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COLLEGE LETTERS FOR THREE SWIMMERS
Three more Pioneer High School student-athletes have signed national College Letters of Intent, according to the Panthers Athletics Department.
Swimmers Hannah Snayczuk, Emily McAfee and Haley Roblee were joined by their families and coach Amy Shephard at a signing ceremony April 18.
ABOVE: Hannah Snayczuk, left, Haley Roblee, and Emily McAfee are joined for the signing of their College Letters of Intent, to continue their swimming careers.
Coach Shephard read the following comments about each of the athletes:
Emily McAfee - Emily has worked tirelessly at swimming from the first time I met her. She was one to always set goals, and when it was reached, a new goal was automatically developed. She is a versatile wimmer, and I knew I could count on her in any event I put her in. She worked so hard at making the NYSPHSAA State Swim Meet, and this past year she achieved the goal and swam in the 50 Freestyle there. Emily is on the record-holding relay teams for the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay. She also holds the individual records for the 200 Individual Medley, 200 Freestyle and the 500 Freestyle. Emily will continue to swim at Grove City College, where she plans to study in the medical field.
Haley Roblee - Haley decided to take on the challenge of diving her 8th grade year and has been improving ever since. Her favorite saying is, "Diving hurts, get over it!" She has proven time and time again that she is willing to take on the challenge of a new dive and practice it until she has it down. During her freshman year of swimming, Haley qualified for both ECICs and Sectionals, and she has done this ever since. In her junior year, she broke the 18-year old diving record, and this past season, she came in 1st place at EClCs, 5th place in the Class B meet, and 12th in the section for diving. Haley will continue to dive during college at Erie Community College, where she plans to study business.
Hannah Snayczuk - Hannah is a powerful swimmer, despite being plagued by illness throughout her seasons. She always finds a way to "suck it up," and she puts herself fully into her events. She is a versatile swimmer, but prefers the freestyle. Hannah is on the record-holding relay teams for the 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay. Hannah will continue to swim at Alfred State College, and she would also like to throw for the Track and Field team. Hannah plans to study nursing while at college.