Six Warwick Valley High School (WVHS) students recently signs letters of commitment to play college football in the fall of 2019 at their respective colleges.
Nicholas Garcia, a Warwick student-athlete in football, signed a National Letter of Commitment to attend Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. His career highlights include: two-year varsity football player and senior team leader for Warwick football; 38 total tackles and three sacks for the defense, including a game-changing interception in a three overtime win over Minisink H.S.; honorable mention as a Section IX football insider defense; and recognition as a Section Football Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-Star.
Recruited by Hartwick head football coach Mark Carr, he will compete on the defensive side of the ball. Nick plans to study special education as an undergraduate. He is the son of Sharon and Bill Garcia, of Warwick. His brother, Rocco, a 2017 WVHS graduate, is a sophomore at Manhattan College.
Andre Ward, a Warwick student-athlete in football, signed a National Letter of Commitment to attend Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury, CT and will compete as an offensive lineman for the WCSU Colonials. His career highlights include: two-year varsity starter and senior team captain for the Warwick Wildcats and a currently over 1,000 pound total in three main lifts; a two-year starter at left tackle and blocked for 1,000 yard rusher, one of the most dominant run blockers in past 10 years; and he was selected for the All Division and All–Section IX Coaches All Star Team. Ward also competed in the Exceptional Senior football game.
Ward was recruited by WCSU head coach Joseph Loth, where he will compete on the offensive side of the ball. He plans to study health promotions and exercise sciences. He is the son of Angela Allen-Ward and Varick Ward, of Warwick. His brother, Varick, is an outstanding athlete and his sister, Kiona Hoyen, WVHS Class of 2013, graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s with a degree in nursing.
Grant Dolshun, a Warwick student-athlete in football and baseball, has signed a National Letter of Commitment to attend Morrisville State University (MSU), located in Morrisville, NY and will compete as a defensive lineman for the Morrisville Mustangs. His career highlights include: a two-year varsity starter and senior defensive leader for the Warwick Wildcats as a defensive tackle; a compilation of 52 total tackles, two sacks and three fumble recoveries in the 2018 season; selection for Honorable Mention All Division by the Section IX Football Coaches Association; and he was a three-year varsity first baseman for the WVHS baseball team.
Grant was recruited by MSU linebacker coach Patrick Colligan, where he will compete on the defensive side of the ball. He is the son of Ed and Carol Dolshun, of Warwick. His brother, Hunter, is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Robert Maslanka, a Warwick football Student-Athlete, signed a National Letter of Commitment to attend Cortland State College, located in Cortland, NY. His career highlights include: a two-year varsity starter and team captain for the Warwick football team; 87 total tackles, 45 unassisted tackles, and three sacks as a linebacker and #44 for the Wildcats; selection as a Section IX Football Coaches Association Section IX All-star and All League Selection on defense; and showed great leadership in the weight room and the off season program.
Robert was recruited by Cortland assistant football coach and recruiting coordinator Dalton Maska, where he will compete on the defensive side of the ball for the Red Dragons. He is the son of Mary and Tom Maslanka, of Pine Island. His brothers, John, WVHS Class of 2015, and Tom, WVHS Class of 2014, were outstanding student–athletes. His sister, Kristen Maslanka, WVHS Class of 2015, will graduate from SUNY Delhi as a Most Accomplished Volleyball Player in school history.
Kyle Rooney, a Warwick football student-athlete, signed a National Letter of Commitment to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University. Kyle will compete as a football player for the Devils. His career highlights include: a two-year varsity starter and team captain for the Warwick Wildcats; a senior year starting running back who rushed 1,048 yards on 166 carries, averaging 6.3 per carry, and was the team leading scorer with 12 TD’s; a defensive starter in 2017 with 60 Total Tackles, 47 solo’s, and three tackles for a loss as a defensive back; and selection to the Exceptional Senior Game, Honorable Mention Section IX Football Insider, Section Football Coaches Association All Section Team and All Division Team, joining an elite group of 1,000 yard rushers in the 122 year history of Warwick football.
Kyle was recruited by FDU offensive coordinator Jimmy Robertson for the FDU Devils and is penciled in as a key contributor on offense. Kyle is the son of Sean and Dina Rooney, of Greenwood Lake. His brother, Sean, is studying to be a police officer; and his brother, Jake, is a seventh grader.
Gregory Sirico is a Warwick football student–athlete in football and Lacrosse. He signed a National Letter of Commitment to attend Cortland State, located in Cortland, NY. Gregory will compete as a football player for the Division III power Cortland Red Dragons.
His career highlights include: a two-year varsity starter and team captain for the Warwick Wildcats; the second leading receiver for the Wildcats and also contributing as a defensive back; selection for the Exceptional Senior Game and honorable mention by the Section IX Football Coaches Association All Division Team; and recognition as the All Division Lacrosse Long Stick Midfielder in 2018.
Gregory was recruited by Cortland coach Dalton Maska, assistant football coach and recruiting coordinator for the Cortland State Red Dragons, where he will compete as a receiver on offense. Gregory is the son of Lori and Gregory Sirico, of Warwick. His twin siblings, brother, Dominic and sister, Julia, are Warwick student-athletes in the Class of 2022.