Signed on the Line

By Jillian Marshall

November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 1:06 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Two local athletes signed letters of intent to play D-1 sports next year.

Angelica Hauer signed her John Hancock to be a SUNY Stony Brook Seawolf next year.

The Seton Catholic senior says she's excited for the future, but also for the present. Because for now, the pressure of her future is off.

Hauer said, "I'm so happy. It's not very often that someone can get where they want to go under their belt before senior year is over. I'm so excited to finally be able to concentrate on everything else."

And Wednesday afternoon, Alexandra Yacalis signed on the line surrounded by friends, family and a lot of purple.

That's because she is headed to the University of Washington on a gymnastics scholarship.

The signing was held at her home gym, the Southern Tier Gymnastics Academy.

She told us even though Washington is about 3,000 miles away, coaches made it feel like home.

Yacalis said, "I visited Stanford, Washington and Rutgers, but at Washington I loved the coaches, they were so personable and really nice people. And then the campus, and the tour guide, everything was great. So I was like I want to go here, I feel really comfortable here."

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