Three Canisius High School seniors took part in a college signing ceremony in the Canisius High School Kennedy Field House conference room on Friday morning, November 15. In front of family, friends, faculty and staff, these young men announced their intentions to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level.
Zachary Mecca made his commitment to Harvard University.
Zach is a four-year member of Canisius crew team and is known as a highly motivated, results-oriented team leader who personifies leadership by example. He is an accomplished sculler and sweep oarsman who has competed in local, regional, state and national competitions, and represented Canisius twice at Head of the Charles. As a sophomore he was a member of the Canadian Scholastic National Champion Junior 72Kg Four. Then, as a junior he was a member of the Lightweight Four New York State champions, US Scholastic National champions, Canadian Scholastic National champions, and US Rowing Youth Invitational National champions. Plus, he was a member of the Senior Lightweight Eight that placed second at Canadian Scholastic National Championships during his junior year.
In a twist of fate, Zach joined the Canisius crew team after he tried out for the Canisius golf team and didn't make it as a freshman.
Tyler Coy will continue his studies and baseball career at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In his junior year at Canisius, Tyler hit .377 with 20 RBI, earned an All-WNY Honorable Mention, and was named First Team All-Catholic. He's earned a spot on the Prep Baseball Report Futures Games Team New York. His other honors include a Perfect Game All-Tournament Team PG Elite Underclass Championship, Perfect Game All-Tournament Team WWBA Northeast Qualifier, Rawlings Preseason All-American Honorable Mention, and he was invited to play for Team Northeast in PG WWBA World Championship.
Liam Keane announced his plan to continue his academic and lacrosse career at Robert Morris University.
Liam has contributed 64 goals and 37 assists in the last two seasons for the Crusaders. He has earned All-Catholic honors in 2018 and 2019. His coach describes him as a natural leader who makes plays over all the field and sticks up for his teammates off of it.
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Pictured at top: student-athletes with Canisius Director of Athletics Jim Mauro and Canisius President Fr. David Ciancimino, S.J.