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NationalSigninDayLeft to right: Red Bank Regional athletes Sam McPherson (soccer), Marissa Albano (track) and Dan Vilardi (lacrosse) signed to play Division I Sports for their accepted colleges on April 15, National Signing Day. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

On April 15, while millions of Americans were attempting to get a handle on their taxes from the year past, young athletes across the nation were looking to the future, during National Signing Day — among them a trio of sports standouts from Red Bank Regional High School.

RBR soccer midfield man Sam McPherson (Red Bank), lacrosse midfielder Dan Vilardi (Little Silver), and 800 meter/ mile runner Marissa Albano (Neptune City) all received scholarships to play Division I sports in college next year, making it official on Signing Day. The student athletes will be attending Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT), Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia) and the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) respectively.

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Junior Kelly Marie Stevens of Red Bank was named to the President’s List at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA for the fall 2013 semester — an academic achievement for which the major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies met the eligibility criteria of at least 12 graded credit hours, and a GPA of 3.9 or above.

James Madison University also named two other Red Bank students to the Dean’s List for the fall semester, including Allyson Amato, a senior majoring in Communication Studies, and Kelsey McMahon, a sophomore majoring in Modern Foreign Languages.

Other borough natives who made the fall semester Dean’s List at their respective schools include freshman Jenna Wyatt, who was among the more than 2,000 high-achieving students named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2013 by Hofstra University. The Red Bank resident, a Psychology major at the Hempstead, NY campus, met the requirement of at least a 3.4 grade point average to qualify.

At Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA, undergraduate student Lauren Marron met the eligibility criteria of at least 12 credits, and a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Junior Carolyn Oddo made the list as a Music major at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, meeting the requirement of a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Two Red Bank students were also named to the Dean’s List at Alvernia University in Reading, PA — Amanda Galanti (senior with a major in Sport Management), and Kelsey Simonson (sophomore with a major in Occupational Therapy).