Story by Lourice Angie
The Warwick Valley Central School District (WVCSD) held a press conference on Wed., Feb. 1 in the high school auditorium to announce the signing of Gabriela Gamory to a National Letter of Intent (NLI). The NLI is a signed agreement for one year, renewable four times. It stipulates that Gabriela (Gaby) Gamory will continue her education and play women’s soccer for the University of Hartford on a partial athletic scholarship/partial merit regents scholarship that will aid in the cost of tuition, room and board. Gamory was joined by WVCSD Athletic Director Gregory Sirico, WVHS Physical Ed. Coach Shawn Myers, her family and peers.
Gamory thanked everyone for being there to witness the signing and offered a special thanks to Coach Sirico and WVCSD for allowing her to celebrate the occasion with her family and friends.
“Warwick Valley HS has made a significant impact on my development as a student and player so I’m honored that they would host this signing,” said Gamory.
When she was eight years old, Gaby’s father took her to watch her very first college soccer game and she immediately fell in love with the level of play and the way college athletics brought people together.
“Today as I sign my National Letter of Intent to play soccer at the University of Hartford, I hope to fulfill the aspirations that started over eight years ago. It took focus, commitment, heart, and a strong work ethic to achieve this goal, but none of it would have been possible without the support of my family and coaches,” said Gamory. The scholar student plans to major in Biomedical Engineering during her studies at Hartford.
During her high school career Gamory has maintained a grade point average of 98.2, is ranked 31st in a class of 368 students, and places in the top 10 percent of her class. She is a four year NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and the Interact Club. Her academic schedule includes SUNY Orange calculus, AP government and all honor classes.
Gamory was the varsity soccer team captain in her senior season, she led the division champs in 15 assists as a center midfielder and was named an All Star Exceptional Senior Game Nominee by the Times Herald Record.
Gamory is the daughter of Mary and Tim Gamory, a WVHS graduate in the Class of 1991. Her sister, Mayte Gamory, is a student at the College of New Jersey and her sister, Taina Gamory, is a student-athlete of the WVHS Class of 2019.
Varsity Coach Shawn Myers thanked everyone for attending saying, “She is an absolutely amazing young woman. She is tremendous in the classroom as well as on the soccer field. You are going to do great things at Hartford,” and added, “Once a wildcat, always a wildcat. Congratulations.”