The Warwick High School basketball program recently recognized and honored the senior varsity basketball players and their families. The evening provided an opportunity for basketball coach Tom Folino to recognize these young men for the outstanding effort that they have put forth throughout their career at WVHS and to look forward to their bright futures.
Yu Chen #12
Yu Chen has been a member of the boys’ basketball program for three years. He is a first year varsity player and has been a key contributor on this year’s team. Yu brings passion and energy to the team on a daily basis. He is a very intelligent basketball player who has worked extremely hard to become a varsity level basketball player. He has been a great teammate. Chen maintains an 85 grade point average in the classroom and is interested in attending college, deciding between SUNY Cortland, St. John’s University and Iona. Chen plans on majoring in sports management and coaching. He is the son of Annie and Tieng Chen and has a brother, Anthony.
Gene Decker #10
Gene Decker has been a member of the boys’ basketball program for six years. He is a two-year varsity player and a starter at the guard position. Decker was selected captain by his teammates this season. He is a very intelligent player who is a leader by example and he has a tremendous passion for the game of basketball. Decker has been an outstanding mentor for the underclassman. He has developed into one of the top players in Section IX, is one of the leading scorers and is second in assists this season. Decker has a 3.3 grade point average and plans on attending college, leaning towards Western Connecticut University, where he plans on playing either football or basketball. He is the son of Gene and Lisa Decker and he has three siblings; James, Derek and McKenzie.
Liam Grennan #00/21
Liam Grennan has been a member of the boys’ basketball program for five years. He is a two-year varsity player and the first post man off the bench for us. Grennan leads by example on a daily basis and is one of the hardest workers in the program. Through hard work he has developed into a quality basketball player. He is one of the leading rebounders and one of our best post defensive players. He plans on attending college and is interested in SUNY Brockport, Cortland and Oswego, where he would like to continue playing basketball. He is undecided on his major at this time. Grennan is the son of Patrick and Carol Grennan and he has three siblings: James (Class of 2013), Siobhan (Class of 2015) and Mairead.
Ricky Vreeland #24
Ricky Vreeland has been a member of the boys’ basketball program for five years. He is a two-year varsity player and starter at the forward position. Vreeland was selected captain by his teammates this season. He also was the recipient of the #24 jersey, given to the player who exemplifies the attributes that a Wildcat student/athlete and basketball player should exhibit: leadership, dedication, being a great teammate and possessing a strong work ethic. He is a very intelligent player and has been an outstanding leader, especially to the underclassman on the team. He has been one of the top rebounders and defensive players this season. Vreeland has a 93 grade point average. He will be attending college next year where he will major in physical education and health and has narrowed his choice of schools down to SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College. Vreeland is the son of Rick and Heather Vreeland and has two siblings: Brittany (Class of 2014) and Wyatt.