Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Marty Van der Heide Cascadilla Boat Club Ithaca NY
High School Antonio Sirianni
Position
Primary Position Starboard
Secondary Positions Prt, Scl
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) 1:27.4 6:36.7 17:32.5 - - - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- 73 5
Rowing Honors

Team captain 2016-17

Fall 2016 Lift Bridge Regatta 1st Place Men's 1V
Fall 2016 Lift Bridge Regatta 1st Place Men's 1V 4
Spring 2016 NY State Championships 3rd Men's Sr. 1V
Fall 2015 Head of the Genessee 1st Place Men's Hs 1V
Fall 2015 Chargers Rowstrong Regatta 2nd Place Men's Hs 1V
Spr 2015 Pittsford Regatta 1st Place Men's Hs 2x
Fall 2014 Head of the Genessee 2nd Place Men's Hs 1V
Fall 2014 Pull the Plug 1st Place Men's Hs 1V
Fall 2014 Chargers Rowstrong Regatta 1st Place Men's Hs 1V
Spr 2014 NY State Scholastic Rowing Championships 3rd Place Novice 8

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Ithaca High School
School City
Ithaca
School State
NY
Guidance Counselor
-
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
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School Size
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TOEFL Score
Class Rank
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School Division
-
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineer
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Mechanical Engineering
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Eng.
Other Academic Information
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Personal


First Name
Galen
Last Name
Marteal
Address
City
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Email
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Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
6'2"
Weight
180
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Involvement in my high school robotics team over the last three years has been a very rewarding personal endeavor, fostering my love of engineering, innovation, problem-solving, and teamwork. As part of this team, we have received the following honors:

2016 Invited to FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri
2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Winner, Finger Lakes Regional
2016 FIRST Robotics Competition Winner, Engineering Inspiration Award
2014 Attended FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri
2014 FIRST Robotics Competition Winner, Buckeye Regional
2014 FIRST Robotics Competition Winner, Innovation in Control Award

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I have two primary criteria for considering universities: 1. top engineering programs, 2. competitive rowing programs. I am only considering universities that offer both, and any opportunity to connect ahead with coaches is a huge help.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

Participation and leadership in Code Red Robotics (a STEM program at IHS) for two years. Our team won regional champions in 2014 and again in spring 2016, and earned a position at worlds both years. This year I held the position of senior machinist, and am training to be head machinist in 2017. This commitment requires 5 hours after school every day, and all day Saturday during build season (2 months) and has required me to be especially mindful, creative, and adept at prioritizing my pursuits. For me it's clear: #1: Engineering, #1:Rowing

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

Something my parents always say they admire about me is my ability to "manage multiple commitments without stress." The truth is, I do things I love because I truly love them, not to get a better grade. This is something I learned in grade school and has become a part of my personality. I pursue my passions, and for me, rowing, engineering, and playing drums are my passions. All of these pursuits take time and I have learned how to prioritize and manage my time so there is sufficient time for what's most important. It is a constant balancing act.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

My mom directs a nonprofit and she often calls me into service in a variety of ways. Over the past 5 years I have donated at least 100 hours in volunteer service to the Ithaca Children's Garden. I feel I always learn something through service and feel good about my contributions to the greater good.

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