Seneca Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

Hailie Sandor

Hailie Sandor, Staff Photographer

It’s that time of year where the Early Signing period for National Letters of Intent has already come and gone. Seneca Valley was fortunate enough to have three seniors sign their letters and other seniors receiving very generous offers for their respective sports.

The National Letter of Intent is an agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution. The student agrees to attend the institution, and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid.

Seneca Valley senior Hailie Sandor signed a letter of intent on the 15 of November to play lacrosse for Edinboro University on a Division II scholarship. The daughter of Michael and Beverly Sandor of Evans City, Sandor plays goalie for the Seneca Valley girls’ lacrosse team and for Pittsburgh Select Lacrosse.

A lacrosse service specialist at the new Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Route 228 in Cranberry, Sandor has been playing the sport for five years. Sandor said she plans to major in business management and administration at Edinboro.

Two Seneca Valley varsity baseball players are on their way to becoming college athletes as well. Earlier in November, senior Zach Spangler signed a letter of intent to play ball for Kent State in Ohio. Fellow teammate Sam Fragale also signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech.

A starter on the Seneca Valley team since he was a freshman, Fragale is a short stop. Sam Fragale works at Dick’s Sporting Goods along side Hailie Sandor, as a team sports associate, where he can be seen most commonly in the baseball department.

Baseball Coach Eric Semega describes him a staple both offensively and defensively for the team. “He is a great kid and has a tremendous work ethic,” he said.

Spangler has been a pitcher on the team for three years and likely will be the no. 1 pitcher this school year, according to Semega.

“Both Sam and Zach deserve everything that is going on right now because they have put so much time and effort into baseball,” Semega said.

Jordan Brown, Seneca Valley’s record breaking quarterback, has committed to James Madision University on a full ride football scholarship. Brown, who is the all time passing leader for the Raiders, attended camps and visited the school numerous times and feels very confident in his decision.