Five Churchville-Chili High School athletes recently signed national letters of intent or letters of commitment for their chosen colleges.
Laura Freeman, who has played varsity tennis at Churchville-Chili since the eighth grade, has signed a letter of intent and received a scholarship to play for Roberts Wesleyan College. Marko Mitrevski is also headed to Roberts Wesleyan with a scholarship, having signed a letter of intent to join the Redhawks’ soccer team.
Letters of commitment were signed by Rian McMullen, who plans to join the Fighting Scots division two soccer team at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania; and Ilia Bagley and Skylar Burlee, who are both headed to Canisius College in Buffalo with plans to play Division I lacrosse with the Golden Griffins.
Freeman, 2016 Section V Class A champion, is only the second woman in Churchville-Chili High School history to capture a Section V tennis title. She is second all-time in career wins with 72. As a senior, she had 16 wins, including a 10-match winning streak, with only five losses. Only five girls in school history had 13 or more wins in a season. Freeman did it five times. She was named to the first-team All County for four straight years and was voted Churchville-Chili’s MVP for the past two years.
Marko Mitrevski had 15 goals this season and registered 34 points for Saints soccer. His 47 career points rank him sixth all-time in school history. In his junior year, he was first-team All County. As a senior, he was named first-team All-County, first-team All Greater Rochester, fifth-team All State and 2016 Monroe County Division Three Player of the Year.
Bagley has played on the varsity lacrosse team since the ninth grade. She helped lead the team to the division title, a No. 4 sectional rank in 2014 and a No. 3 sectional rank in 2015. She was also named second-team All County in her senior year in soccer.
Burlee has been an integral part of Saints varsity lacrosse since her sophomore year. She played a defining role in leading the team to a No. 3 ranking in Section V in 2015 and to the quarter finals in 2016.
McMullen, a standout soccer player, was named second-team All County in her sophomore year and first-team All County in both junior and senior years. She was also named team MVP as both a junior and senior.
A national letter of intent is a commitment by the college to provide scholarship or financial aid; the student commits to participating on that college’s team for a minimum of one year.