Seniors Kirsten Parker and Madeline Mayuga were honored on November 8, 2017 during the NCAA Division I Signing Day ceremony in the Brooks Center Gymnasium at Elizabeth Seton High School. Senior Lauren Baker is also committing to further her athletic career at the collegiate level and was honored, as well.
"These athletes have contributed to our School both in the classroom and on the field. They represent Elizabeth Seton in such a positive way. I want to congratulate each athlete and their families. It has been a privilege to work with them," said Seton's Athletic Director Candace Cage.
Parker, daughter of Kevin and Elizabeth Parker, of Owings, signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Louisville, where she will continue her Lacrosse career. Parker, Captain of both the Lacrosse and Soccer teams, says, "Seton encouraged me to pursue everything I love and gave me an opportunity to play with incredible teammates. I was lucky to have the best coaches and an extremely supportive community." Coach Bridget Looney, former Syracuse national championship player, has worked with Parker for three years. "She[Parker] is a good teammate and leader for us and has been since day one. The younger girls look up to her not because of what she says, but because of how she carries herself. She leads by example and wants to help everyone to achieve their goals. She will be missed, but of course, I am very happy for her... and so proud." Kirsten is also a Class Representative, member of Concert Choir and is the goalie for the Varsity Soccer team.
Mayuga, daughter of Lloyd and Stacy Mayuga, of Upper Marlboro, MD, commits to Lafayette College in Easton, PA, to play field hockey. Mayuga, senior captain, remarks, "I am blessed and humbled to have this opportunity to attend a college with an excellent academic reputation to play at the collegiate level. As a result of attending Seton, I have a solid foundation. I want to thank my teachers, coaches/ teammates (county, high school, Futures and club) and my family for helping me achieve my dream." Mayuga also received WCAC All-Conference 1 st and 2nd Team accolades in 2016 and 2017, selected as an alternate for USAFH National Futures Championship (U16) in 2016, a club captain, holds a Level 1 USAFH coach's certification, and member of numerous Seton student clubs.
Baker, daughter of Kevin and Stacy Baker, of Bowie, will continue her Soccer career at Division III St. Mary's College where she plans to major in Biology. Lauren is also a distinguished Seton Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. Lauren also competes with Seton's swim team. Of her Seton experience, Lauren says, "Because of my educational and athletic journey at Seton, I feel confident that I am ready for college. I could not be more thankful for my coaches and teammates who have been there for me every step of the way." Baker also achieved recognition as WCAC All-Conference First Team in 2017.