Syosset HS honors student-athletes at Commitment Day

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The 24 Syosset High School student-athletes who have committed to play at the collegiate level pose on the athletic field.

Syosset High School celebrated its student-athletes at the high school’s annual Athlete Commitment Day on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Two dozen of Syosset’s most distinguished student-athletes committed to play their respective sports at the collegiate level during a ceremony held outside on the multipurpose artificial turf field. Syosset Director of Athletics, PE and Recreation Drew Cronin and boys varsity lacrosse coach John Calabria hosted the annual event attended by family, administration, faculty and coaches.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers, along with the students’ coaches, commended the student-athletes on their character, dedication and achievement and recognized the students’ families for supporting them throughout their journey to becoming a collegiate athlete. “We have a tremendous athletic department and top-notch athletes. This has been a goal for all of them to reach, and now they’re finally here,” said Calabria. “There is nothing like the experience of being a collegiate athlete.”

“It would be hard under any circumstances to be sitting in one of these chairs, but to be sitting in one of these chairs having had your steady progress of improvement interrupted for 20 months…it is really remarkable to have recovered from that and to be here right now,” commented Dr. Rogers on the perseverance of the students throughout the pandemic.

Coaches then recognized each of the student-athletes for their performance and dedication and extended their gratitude to the parents of the students and the administration for their support of the athletic program.

The following student athletes were recognized:

Luca Accardo – Lacrosse – High Point University

Erica Borzone – Volleyball – Bentley University

Jackson Bullaro – Baseball – University of Scranton

Marco Clara – Baseball – Manhattanville College

Kiera Corcoran – Lacrosse – SUNY Oneonta

Luca Cutolo – Lacrosse – Quinnipiac University

Colin Favata – Baseball – Dean College

Lilah Grubman – Basketball – Yale University

Jillian Hooey – Lacrosse – University of Chicago

Kristin Igneri – Lacrosse – Lafayette College

Megan Igneri – Lacrosse – Lafayette College

Megan Kitagawa – Lacrosse – Yale University

Alex Larson – Baseball – Johns Hopkins University

Jacob Lee – Baseball – Adelphi University

Noelle Melgar – Labcrosse – College of Wooster

Riley Miller – Soccer – Emory University

Mallory Ngitngit – Lacrosse – Lafayette College

Julia Renny – Softball – Providence College

Isabella Romano – Soccer – US Naval Academy

Emma Romano – Soccer – US Naval Academy

Danielle Sautner – Lacrosse – Muhlenberg College

Samantha Smith – Track & Field – University of Pennsylvania

Randy Ventura – Baseball – SUNY Maritime

Eve Waldhauser – Soccer – Binghamton University

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Syosset boys varsity lacrosse coach John Calabria addressees the audience in front of the student-athletes during the ceremony held on the athletic field.
Photos courtesy of the Syosset School District

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