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Three Hendrick Hudson Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

Front row, from left, Mike Smith, Jesse Breeding and Jared Hershman; back row, from left, basketball coach Jordan Hirsch, Don and Lynne Smith, Brad and Joanna Breeding, Marlene and Todd Hershman, lacrosse coach Craig Solomon.
Front row, from left, Mike Smith, Jesse Breeding and Jared Hershman; back row, from left, basketball coach Jordan Hirsch, Don and Lynne Smith, Brad and Joanna Breeding, Marlene and Todd Hershman, lacrosse coach Craig Solomon. Photo Credit: Contributed

MONTROSE, N.Y. -- Three Hendrick Hudson High School senior student-athletes have signed their National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level.

Jesse Breeding, Jared Hershman and Mike Smith, all members of the Class of 2016, signed their letters during the NCAA early signing period this month.

Breeding will be playing men’s basketball at Concordia College in Bronxville. Hershman will attend Marquette University to play men’s lacrosse in Milwaukee. Smith will be playing men’s lacrosse at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Breeding, a guard/forward for coach Jordan Hirsh’s basketball team at Hen Hud has been a member of the varsity basketball team for three years. Last year, Breeding was a member of the team that went onto the Section 1 quarterfinals in Class A. Last year, Breeding was chosen All=League by fellow coaches.

Hershman, a faceoff specialist for coach Craig Solomon’s team at Hen Hud, has been a member of the varsity lacrosse team since 10th grade. He was chosen as an All-Section face-off midfielder last year by Section 1 coaches. Hershman also was a member of the varsity football team this past fall.

Smith, a senior midfielder for Solomon, has been a member of varsity since he was in eighth grade. Smith has been an All-Section midfielder for the Sailors, while already scoring more than 100 goals in his career. Smith is on the verge of becoming the all-time leading goal scorer in Hen Hud history. He also was on the varsity football team this past fall and currently is a guard on the varsity basketball team.

Athletic Director Tom Baker was proud of their accomplishments.

“Jesse, Jared and Mike have been a true pleasure to watch," Baker said. "All of them have grown into fine young men, and are developing the kinds of leadership skills that will make them productive citizens. I really can’t wait to follow each of them as they move on to the next level. They have made Hen Hud proud.”

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