Competitors Bios – SU

Students from Syracuse


Eileen Bell

With a family involved in multiple sports (and not fans of video games!), it is no surprise Eileen participated in 5 varsity HS sports – soccer, ice hockey, swimming, field hockey, and lacrosse. After graduation, Eileen strives to work in the NFL Communications Department.
Height: 5 ft. 5 in. Weight: 150 lbs.
Class: Senior Right or left: Left-handed
Major: Finance and Entrepreneurship
Hometown: New Milford, CT
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Michelle Carazas

Michelle has lived all over the world, including Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Ghana while parents provided expertise in HIV/AIDS, world hunger and project development. She was involved in soccer, tennis & track and is Captain of the club soccer team. After graduation, Michelle would like to work for the NFL.
Height: 5 ft. 3 in. Weight: 120 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia

Kelly Sheptock

Kelly started playing soccer at age 4. She was an accomplished soccer and basketball player, as well as long jump competitor, throughout high school. Competition is “in her family’s blood”, and her dad is her inspiration and biggest fan. Kelly would like to work in a PR firm post-graduation.
Height: 5 ft. 8 in. Weight: 155 lbs
Class: Freshman Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Communications
Hometown: Berwick, PA

Nick Leonardis

Nick’s family (which includes his father and grandfather) currently plays hockey. Though he was born in Canada, Nick’s family is from Molinara, a small village in the southern mountains of Italy. Nick has a fine arts background, a passion for classics and antiquities, and served as social and recruitment chair for his fraternity, Theta Chi.
Height: 5 ft. 11 in. Weight: 169 lbs.
Class: Senior Right or left: Left-handed
Major: Art History
Minor: Film
Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Kevin Mata

Kevin and his 5 brothers played basketball and baseball growing up, and Kevin played baseball for 4 years in the Dominican Republic from where his family originates. He arm wrestled with family growing up, and enjoys rock climbing. Kevin plans to become a Physical Therapist.
Height: 5 ft. 10 in. Weight: 192 lbs.
Class: Senior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Bronx, NY

Steve Zavilensky

Steve played football, ran track and weight-lifted in high school, and now weight trains and plays intramural flag football. He won defensive lineman of the year in 8th grade, has been skydiving, traveled to Australia and China, and is a Theta Chi brother.
Height: 5 ft. 11 in. Weight: 190 lbs.
Class: Junior Right or left: Right-handed
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ


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