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Three Churchville-Chili High School Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

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Churchville-Chili High School recently celebrated with three of their senior Saints signing letters of intent to play their chosen sports at the college level. Post-graduation, Gaven Egan will be moving on to Binghamton University’s Division I Bearcats men’s soccer team. Lacrosse player Fiona Clancy will head to Newberry College in South Carolina to play for their Division II Wolves, and Madison Buck is trading her status as a Churchville-Chili Saint for a place on Buffalo’s D’Youville College Saints Division II women’s lacrosse team.

Soon-to-be Binghamton Bearcat soccer player Gaven Egan with parents Michael and Elizabeth Egan.Genesee Valley Publications

“Gaven helped lead the Saints to the Section V soccer finals in two consecutive years and was part of our division title winning teams in 2018 and 2021,” said Athletic Director Michael Murray. “He was named Monroe County Division 2 Player of the Year for 2021.” Three-time First Team All-County honoree Gaven Egan was also named to All-Greater Rochester’s First Team twice. In 2021, he made both Third Team All-State and Section V All-Tournament Team. In 2020, he made Fifth Team All-State. Egan was selected to participate in the 2021 Exceptional Senior Game. The Binghamton Bearcats soccer program is a highly respected member of the America East Conference and has earned United Soccer Coaches’ (USC) Team Academic honors for 10 consecutive years.

Churchville-Chili senior Fiona Clancy, pictured here with parents Christina and Brad ClancyGenesee Valley Publications

In 2020, lacrosse defender Fiona Clancy amassed 15 ground balls and eight caused turnovers. “Fiona was our leader on defense,” said Varsity Lacrosse Coach Sean Marsh. “She did an excellent job communicating with her teammates and took our young goalie under her wing, as she was in her first year on the team. I really appreciate Fiona’s tenacity and confidence on the field.” Newberry College’s Division II team is part of the South Atlantic Conference.

Churchville-Chili senior Madison Buck celebrates her future with the D’Youville Saints lacrosse team with her parents John and Melissa Buck.Genesee Valley Publications

“Maddy was a leader on and off the field,” said Varsity Lacrosse Coach Sean Marsh of senior Madison Buck. “She really improved her stick skills and her total lacrosse IQ this year.” Buck led the Saints to 27 goals this season and tied the team lead of 33 points. She collected five caused turnovers and 12 ground balls. Marsh added, “She’s a very coachable lacrosse player.” D’Youville Athletics was accepted into the NCAA Division II in 2020 and competes as a member of the East Coast Conference.


Article by Amanda Puleo // Genesee Valley Publications

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