Basketball Star to Attend Mount Saint Mary

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Bethpage High School senior and basketball star Nicole D’Angio has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Mount Saint Mary College. Having played basketball since the third grade, Nicole is a four-year varsity player who served as captain of the girls varsity basketball team this year. She has been named All-Class and a Scholar-Athlete, and is one of the top rebounders for Long Island’s 2012-13 basketball season, with an average of 15 rebounds per game. Nicole also plays on the school’s varsity lacrosse and soccer teams and has been a member of the AAU Long Island Lightning basketball team since the sixth grade. This year, she was one of 20 basketball players chosen to play for the Nassau Senior All-Star team.

She was joined at her signing by parents Linda and Steven D’Angio, grandfather Victor D’Angio and uncle Rob Kneuer, as well as Principal Michael Spence, varsity coach Joseph Inghilterra, Mount Saint Mary head coach Randy Ognibene and AAU coach Charlene DeCastro. Nicole will be receiving a partial academic scholarship to the college.

“Nicole was definitely our leader on the court,” Coach Inghilterra said. “She was a role model to all of the girls. There is no doubt she will be a successful basketball player.”