Photos: Eleven SWR lax players ink college signings

BILL LANDON PHOTO | Four members of the Shoreham-Wading River boys lacrosse team signed Letters of Intent, including (from left) Tim Rotanz, Ryan Stern, Alex Houlihan and Jake Kavanagh. Seven girls lacrosse players signed letters of intent, including Paulina Constant, Lauren Lustgarten, Alyssa Pearce, Alex Fehmel, Meredith Bushell, Jessica Angerman and Clare Blomberg. Chelsea Hawks (second from the right) signed to play softball.

After winning a pair of state championships in June, the Shoreham-Wading River boys and girls lacrosse teams had a total of 11 athletes sign letters of intent during the early signing period this month.

Shoreham senior Tim Rotanz signed with the University of Maryland after verbally committing to the longtime lacrosse powerhouse a year earlier. Rotanz, son of lacrosse coach Tom Rotanz, is the school’s all-time leader in career points with another season still to play.

As a sophomore Rotanz tallied a Long Island-best 110 points and followed that with a 91-point season last year in leading the Wildcats to the state title. He scored five goals with two assists in the championship game.

By the end of his senior season Rotanz will likely own school records for goals and assists.

Also signing letters of intent from the boys lacrosse team were Alex Houlihan with Southern New Hampshire University, Ryan Stern with LIU Post and Jake Kavanagh with St. Leo’s University.

The girls lacrosse team, after winning its fifth state championship, had seven girls sign to play in college. Last year’s tournament Most Valuable Player Alex Fehmel signed with Fairfield University. Two players signed with Ohio State University: Meredith Bushell and Paulina Constant. Bushell, a defenseman, originally committed to defending national champion Northwestern before deciding on Ohio State. Verbal commitments are non-binding.

Lauren Lustgarten signed with Central Connecticut, Jessica Angerman signed with Michigan, Alyssa Pearce signed with Sacred Heart and Clare Blomberg signed with Merrimack College.

One softball player joined the mix as Chelsea Hawks signed with Molloy College. Hawks has started on the mound for the past three years for Shoreham.

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