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Josh Sestito Signs to Play College Football

Josh Sestito signs to play football at Union College

Harvey’s Joshua Sestito has signed his letter of intent to attend Union College this fall and play football for the NCAA D-III Dutchmen of Schenectady, New York. Harvey’s athletics department hosted the signing ceremony Thursday, June 2.

Josh, who was the Harvey football team’s punter in his senior year, is expected to serve in the same capacity for Union which competes in the Liberty League against schools from upstate New York.

Harvey head football coach Kyle Delaney is excited to see his punter play on the next level. “I’m not surprised about Josh signing to play football for Union. He’s a high character player with an incredibly high ceiling,” Coach Delaney said. “I firmly believe his best days as a punter are ahead of him. Union found a hidden gem in Joshua Sestito and we couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Josh Sestito punting

Josh began punting in his sophomore year and found immediate success in his first game when hit a booming 65-yarder. When COVID wiped out his junior year, Josh decided to focus entirely on developing his skills as a punter.

“Not being able to play during the COVID  year gave me the opportunity for me to think about what I really wanted to do with football,” Josh said. He decided that he would use the summer after his junior year and Sundays during his senior season to work with a punting coach to improve enough to the point that he would have the chance to play in college.

Reflecting on his years of Harvey football, Josh acknowledges the seven-year relationship he developed with Coach Delaney as a major factor in putting him in a position to play college football. “As my advisor, Mr. Delaney encouraged me to play sports such as soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in the Middle School,” Josh shared. “It was really Mr. Delaney who encouraged me to go out for football in the ninth grade.”

Josh is looking forward to the challenge of playing the brand of football Union plays. “Harvey plays 8-man football while Union obviously plays the traditional 11-man football at a very high level for Division III,” he pointed out.

As a student at Union, Josh plans to major in managerial economics with minors in classics and data analytics.

Josh Sestito signs to play football at Union College
Josh Sestito signs to play football at Union College


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