HARRISON, N.Y. - Jessica Segal and Max Bruckner were the center of attention Tuesday when they gathered in the Harrison High School library to sign letters of intent for participation in National Collegiate Athletic Association sports.
Segal will play volleyball for Bentley College and Bruckner will play baseball at Iona College.
"I'm excited to sign. This was a big decision for me," Bruckner, a left-handed pitcher, said. "I hope to be as successful as possible."
Segal said she was ready for her transition from the Husky volleyball team to that of Bentley College.
"I stayed for two nights at Bentley and hung out with the team recently," Segal said. "I really liked being around them. I feel like I can really get along with them."
The athletes were honored in front of friends, coaches, family and Harrison High School officials including Athletics Director Pat Seligman and Principal James Ruck.
"This is a very great occasion to celebrate all the sacrifices these athletes and their families have made over the years," Seligman said. "It's a wonderful celebration of their accomplishments."
Ruck said the students' accomplishments spoke well to the Harrison Husky reputation.
"They represent us," Ruck said. "These two young folks embody all the good things about athletics. We are extremely proud of them. They are using their athletic prowess to assist with their further education, which is what this is all about."
Both students said their experiences competing at the high school level helped them prepare for what's to come. They credited their Harrison education in both academics and sports while looking forward to the next step.
"Harrison definitely prepared me well," Bruckner said. "I did a lot of work here and, thankfully, it paid off."
Segal said she was grateful for the help she received while attending Harrison High School.
"Having such a great team here at Harrison has really helped me prepare to take that next step," Segal said.
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