Join us in congratulating the following 13 Padua student athletes who participated in a college sports signing ceremony on Thursday, February 4. Using the Cafetorium, we were able to personally recognize each Panda with their very own signing ceremony as their fellow signees and parents watched on during this socially distanced event.
Usually we fill the gym with family and teammates as senior athletes all sign at the same time. So it was really nice being able to spotlight each of them individually, talking about their involvement in athletics, activities and clubs while at Padua, where they'll be attending college and what some have chosen as their majors.
This year's signing also represents the largest contingency of NCAA Division One schools in recent history!
Audrey Allen / La Salle University - Rowing
During Audrey’s four years at Padua Academy she has been a part of the Newport Rowing Club and also the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association in 2020-2021.
Some of Audrey’s clubs and volunteering accomplishments include: National Honor Society, Student Leader and member of the Goldfish club and volunteering at Learn to Row summer camps the past 2 years.
Audrey has achieved many awards during her career including:
In 2019, 1st place at Steve Neczypor Regatta
15th place of 42 at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
13th place of 18 at the Navy Regatta
3rd place at the Cooper Cup
1st place in the heat at the Mercer Fall Classic
In 2020, 2nd place at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
She plans to major in Biology with a Pre-Veterinary advisory.
Olivia Bocchetti / Towson University XC and Track & Field
Olivia has been competing on Padua’s Indoor Track team since 2017. She is also a 2 year member of Padua’s soccer program and Cross Country team, and 1 year member of our Spring Track and Field program.
Some of Olivia’s athletic accomplishments during her high school career include:
Placing 3rd in the 4x200 at the Indoor State Championship in 2017
Placing 2nd in the 4x200 at the Indoor State Championship in 2019
Placing 1st in the 4x400 at the Indoor State Championship in 2020
Placing 3rd in the 4x200 at the Indoor State Championship in 2020
Three team State Championships in Indoor Track in 2017, 2018, and 2019
Two State Championship titles for Soccer in 2018 & 2019
Named varsity captain for Cross Country, Indoor and Spring Track and Field for the 2020-2021 seasons.
Some of Olivia’s service accomplishments include: volunteering with an international organization called Operation Christmas Child, volunteering at Mary Campbell Center weekly Bingo night and the Emmanuel Dining Room. Olivia is also a caretaker for the Guardian Angels Childcare.
She has decided to go undeclared next year.
Anna Getty / Drexel University - Field Hockey
Anna has been a dual athlete at Padua for the past four years on our Field Hockey and Soccer programs. Anna was a Varsity member of the 2017 & 2018 Delaware State Championship Soccer team and back to back championship appearances for Field Hockey in 2018 & 2019.
Some of Anna’s career accomplishments include:
Some of Anna’s Club and Service Accomplishments are: Student Council, Blue Gold, and HOSA. She also plays for the Delaware Sharks Field Hockey Club and Delaware Rush Soccer Club.
She has decided to major in Chemical Engineering.
Brieana Hallo / Delaware State University - Soccer
Brieana has been a member of the Padua’s Soccer program for the past 4 years. Briena was an intrical part of the consecutive State Championships in 2018 and 2019.
Brieana currently plays for the Dominican Republic U-20 women’s soccer team. She has been with this team for the past 3 years competing on the U-15 & U-17 team as well. Brieana’s team played in the Pre-Olympic Qualifiers and the World Cup Qualifiers as the youngest team in the tournament.
Throughout Brieana’s four years in high school she has also played on the Delaware Union’s club team, Coastal Atlantic FC club team, and Sporting Delaware Girls Academy Team.
She plans to major in Biology.
Erin Kelleher / Virginia Tech University - Track & Field/ Pole Vault
Erin has been a part of Padua’s Indoor and Spring Track and Field program for the past 4 years. Erin has been a 5 time 1st Team All State award recipient, along with winning 5 State Championships for both Indoor and Spring Track and Field combined.
Some more of Erin’s athletic accomplishments include:
being named New Balance Nationals All-American
a New Balance National Qualifier 5 times
Delaware State record holder for both Indoor and Spring Track and Field in Pole Vault
Also being named Delaware’s Gatorade Player of the year in 2020 for Spring Track and Field
Erin’s service and volunteer accomplishments include:
She plans to major in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.
Mackenzie Sobczyk / University of Delaware to compete - Volleyball
Mackenzie is a 4 year member of Padua Academy’s Volleyball program. She has also participated in Spring Track and Field for 4 years, along with Indoor Track for 3 years. Mackenzie was part of the State Championship Spring Track and Field team both freshman and sophomore year, the Indoor Track State Championship her sophomore year and the Volleyball team State Championship her Junior year.
Some of Mackenzie’s volleyball accomplishments at Padua include:
Being named 3rd Team All- Conference her freshman year for Volleyball
Being named 1st Team All- Conference & 2nd Team All State her Sophomore year for Volleyball
Being named 1st Team All-Conference & 1st Team All State her Junior & Senior years for Volleyball
During Mackenzie’s four years at Padua, the volleyball team has been to the final four all 4 years. Finishing 2nd place her freshman year, 3rd place her sophomore year, winning the State Championship her junior year, and 2nd place her senior year.
Some other awards include:
Being named to the AVCA Phenom watchlist in 2019
Qualifying for the USA Volleyball GJNC 4x, while taking 3rd place in the 17 National division in 2019
Being selected to participate in 3 USA Volleyball High-Performance programs in 2017, 2018, & 2019
Named to the Under Armour All-American watchlist in 2020
She plans to major in Nursing.
Meghan Speicher / Mount St. Mary’s University - Swimming
Meghan has been a member of Padua’s swim team for the past 4 years. Receiving many awards during her career starting from freshman year named Honorable Mention All State, sophomore year named 2nd team All State along with the Panda Leadership Award, and her junior year being named 2nd team All State & Delaware Winter Athlete of the week.
Some of Meghan’s swimming finals standings include:
Finished 5th in the 200 free and 9th in the 500 free at states during her freshman year
Finished 6th in both the 200 and 500 free at states during her sophomore year
Padua Swim Team finishing as the State Runner Up her sophomore year.
Her junior year, she finished 3rd in the 200 free and 4th in the 500 free at states.
Meghan currently holds records for her summer swim league and club team. Along with being awarded on her club team with a leadership award her sophomore year. Padua’s team also awarded Meghan with the Panda Leadership Award her sophomore year.
Some of Meghan’s club and service accomplishments include: National Honor Society, Blue Gold, Peer Leadership Team, Make a Wish Club, Ronald’s Rescue, and volunteering at Elite Physical Therapy.
She plans to major in Health Science.
Sydni Wright / University of Delaware - Soccer
Sydni has been a member of the Padua’s Soccer program for the past 4 years. She was an intrical part of the consecutive State Championships in 2018 and 2019.
Sydni was named All- Catholic Conference her freshman year and 1st Team All-State her sophomore year. She was also ranked by the Delaware High School Girls Soccer Coaches Association as the #7 player in the state her junior year. She also currently plays club soccer for Penn Fusion Academy and has been a member of that team since 2015.
She plans to major in Computer Science.
Grace Zamrowski / University of South Carolina - Track and Field
Grace has been a member of Padua’s Track and Field program for 3 years, as well as competing in Cross Country during her senior season.
Some of Grace’s track and field accomplishments include:
being PIAA State Qualifiers in 2018 for Spring Track and Field in the 4x800
named PIAA 2nd Team All State in 2019 for Indoor Track in the 4x400
being PIAA 400 meter State Qualifiers in 2019 for Indoor Track in the 4x800
2019 qualifying in the AAU Junior Olympics Qualifier and Finalist in the 800 meter race
1st Team All State Track and Field 2020
2020 State Champion in the 4x 800
2020 State Champion in the 4 x 400
5th in the 400 meter at the 2020 State Championship meet
7th in the High Jump at the 2020 State Championship meet
Grace was also a part of the Garnet Valley High School Indoor and Spring Track and Field program during her high school career and she participated in the Whirlwinds AAU Track Club Team.
She plans to major in Exercise Science.
Division II Athletes
Anastasia Watson / Chestnut Hill College - Track and Field
Anastasia has been a member of the Padua Softball Team for four years, a member of the Indoor Track and Spring Track and Field programs for two years, and a member of the Padua Basketball team for one year.
While at Padua, Anastasia has been a part of many clubs and organizations including, stockings for soldiers, Volleyball team manager, National Honors Society, Student Council(officer and executive officer), Operation Christmas Child and the Student Culture Crew.
Some of Anastasia’s athletic accomplishments during her high school career include:
She plans to major in Forensic Chemistry
Division III Athletes:
Abigail Brainard / Centre College - Field Hockey
Abby has been a member of the Padua Academy Field Hockey Program for four years. She has participated in the state tournament all 4 years while at Padua, highlighted by the team competing in the Delaware State Championship in 2018 and 2019. Abby also participated in the Softball program at Padua during her freshman and sophomore years.
While at Padua, Abby has been a part of many club teams and leagues including the Delaware Sharks Field Hockey club, Powerhouse Field Hockey club and SWAT softball club.
Some of Abby’s athletic accomplishments during her high school career include:
2nd team All Conference in 2019
2nd Team All-State in 2020
1st Team All Conference in 2020
She plans to major in Chemistry.
Kiera McCormick / Susquehanna University - Lacrosse
Kiera has been a member of the Padua Academy lacrosse program for 4 years, a member of the field hockey program for 2 years and a member of the cross country program for 1 year.
While at Padua, Keira’s clubs and extra accomplishments include: Blue Gold, National Honor Society, Psychology Club, Physics UD internship, History Day National finalist, winner of the Delaware Humanities STEAM writing contest and Ulster Project Delaware.
Some of Kiera’s athletic accomplishments include:
Being named 2nd Team All Conference for lacrosse in 2019
Winning the State Championship in 2019 during her time with the cross country team
Competing in the State Championship during her time with Field Hockey
Being named 2020-2021 Lacrosse Captain
Representing Team Delaware in the National Lacrosse Classic
She plans to major in Environmental Science.
Sara Moore / Babson University - Softball
Sara has been a member of the Padua Academy Softball program for four years.
While at Padua, Sara has been a part of many club teams and participated in many organizations including the Valley Forge Patriots Gold club team, National Honor Society, Business Leadership, Psychology club and Hockessin United Methodist Church.
Some of Sara’s athletic accomplishments during her high school career include:
1st team All-Catholic Conference Softball in 2019
Being named Carpenter Cup Selection in 2019
Receiving DISCA Delaware Softball Sportsmanship Award in 2019
She plans to major in Business Administration and Management.