- Oyster Bay-East Norwich Schools
Four More to Play Collegiate Sports
Four Oyster Bay High School senior-athletes were recognized for committing to collegiate sports teams during two separate ceremonies before family members, coaches and staff.
Basketball player Max Weinberg will wear the green and ivory for the SUNY Old Westbury Panthers. Football player Zach Hornosky will don the green and white for the Stevenson University Mustangs. Cross country and track runner Izzy Silver will wear the cardinal red and gray for the Muhlenberg College Mules and teammate Nicholas Tardugno will wear the red and black for the Stony Brook University Seawolves.
Max led the Baymen in scoring 21.0 rebounds 13.0 and blocks 3.5 this past season and finished his career at Oyster Bay with an outstanding performance in a victory against Island Trees recording 30 points 14 rebounds and a career high 7 blocks. Max is considered a lead-by-example player who always plays with a combination of power, intensity, and energy. He is known for practicing with a calm, fun-loving attitude that also demands hard work and accountability from his teammates.
Zack is a three-sport athlete who decided to continue his athletic career playing football for Stevenson University. According to Coach Dan Ruskowski, Zack is a vocal leader who looks to build off his junior season success. At the West Hempstead game his junior year, he was able to overcome the obstacles thrown at him and lead his team to a comeback lead late in the game. “Stevenson University is getting a special young man who has the ability to put a smile on your face, lead a team and put a win in the books, Coach Ruskowski said.
Izzy Silver is a two-time all-county athlete in cross country, and 4-year member of the varsity team. He has attended summer running camps, led teammates on group runs, and has been the team statistician for several years. He has helped lead the team to 3 consecutive undefeated division championships, an undefeated conference championship in 2019, and is a two-time state qualifier as a member of the team. Since joining the team as a freshman, he has helped the team earn a record of 44 wins and only 6 defeats. Izzy is Division Champion in the 110 hurdles, and earned All Division in the 3200m run and All County honors with his third-place finish in the 4 x 800m relay.
Nicholas is a four-year varsity member of the Cross Country team who has been recognized as one of the top runners in Nassau County and throughout Long Island. He led the team to three undefeated division championships, and this year became the Class 3 County Champion, defeating all athletes from Class C schools, and from 12 Class B schools. Nick culminated his Oyster Bay Cross Country career by winning the Class C race this past April. Nick is the County Champion in the boys 3200m run and earned All County honors as a member of the 4 x 800 relay. Both Izzy and Nick ran their last races for Oyster Bay at the Section VIII Championships.
“We are so proud to see these talented athletes take their athletic abilities to the next level at their respective colleges and universities,” said Mr. Kevin Trentowski, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health. “We know that they will be great assets to their teams and wish them the best of luck in their athletic careers.”
At left, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Francesco Ianni, Deputy Superintendent Maureen Raynor, Athletics Director Mr. Kevin Trentowski, Counseling Supervisor Ms. Sabrina Meehan, student-athletes Zach Hornosky and Max Weinberg, School Counselor Ms. Rebecca Lieberman and Oyster Bay High School Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher.
At right are Dr. Ianni, track coaches Mr. Kevin Cotter and Mr. Chris Weber, student-athletes Izzy Silver and Nick Tardugno, Ms. Lieberman, Ms. Meehan and Mr. Trentowski.