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Monticello High School seniors sign letter of intent

Nov. 13, 2015

Twin sisters and Monticello High School seniors Camryn and Sydney Johnson signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and run track and cross country for Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Camryn and Sydney Johnson pose with family and coaches

The twins attribute their love of running to their grandfather, Charlie DelMonico, who coached track at Washingtonville High School from 1969-2005. When the twins were eleven years old, DelMonico encouraged them to participate in a 5k and they’ve been running ever since.

“I wanted to get them into running, because it’s the best foundation for all sports,” said Delmonico. “I’ve coached thousands of students and these two are very dedicated to not only the sport, but to their grades as well. I’m very proud of them.”

“It’s a great day for the program,” said Monticello High School’s Outdoor Varsity Track Coach Matt Daly. “They’ve been on the team since 8th grade and it’s great to see them come full circle.”

The National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between the prospective student-athlete and an NLI member institution. The National Letter of Intent Program has many advantages to both prospective student-athletes and participating educational institutions. According to the NLI web site, by signing a National Letter of Intent, a prospective student agrees to attend the designated college or university for one academic year. Participating institutions also agree to provide athletics financial aid to the student-athlete, provided he/she is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules.

“I’m very excited for my next chapter at Siena College and to be part of a new team up there,” said Sydney.

Sydney is considering studying to become an art therapist, and Camryn plans to study occupational therapy.