Chautauqua Lake’s Keyser, Majka Sign Letters Of Intent

Chautauqua Lake’s Kendra Keyser and Kyler Majka signed their letters of intent to play collegiately on Monday at Chautauqua Lake Central School. Pictured sitting, left to right, are Chautauqua Lake varsity softball coach Sue Teets, Kendra Keyser, Kyler Majka and Rennae Majka, Kyler’s mom. Standing are Chautauqua Lake varsity baseball coach Bryan Bongiovanni, left, and Chautauqua Lake High School Principal and Athletic Director Josh Liddell. Submitted photo

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake senior softball star Kendra Keyser and senior baseball star Kyler Majka signed letters of intent with their college selections at Chautauqua Lake’s college signing day Monday at Chautauqua Lake Central School.

Keyser committed to playing college softball at Edinboro (Pa.) University. A starting member of the Lady Thunderbirds 2018 New York State championship softball team, Keyser will enter her fourth year on the varsity level this year for Chautauqua Lake. She is one of eight starters expected to return for Chautauqua Lake this upcoming season.

Majka will be playing baseball for Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Majka returns for his senior season in 2019 on the Thunderbirds baseball team after a season which earned him a CCAA Division 1 West First Team All-Star selection.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to play ball at Onondaga,” Majka said. “Coach (Bob) Piraino has really helped me make my decision, persistent in his recruitment of me.?I am confident it is the right choice for me.”

Majka’s high school coach, Bryan Bongiovanni — who signed his own letter of intent during his senior year while at Fredonia — knows that Majka will be a focal point for his team again this season. He values Majka, not only as a talent, but as a leader.

“Kyler is one of the hardest working players that I have ever coached. He puts in so much time year-round, while playing two other sports, and it’s great to see him rewarded,” Bongiovanni said. “More importantly, he’s a great young man and a role model. Hopefully his signing at the collegiate level will inspire more athletes to maximize their potential.”