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Athletic Hall of Fame

Cheryl Lyght Lamonica

Cheryl Lyght Lamonica


At Rochester:

  • An All-American swimmer for the Yellowjackets, swimming Nationals as a freshman
  • Division III New York State Champion in the 50-yard breaststroke and 50-yard freestyle in 1981
  • Earned All American honors in the 50-yard butterfly in 1981
  • Earned All American honors as a senior in the 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard breaststroke, and 200-yard medley relay in 1982
  • Assisted Rochester swim team to finish 26th nationally
  • Senior Woman Athlete of the Year in 1982
  • Earned a B.A. in Economics/Business in 1982


  • Completed the Officers Management Trainee Program at J.P. Morgan Chase (Manufacturers Hanover Trust)
  • Graduate Fellow at Pace University and earned an MBA in Banking/Finance, graduating in the top 5% of her class
  • Worked as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in New York City and Los Angeles
  • Relocated to Rome, Italy in 1991 where she works as a banking consultant at Trusteurope and taught finance and accounting courses to senior executives of Italian financial institutions and corporations (i.e. Bank of Italy, Banca di Roma, and Telecom Italia)
  • Marketing Manager of the North American Division of Telecom Italia for 5 years
  • Currently telecommunications consultant and faculty member at the European School of Economics in Rome