05/26/15 10:00am
05/26/2015 10:00 AM
RJ Foster will play football and lacrosse at Dean College. He was joined by his parents Edith and Roger for a signing ceremony as well as athletic director Bill Groth (from left) varsity coach Vic Guadagnino, guidance counselor Chris Martin and assistant principal Sean O'Hara. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

R.J. Foster will play football and lacrosse at Dean College. He was joined by his parents Edith and Roger for a signing ceremony as well as athletic director Bill Groth (from left), varsity coach Vic Guadagnino, guidance counselor Chris Martin and assistant principal Sean O’Hara. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Deciding which college to attend can be an overwhelming process for any high school student. Add in athletics to the mix and it can become even more daunting.

For a select few athletes, the decision also becomes which sport to play in college.  (more…)

05/13/15 12:00pm
05/13/2015 12:00 PM
Aneisha Scott, a former Riverhead lacrosse player, played on the conference championship winning St. Joseph's College lacrosse team this spring. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Aneisha Scott, a former Riverhead lacrosse player, played on the conference championship winning St. Joseph’s College lacrosse team this spring. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

There’s the attackman who tore her ACL as a senior in high school. There’s the girl from Rocky Point who had never played lacrosse. There’s the goalkeeper who got peppered with goals in high school, losing nearly every game.

The bios of the women who make up the St. Joseph’s College lacrosse team read unlike most championship-caliber squads. They are not the high school All-Americans, the women whose pictures constantly appeared in newspapers, the prolific goal scorers.

They are the diamonds in the rough.  (more…)

04/18/15 4:00pm
04/18/2015 4:00 PM
Nick Longo. (Credit: Saint Rose Athletics/Tom Killips)

Nick Longo. (Credit: Saint Rose Athletics/Tom Killips)

Nick Longo of Wading River, a senior at The College of Saint Rose (N.Y.), was named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for the period ending March 29. Longo posted a 6.23 goals against average and a .755 save percentage throughout the week.

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03/14/15 12:00pm
03/14/2015 12:00 PM
The rough winter left McKillop Field covered in snow, which has finally begun to melt, delaying the sod installation as the field undergoes renovations. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The rough winter left McKillop Field covered in snow, which has finally begun to melt, delaying the sod installation as the field undergoes renovations. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Riverhead lacrosse teams will have a new, temporary home this season as Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field is renovated.  (more…)

12/12/14 4:00pm
12/12/2014 4:00 PM
Riverhead senior John Roca was joined by his sister Jenna and father John, as well as varsity coach Vic Guadagnino (standling, left) and athletic director Bill Groth for his signing. (Credit: Riverhead schools)

Riverhead senior John Roca was joined by his sister Jenna and father John, as well as varsity coach Vic Guadagnino (standling, left) and athletic director Bill Groth for his signing. (Credit: Riverhead schools)

Riverhead senior John Roca signed to play lacrosse next year at Dowling College. A goalkeeper for the Blue Waves, Roca will receive an academic/athletic scholarship to attend the Division II school.  (more…)

11/25/2014 2:00 PM
Eleven Shoreham-Wading River student-athletes signed to continue playing their sports in college next year. (Credit: SWR schools)

Eleven Shoreham-Wading River student-athletes signed to continue playing their sports in college next year. The signees were: (seated, from left): Alex Hutchins, Madison Dwyer, Emily DeGennaro, James Szymanski and Caitlin Mirabell; (standing, from left) Lauren Daly, Manuela Cortes, Christian Clarkin, Ryan Bray, Steven Weindler and Jack Zukowski. (Credit: SWR schools)

From gymnastics to lacrosse, Shoreham-Wading River was well represented during the early signing period.

Eleven students signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year, highlighted by three students signing to major Division I programs.  (more…)