06/11/13 7:00pm
06/11/2013 7:00 PM

RIVERHEAD COURTESY PHOTO | Riverhead senior Ashley Drozd, accompanied by her parents Mike and Lisa Drozd, signed to play soccer at Saint Peter’s University, a Division I college. High school principal David Wicks, varsity coach Hassan Oiawu, Ashley’s 8th grade soccer coach Maria Dounelis and guidance counselor Chris Martin joined her for a signing ceremony.

As a five-year varsity player, Ashley Drozd left behind a lasting legacy on the Riverhead girls soccer program. A team MVP as a junior and senior, Drozd set multiple school records during her career, including career goals with 43.

After a stellar career with the Blue Waves, Drozd will continue playing soccer beginning next fall at Saint Peter’s University. Drozd signed a letter of intent last week to continue her soccer career at the Division I school in Jersey City, N.J.

Drozd, who is in the top 11 percent of her graduating class, will receive partial scholarships for academics as well as athletics. She plans to major in biology with an eye toward becoming a physical therapist.

Drozd leaves Riverhead with the record for most goals in a game (5) as well as most goals in a season (23). She was an all-conference and two-time all-league player for the Blue Waves.