Central and building administrators, staff, coaches, family and friends gathered in Oyster Bay High School’s Hall of Fame area to honor senior student-athletes Kayla Cronin and Taylor Hall on June 2. Hosted by Eric Bramoff, director of health, physical education and athletics, Kayla and Taylor made their college commitments during a small ceremony to continue their athletic careers.
Kayla committed to SUNY Morrisville where she will join the equestrian team. She will be following her passion for working with horses and will be going into equine rehabilitation. Although Oyster Bay High School does not offer an equestrian team, Kayla has been riding horses since she was a child and has had a successful equestrian career. She placed third overall in her first show series ever, has earned 43 ribbons and has worked with former Olympians.
Since she does not have a coach from the school, Kayla’s American Sign Language teacher Nicolle Sisia shared a few words about Kayla as a star student.
“She has the ambition and personal initiative, and I truly believe that she can achieve any goal that she sets for herself,” Ms. Sisia said. “She will be a remarkable addition to SUNY Morrisville.”
Taylor committed to Sacred Heart University where she will join the Pioneers fencing team. She has been a valuable member of the Oyster Bay High School fencing team throughout her high school career. Taylor is a four-year varsity starter and a two-year varsity captain. As a junior, she received All-County honorable mention and as a senior, she made All-County second team where she finished fifth in the county. Taylor’s fencing coach John Bruckner shared more about her fencing achievements and wished her the best of luck as she continues onto the collegiate level.
“It has indeed been a pleasure to know Taylor these past four years and to see her grow as a student, an athlete and a leader,” he said. “I believe she will do well in college and beyond.”
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central Schools congratulates both Kayla and Taylor on their new milestones and wishes them the best of luck!