Dedication and commitment to academics and athletics pays off for Blue Wave's 2016 Seniors! Five of our athletes will be moving on to compete in diving at the Division I or Division II level next fall. All 5 divers have earned athletic scholarships to their schools! We're very proud of these athletes and best of luck to all of them!


  Haily Atkins has committed to the University of Niagara.  For the Newark Reds, Haily was a 2014 and 2015 NYSPHSAA Championship Meet Qualifier. Haily is also a 2 time AAU National Qualifier and competitor. At the 2015 AAU National Championships she was 4th place finisher in the A+ (19+) AAU Nationals Synchro Event with partner Katie Applin.  

Haily Atkins has committed to the University of Niagara. For the Newark Reds, Haily was a 2014 and 2015 NYSPHSAA Championship Meet Qualifier. Haily is also a 2 time AAU National Qualifier and competitor. At the 2015 AAU National Championships she was 4th place finisher in the A+ (19+) AAU Nationals Synchro Event with partner Katie Applin.  

  Shane Gilman will be attending Colorado Mesa University.  For the Dansville Mustangs, Shane is a 3 time Section V Champion and 3 time NYS Championship qualifier (2013-2015). He is also an AAU All American after his 7th place finish in the Group A (16/18) 3M event at the 2014 AAU National Championships

Shane Gilman will be attending Colorado Mesa University. For the Dansville Mustangs, Shane is a 3 time Section V Champion and 3 time NYS Championship qualifier (2013-2015). He is also an AAU All American after his 7th place finish in the Group A (16/18) 3M event at the 2014 AAU National Championships

  Serica Hallstead has committed to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  An All American student-athlete for the Canandaigua Academy, Serica will be graduating in the top 1% of her class of close to 300 students. For the CA Braves she has captured 3 Section V Titles (2012-2014). She was also a 4 time finalist at the NYSPHSAA championships (2012-2015) where she finished as high as 4th place in 2013. For Blue Wave she was the 2013 District Champion in the Group B (14/15 Age Group) 1M and 3M events as well as the 2014 Group A (16/18 Age Group) 1M champion. In 2013 Serica qualified for the USA Diving Age Group National Championships. She is also a 4 time AAU All American and the 2014 AAU National Champion in the Group A (16/18 Age Group) 1M Synchronized Diving Event!

Serica Hallstead has committed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. An All American student-athlete for the Canandaigua Academy, Serica will be graduating in the top 1% of her class of close to 300 students. For the CA Braves she has captured 3 Section V Titles (2012-2014). She was also a 4 time finalist at the NYSPHSAA championships (2012-2015) where she finished as high as 4th place in 2013. For Blue Wave she was the 2013 District Champion in the Group B (14/15 Age Group) 1M and 3M events as well as the 2014 Group A (16/18 Age Group) 1M champion. In 2013 Serica qualified for the USA Diving Age Group National Championships. She is also a 4 time AAU All American and the 2014 AAU National Champion in the Group A (16/18 Age Group) 1M Synchronized Diving Event!

  Elena Rohr has committed to St. Bonaventure University.  Elena will be graduating from Irondequoit High School. A High School All American for the Eagles, Elena is also a 2014 and 2015 NYS Championship Finalist and at the 2015 championships she finished in 7th place! For Blue Wave, Elena was a 2 time AAU National Qualifier and competitor.

Elena Rohr has committed to St. Bonaventure University. Elena will be graduating from Irondequoit High School. A High School All American for the Eagles, Elena is also a 2014 and 2015 NYS Championship Finalist and at the 2015 championships she finished in 7th place! For Blue Wave, Elena was a 2 time AAU National Qualifier and competitor.

  Katie Applin has committed to the University of Akron.  Katie will be graduating from Dansville High School in the top 10% of her class with a cumulative GPA of 96%! For the Dansville Mustangs, Katie is the 2014 Section V Champion. She is also a two time NYSPHSAA Finalist (2014 & 2015) and in 2015 she finished 2nd in the state! For Blue Wave Katie was the 2015 Niagara District Group A (16/18) Champion in the 3M event. She is also a two time AAU All American and 2015  Silver medalist in the A+ (19+) 3M Synchronized Diving Event!

Katie Applin has committed to the University of Akron. Katie will be graduating from Dansville High School in the top 10% of her class with a cumulative GPA of 96%! For the Dansville Mustangs, Katie is the 2014 Section V Champion. She is also a two time NYSPHSAA Finalist (2014 & 2015) and in 2015 she finished 2nd in the state! For Blue Wave Katie was the 2015 Niagara District Group A (16/18) Champion in the 3M event. She is also a two time AAU All American and 2015  Silver medalist in the A+ (19+) 3M Synchronized Diving Event!