Their competitive careers at the College of Staten Island haven’t even started yet, but freshmen pair Maxim Kleyer of the Men’s Swimming and Diving team, and Daniel Wronski of the CSI Cross-Country, and Track and Field teams, are already making headlines. This month, both were featured in High School Scholar-Athlete spotlights by NY1 News, and have begun their academic careers at CSI in the Macaulay Honors College.
Profiled by NY1 reporter Kristi Lee Neuberger, both Kleyer and Wronski’s paths to CSI, and their respective sports, wasn’t always a sure thing. Kleyer picked up swimming just five years ago after stints in soccer and baseball, and Wronski started his first foray in the running world while attending Susan Wagner High School. Not only did they find arenas in which to excel athletically, but the pair has also dominated in the classroom, sporting near-perfect GPAs, making them two of Staten Island’s premiere scholar-athletes when it came time to make their college decision. CSI’s NCAA Division II program is now one that they will call home.
A scholar-athlete-driven institution, CSI Men’s Swimming specifically has been cited as a Scholar-Athlete All-America team for the past four years, and Kleyer and Wronski are two of nearly a dozen CSI student-athletes enrolled in the CUNY’s prestigious Macaulay Honors College.
NY1’s full story of Maxim Kleyer
NY1’s full story on Daniel Wronski
By David Pizzuto