Andrea Neski of Ossining signed her letter of intent for soccer Wednesday. She will be going to Philadelphia University.
In late September, I featured Neski in a notebook. Here is part of the post:
Ossining senior Andrea Neski has committed to play soccer for Philadelphia University, a Division II school.
“I really like the coach; I got a really good impression of him,” she said, referring to Philadelphia University girls soccer coach George Dunbar. “I thought he had a really unique look on the game, and I liked what he had to say.”
The high-scoring forward’s options included SUNY-Stony Brook, SUNY-Albany, and Monmouth University. Ultimately, her conversation with Dunbar, as well as the university’s location, swayed her decision.
“It’s 10 minutes outside the city, so it’s got the campus life,” she said. “But it’s also got the city right there, so it’s got the best of both.
“I’m a little nervous because I’ve gone to see them play, and they’re a great team. But I’m excited, and I’m looking forward to all the opportunities that are in front of me.”
Neski said she was considering majoring in communications or public relations.
Forward/midfielder Lia Bellizzi is transferring to Providence College after playing her freshman and sophomore seasons at the University of Virginia. Bellizzi attended Rye High School and scored 93 career goals for the Garnets. She finished with 239 career points.
Bellizzi will be eligible to play in the fall. She will be joined at Providence by John Jay standout Hannah Wear.