OBHS Senior Athletes to Play Collegiate Sports
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Varsity Track & Field athlete Brian Casey will join the blue and orange Hawks at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Brian, a dedicated athlete and leader who pushed himself to reach his personal and team goals as a runner, earned All-County honors during the Cross Country and Winter Track seasons. In the spring season, he earned All-Division honors in three separate events, set numerous personal records, and nearly qualified for the New York State Championship meet.
Maggie McNamara, will don purple and white when she becomes a Mammoth at Amherst College in Massachusetts to compete on their Div. I Swimming and Diving team. Maggie, who competed for the Baymen in Track and Field where she earned All-County honors in Cross Country and Spring Track, has also been a fierce competitor in swimming and diving outside of school. Maggie qualified three years in a row for Junior Nationals, sponsored by the National Club Swimming Association, and was awarded the 2019 Lenny Galluzzi Memorial Scholarship by the Metropolitan Swimming Board of Directors, awarded to one female and one male swimmer who demonstrates “strength and fortitude.”
Varsity lacrosse player Jessica Duggan, a four-year starter at the attack position, will head to Stetson University in Florida to represent the Div.I Hatters. Jessica, who can play both attack and midfield roles effectively, holds the school record for career assists and assists in a season.
Varsity Fencer Isabella Rosenthal will wear red and gray for the Ducks at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Bella is a six-year fencer for the Baymen and a five-year starter on the team. She received four All-County honors and was captain of the team for three years.
Varsity Field Hockey player Lindsay Gorney will head to Framingham State University in Massachusetts where she will wear gold and black for the Rams. Lindsay made big impressions with her astonishing air dribbling skills and has led the offensive line with her determination and perseverance.
Six Oyster Bay High School athletes recently committed to playing collegiate sports. Seated, from left, are Kaitlin Pellechia, Jessica Duggan, Brian Casey, Maggie McNamara and Isabella Rosenthal. Standing, from left, are Athletics Director Mr. Kevin Trentowski, lacrosse coach Mr. Charles Rizzuto, track coach Mr. Chris Weber, fencing coach Mr. John Bruckner and Oyster Bay High School Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher.
Lindsay Gorney was recognized in a separate ceremony for commiting to play field hockey at Framingham State University.
Lindsay was captain of the team this season. She is a scholar athlete and recipient of the Oyster Bay Field Hockey Coach’s Award.
Mr. Kevin Trentowski, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health, honored the athletes in ceremonies before family members, coaches and staff members.
“These students are models of excellence both on and off the field,” Mr. Trentowski said. “Each one will be an asset to their teams next year. We wish them well and believe that the skills they learned at Oyster Bay High School will help them become successful at the college level.”