Chautauqua Lake’s Keyser, Majka sign letters of intent

On the dotted line...

Submitted Photo Chautauqua Lake’s Kendra Keyser (softball) and Kyler Majka (baseball) signed their letters of intent to play collegiately on Monday at CLCS. 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 (right).

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

Keyser committed to playing college softball at Edinboro University of PA. 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,” said Majka. “Coach 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,” said Bongiovanni. “More importantly, he’s a great young man and a role model. Kyler has made an impact both on and off the field at Chautauqua Lake. Hopefully his signing at the collegiate level will inspire more athletes to maximize their potential. Thankfully his career here is not finished yet. He still has one more chapter left to write.”