- Oyster Bay-East Norwich Schools
Athletes Commit to Playing Collegiate Sports
In a ceremony with family members, coaches, and staff, four Oyster Bay High School seniors were recognized for signing Letters of Intent to play sports at the college level. Runner Greta Flanagan will head to SUNY Geneseo where she will don the blue and white for the Geneseo Knights. Fencer Noah Rudnet will wear the burgundy and gray for the Vassar College Brewers. Fencer Anna Silver will join the maroon and white Lafayette College Leopards and soccer player Gabriella (Gaby) Treble will play for the navy, gold and sky blue Quinnipiac University Bobcats.
Known for her easy nature and sense of humor, Greta is a three-time All County cross country runner who earned All State her sophomore year by placing in the top 20 at the New York State Championships. In track, she has been a fixture at the top of the division, conference, and county in the 1500m and 3000-meter runs. She holds several school records including the 5k cross country course at Sunken Meadow, the winter track 800-meter race, and relay races such as the 4x400 and 4x800. On her team, Greta is dominant in every race and her records will stand for several years.
Noah’s talent for fencing was noticed as a freshman when he earned a starting position in Saber. As a sophomore he won the Most Improved Award, amassed 15 wins and was Saber team caption for two years. He holds a current record of 10-7 and is team captain this year. Described as “everything coaches look for in an athlete,” Nicholas also excels at soccer and lacrosse. This year in lacrosse, he will be starting goalie as well as team captain.
A varsity fencer for five years, Anna was named All County, second team, twice, once as a sophomore when she had 27 wins and 6 losses, and as a junior when she had 22 wins and 6 losses. She is in her second year as Foil captain and has a current record of 16-3. Described as “a true team player who works hard from start to finish,” Anna also captains the Field Hockey team. She plays midfield, one of the most demanding positions, and runs track. She was the top-400 hurdler in all of County Class C in spring track and is also a formidable competitor in the 800-meter race and 100-meter hurdles. Anna was a multiple event scorer in the 2019 division championships in which the girls' team took first place.
Described as “hardworking, determined and reliable,” Gabriella has taken on various roles on the girls’ soccer team over the past four years. She is an athlete that excels not only in soccer, but in track and basketball as well. In spring track, she was a state qualifier in the 100m, 100-meter hurdles and pentathlon. Gaby’s skill helped earn the track team become Division 4 champions in 2019 and the best in in all of County Class C. Gaby has had to battle a torn ACL injury during her junior year, yet her strength and resilience enabled her to rise above that setback and pursue her athletic goals.
“We are thrilled to see these talented athletes who have shined on the playing field here in Oyster Bay commit to playing their sports on the collegiate level,” said Mr. Kevin Trentowski, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health. “Not only will they be great assets to their college teams next year, but they will also be assets to their chosen institutions. We wish them the best of luck in their college careers.”
Standing, from left, are Athletics Director Mr. Kevin Trentowski, Oyster Bay High School Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher, senior-athletes Greta Flanagan, Anna Silver, Gabriella Treble, and Noah Rudnet, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni.