trey LaPorta all signed national letters-of-intent this morning.

Warren will be heading to Princeton University to row for the Tigers lightweight boat. Warren, who has been rowing for the Sarasota Crew for nearly two years, chose Princeton over Stanford, Duke and Notre Dame.

“I’m really excited,” Warren says. “It’s a huge relief. I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be fun.”

Howard, a forward on the Cardinal Mooney girls soccer team, will be heading to Elon University in Elon, N.C. The Lady Cougars leading scorer over the past three years visited Elon last July and instantly felt right at home.

“Honestly I just fell in love,” says Howard, who plans to study nursing.

Krupa, a four-year varsity lacrosse player, became the first Cardinal Mooney girls lacrosse player to earn a scholarship to play at the next level. Krupa will be heading to Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. Krupa, who plans to study business, chose Huntingdon College over Stone Hill College.

“It’s really exciting,” Krupa says. “When I moved here there was no lacrosse, so to be able to help build the program and be the first player to go on to play in college is really exciting.”

Trey LaPorta also will be continuing his lacrosse career next year after signing with Rollins College.

The Cougars midfielder chose Rollins College over Aurora University and Florida Gulf Coast University.

“It just had that homey feel,” LaPorta says. “I was planning to go out of state until I went to Rollins.”

For a complete story on National Signing Day, pick up the Feb. 14 issues of the East County Observer, the Sarasota Observer and the Pelican Press.

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