Oyster Bay High School senior Aurora Aschettino will continue her fencing career at New York University in the fall. The outstanding student-athlete signed her commitment letter on Jan. 25 at Oyster Bay High School in the presence of proud building and central administrators, coaches, faculty, family, friends and teammates.
While sitting at a beautifully decorated NYU table in the school’s Hall of Fame lobby, Aurora was praised by Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Eric Bramoff and her high school fencing coach John Bruckner. They spoke highly about her high school fencing career and the many accolades that she has received.
Mr. Bramoff reflected on when he first met Aurora and how well she worked with her teammates. He also highlighted how much she cares for her team and her coach.
“She is working with the younger fencers and her teammates, and she is always coaching,” he said. “That is something that not only has been built into the fencing program but that she has taken to the next level.”
Following his remarks, Mr. Bramoff invited Mr. Bruckner to the podium where he spoke about his five years coaching Aurora and her journey as a fencer.
“Aurora is among the hardest working student-athlete I’ve worked with in my 27 years of coaching fencing at Oyster Bay,” he said. “She is truly a leader, as well as an unyielding player. She has worked very hard to master her skills, timing, strength and quickness. For an athlete to excel as she has is truly amazing.”
Mr. Bruckner highlighted how Aurora improved as a fencer each year, starting as a seventh grader. Among her many fencing achievements, she has been ranked number two in the Nassau County standings and has earned a spot All-County First Team and All-Long Island. She was also selected by Newsday as the 2022 Newsday Fencer of the Year. Aurora recently earned her C rating and is currently undefeated this season with 21 victories.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District congratulates her on an outstanding fencing career at Oyster Bay and wishes her the best of luck as she continues her passion for the sport at NYU!
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Date Added: 1/27/2023