Dani Kemp, Ashley Mendillo sign with colleges
The Milford Public School district has announced that two students at Foran High have signed National Letters of Intent to continue athletic play in college. The students attended a special signing event at Foran, amidst family and friends on Nov. 18.
Stony Brook University
Kemp, daughter of Clifford and Melinda Kemp of Milford, signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook (Long Island), New York.
Stony Brook is a member of the NCAA Div. I, America East Conference. Kemp will serve as a utility player for the Seawolves, beginning in the 2015-16 season.
“I am so excited,” Kemp said. “I’ve been waiting for this my entire life and can’t wait to get started.”
She has had an illustrious softball career while at Foran, where she has served as a four-year starter at both catcher and shortstop.
Kemp has received several athletic accolades during her high school career, including being named a member of the All-SCC and Class L All-State softball teams.
Kemp began playing softball at the age of 7, starting with the local Milford International Little League program.
By the age of 11, she had already joined the travel team circuit and played with several highly competitive travel teams in the area over the years, including the Connecticut Raiders, Extreme Chaos, the Connecticut Breakers and, most recently, the Connecticut Charmers.
Franklin Pierce University
Daughter of Donald and Michele Mendillo of Milford, Ashley Mendillo signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Franklin Pierce University is a member of the NCAA Div. II, Northeast-10 Conference. Mendillowill join the Ravens as both an infielder and outfielder to start in the 2015-16 season.
“I am very excited — I’ve always looked forward to this day even since I was a little girl,” Mendillo said. “It is such a great thing to be here today, surrounded by my friends, my coaches, and my entire family. I look forward to going to college and playing at that level.”
Mendillo got her start by playing T-ball as a youngster in Milford, eventually migrating to the softball league housed under the Milford International Little League organization.
She has played in the travel team system since she was 9, including the Connecticut Breakers, Extreme Chaos, the Connecticut Raiders, and most recently with the Connecticut Seahawks.
A four-year starter at Foran, Mendillo has served as a second baseman for the team with occasional pitching duties.