Nichols School Athletics is proud to announce that six members of the Class of 2021 have signed their National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I athletics next year. These six student-athletes were recognized at a Signing Day ceremony on Monday, November 16.
Gracee Donovan '21 – Ice Hockey, St. Anselm’s College
New to Nichols this year, Donovan exemplifies many different qualities that will help her succeed at the collegiate level. She is extremely talented, hardworking, and determined and she brings a contagious positive energy each day. Her speed and tenacious style of play are qualities which help her stand out. She is always working hard both on and off the ice to a become better player, giving her the mentality to succeed at the Division I level.
Maureen Foley '21 – Squash, University of Virginia
Foley has collected numerous accolades in her six-year varsity squash career at Nichols, the last three playing No. 1. Maureen is currently ranked No. 14 nationally in the highly competitive U19 division. She achieved the highly coveted rating of 5.01 [out of 6.0] and swept all four of her matches at No. 1 in last winter’s scholastic nationals, leading the Nichols girls varsity team to a No. 20 ranking among 96 scholastic girls teams in the country. Maureen is also a member of the league-champion girls cross country team and the Nichols varsity girls lacrosse team.
Anabel Gicewicz '21 – Lacrosse, University of Vermont
Hard work, determination and a passion for the game of lacrosse are three major reasons why Anabel Gicewicz has developed into a Division 1 lacrosse player. Anabel has balanced a rigorous Nichols academic load with a busy athletic schedule competing with the Nichols hockey team, the Bison hockey program, Nichols lacrosse, and Stampede lacrosse. Gicewicz’s success on the lacrosse field as an attacker comes from her focus on her footwork, driving, shooting and feeding skills. Although she missed a promising junior lacrosse season at Nichols due to COVID-19, Gicewicz will be trusted for her leadership on and off the field in her senior season this spring.
Kiki Greeley '21 – Crew, University of Alabama
As a sophomore, Greeley was a member of a very young Senior 4+ that took scholastic bronze at the New York State Championships and earned a bid to the Scholastic National Championships. Greeley had high hopes for the 2020 season as a junior before the season was canceled.
Greeley is also a star player on the field hockey team and is described as a selfless team leader, with great versatility who can play any field position and will always put the needs of the team before her own preferences.
Paige Gross '21 – Ice Hockey, Brown University
Gross brings a level of versatility that is rarely seen at the prep school level. She is tenacious in all three zones and drives the offense with her work ethic and grit. It is her character and leadership, however, that make her special. She is a team leader and great teammate both on the ice with the hockey program and on the field as a member of the Nichols field hockey team. In both sports, Gross has a nose for the goal and loves to score, set up her teammates and compete. Gross has been a dominant multi-sport athlete while excelling in the classroom as well.
Tory Mariano '21 – Ice Hockey, Northeastern University
Mariano’s work ethic, high compete level and motivation to improve are just a few of the qualities that have helped her find success on the ice. Her defensive style of play and rocket shot from the point separate her from her peers. As a leader for her team, Mariano is consistently pushing her teammates to be better and she is very self-disciplined and leads by example. Mariano is currently residing in Toronto and playing with the Toronto Aeros in the prestigious Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey League.
Congratulations to these six ladies as they prepare to take the next step in Division I athletics!