8 Mooney athletes sign for college


SARASOTA – The great thing about covering high school sports is that the athletes still are truly student–athletes. School first, athletics second, but athletics can be used to get you a better education.

Today, at Cardinal Mooney High School, 8 student–athletes signed their letters–of–intent for a wide range of sports, and colleges.

Katherine Pepe will swim for Birmingham Southern College. Matt McDonnell is heading to Ann Arbor to play lacrosse for Michigan. Alec Settler will run track for Westminster College, while Dalton Plattner will play baseball for Florida Internationl. Also, Ashton Horiuchi will play lacrosse for Wittenberg, Max Smyley is going to the University of Redlands to play baseball.

Quarterback Jack Koscho is heading to Carnegie Mellon, while his teammate Adrianno DiLorenzo is going to FIU to play football and study Marine Biology.

“They(FIU) have the only underwater lab in the world”, exclaims Adrianno DiLorenzo of Cardinal Mooney. “I want to be a Marine Biologist, and they have a great program, so that is what I am going to do.”

DiLorenzo also chose FIU because of the location(Miami), the direction of the program, and Head coach Butch Davis.

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Don Brennan
Don got his start in the television while working in production for the WWE in Connecticut, while also working overnights at WSTC 1400 News Radio. He moved to Florida to pursue a Master’s Degree while working in sales for the Miami Heat. Don got back in to radio after earning his degree by going to work for Sportsradio 560WQAM in Miami. He worked his way up to become a beat reporter for the Florida Marlins, then the Miami Heat, while also covering the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, and Miami Dolphins. As he worked in radio, he became a reporter for a High School Sports television show on CBS4 in Miami. Don then went into TV full-time as a sports anchor/reporter at ABC 7 in Fort Myers for 4 years, and then at ABC 7 in Sarasota for 10 years. Don began at SNN in July of 2017. When he is not working he enjoys time with his two sons, Trey(13) and Logan(11), and two dogs, Mia and Venus.


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