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Briarcliff Honors College-Bound Varsity Student-Athletes

The six Briarcliff seniors who will be playing college sports next year. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Athletic Director Chris Drosopoulous and Guidance Counselor Nathan Hetzel congratulate Jon Cobeca on playing soccer at SUNY Plattsburgh. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Sophie Feuer will be running track at Ithaca College in the fall. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Abigail Kuhn will be swimming at the Stevens Institute for Technology next year. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Chris Marinaccio is the new pitcher at Eastern University in Pennsylvania next year. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Ryan Rosen will be throwing the javelin at the University of Rochester. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Kevin Wolff is heading to Memphis to play college football at Rhodes College. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- At Briarcliff High School, students have success both on and off the field.

For the fourth year in a row, the school honored its graduating students who will be playing a sport in college.

"As a former college athlete, I remember the commitment I had to give," Athletic Director Chris Drosopoulos said. "We have a tradition of sending scholar athletes to pursue their dream. We are all so proud of you. There are only a select few with the athletic talent and dedication to play college athletics. We will be cheering you on."

Drosopoulous told the athletes that playing a college sport is like having a full-time job and they should be willing to sacrifice who you are now for who you can become.

"Take the necessary steps to be successful," Drosopoulous said. 

Jon Cabeca will be playing soccer at SUNY-Plattsburgh. Cabeca had a successful career at Briarcliff, becoming the first junior captain in school history, being league MVP in his junior year and scoring the most goals in school history in three seasons.

Sophie Feuer will be part of Ithaca College's track and field program. At Briarcliff, Feuer was all-section and All County during her sophomore, junior and senior years and is the school record holder in five individual events. She was an 11-time league champion during her high school career.

Abigail Kuhn will be swimming at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. Kuhn, who was a team captain and qualifier for New York State Swimming Championship, sectionals, zone team and Junior Olympics, decided to attend Stevens because of its engineering program.

Chris Marinaccio will be playing baseball at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Marinaccio, who was a sectional and regional champion in 2012, will be pitching for the Eagles. Marinaccio was 2-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 2013.

Ryan Rosen will be throwing javelin for the University of Rochester. Rosen was the captain of the track and field team and was fourth in javelin at the Westchester County Championships in his junior year.

Kevin Wolff will be playing college football for Rhodes College in Memphis. Wolff, who was All-League in 2012 and 2013, said he wanted to attend Wolff because of its academic and athletic excellence.

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