Corning-Painted Post High School’s tradition of being a jumping board for high school athletes to compete at the college level has continued with several recent signings.
This school year’s commitments out of Corning’s senior class include five Division I signings, with that group featuring lacrosse players Riley Davis, Seth Hogue, Charlotte Nevins and Olivia Tanneberger. Volleyball standout Sadie Sharkey has also signed to play at the next level.
School/sport: Canisius College in Buffalo for lacrosse.
Corning highlights: She is a four-year starter for Corning with more than 100 career points. Davis was a first-team Section 4 all-star last season after earning second-team honors as a sophomore. She helped the Hawks to a Section 4 title in 2017 and has played for the New York state’s Brine national team.
She was an All-STAC West player in tennis this past fall and is a National Honor Society member.
Coach’s view: “We are thrilled to add Riley to our women’s lacrosse program,” Canisius head coach Allison Daly said in a press release. “Riley is a talented two-way midfielder with the ability to make an immediate impact on our program.”
Corning Hawks senior football player Seth Hogue. (Photo: Provided)
School/sport: Jacksonville University for lacrosse.
Corning highlights: Hogue, a defender, has started three seasons for Corning’s boys lacrosse team, earning Section 4 first-team all-league honors the past two seasons. Last season he helped the Hawks to the Section 4 Class A title. He has also played for the Under Armour All-American Upstate New York team for two years.
This fall he helped Corning’s football team to the Section 4 Class AA title, leading the Hawks in tackles while earning second-team all-state honors. Hogue is a member of the National Honor Society and received the Joel Stephens 5C Award in December, which goes to an area football player based on on-field performance and off-field actions.
Coach’s view: “Seth Hogue embodies exactly what we hope to become as a program,” Jacksonville head coach John Galloway said in a press release. “Seth is a student-athlete first and his priorities are a representation of what it takes to become a champion. His multisport background will prepare him well at the Division I level, as we expect Seth to come in and compete right away for playing time on a top-20 defense.”
School/sport: University of Vermont for lacrosse.
Corning highlights: She is a three-year member of the Hawks’ varsity lacrosse team and has 13 goals, seven assists, 41 ground balls, and 36 draw controls as a defender and midfielder. She has earned second-team Section 4 all-star honors.
Nevins was also a STAC all-conference pick in soccer for the Hawks and has won three Section 4 titles in the 1,600-meter relay in indoor track. Last year she was part of a third-place finish at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. She is a member of the National Honor Society.
Sadie Sharkey of Corning hits the ball over the net in a 3-2 loss to Horeheads in volleyball Sept. 24, 2019 at Corning-Painted Post High School. (Photo: Andrew Legare/Elmira Star-Gazette)
School/sport: University of North Carolina Wilmington for beach volleyball.
Corning highlights: She was a three-year starter for Corning’s volleyball team, earning fourth-team all-state honors in Class AA this past season. Sharkey was a first-team Southern Tier Athletic Conference each season.
Sharkey was picked for the USA High Performance regional and national teams in beach volleyball and was invited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She also qualified for AVP First, a junior series for professional beach volleyball.
Athlete’s view: “I’m excited and can’t wait to compete at the Division I level,” Sharkey said at her signing. “The competitiveness at that level is insane and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
School/sport: Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) for lacrosse.
Corning highlights: Tanneberger’s four-year career with the Hawks included helping the team to a Section 4 title in 2017. She has more than 120 career points and last season earned Section 4 first-team all-star honors. Tanneberger has competed for Upstate NY at the Under Armour All-American Games in Maryland.
She also was a three-year varsity volleyball player for the Hawks and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Coach’s view: “We are so excited to have Olivia join our squad in 2020,” Old Dominion head coach Heather Holt said in a press release. “Olivia is a true competitor with a very high lacrosse IQ. She is a tough midfielder with natural athleticism and will make an immediate impact on our team next year.”
Tom Passmore of the Corning Leader contributed to this report.
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