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Six Donegal Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Catherine Moran, Jenna Park, Morgan Biesecker, Lily Saunders, and Ellie Henriques. Not pictured is Mackenzie Allessie.

This February, six outstanding Donegal High School athletes signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and Division II schools. Those athletes include:

Mackenzie Allessie – Mackenzie Allessie made headlines in 2018 by becoming the National Federation of High Schools record holder for career field hockey goals scored. The two-time PennLive field hockey player of the year toppled the previous record of 328 by scoring 331 goals during her time at Donegal.

Now Allessie will look to set new records while playing Division I field hockey at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Morgan Biesecker – While at Donegal, softball catcher Morgan Biesecker played to great success, including being a part of the 2017 Donegal Indians PIAA Class 5A Championship winning team and being named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Hig School Softball Coaches Association First Team All-State Squad.

Biesecker will now continue her softball career at Millersville University in Millersville, PA.

Ellie Henriques – Ellie Henriques’ athletic abilities span multiple sports, having played both soccer and lacrosse to great success at Donegal, including most recently being named a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 3 Second Team All-Star in soccer.

Henriques has now signed her national letter of intent to attend Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, where she will continue to be a dual-sport athlete.

Catherine Moran – Another of Donegal’s powerhouse field hockey players, Catherine Moran has been a highly instrumental part of Donegal’s recent success, including scoring the two game winning goals in the 2018 PIAA Class 2 field hockey semi-finals that ultimately helped the 2018 Donegal team claim the PIAA championship title.

Moran will head next to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, where she will continue her field hockey career at the D1 school.

Lily Saunders – The list of accomplished Donegal field hockey players continues with Lily Saunders, a frequent goal scorer for the team who served as the team’s co-captain in her senior year. Saunders will continue playing field hockey on the D1 team at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Jenna Park – Throughout her swimming career at Donegal, Jenna Park claimed numerous accolades, including a silver medal in the 50 freestyle at the 2016 District Three Class AA Swimming Championship in her freshman year and the Lancaster-Lebanon League Championship title in the same event in 2018. Now, Park will continue to make her mark in the pool at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA.

Congratulations, and best of luck to all Donegal athletes!