Twelve Seaford High School seniors have committed to continuing their sports careers at the collegiate level. The soon-to-be graduates will take their athletic abilities to colleges and universities across Long Island, New York State and the Northeast.
From the boys lacrosse team, four players have signed their letters of intent. Frank Gagliano will play for Molloy College, Timothy Russell for SUNY New Paltz, Andrew Searing for Stevenson University and Connor VanDusen for St. Joseph’s College.
Three members of the baseball team are off to play in college including Tom Lynch for Concordia College and Rich Apollo and Brian McCloskey for Nassau Community College.
Other commitments include: Isabella Diodati, Fairleigh Dickinson University, volleyball Paige Donovan, Sacred Heart University, bowling Julia Galante, Long Island University, cheerleading Jason Linzer, Stony Brook University, cross country and outdoor track Luke Sulli, Adelphi University, track and field
Including eight student-athletes who signed their letters of intent in the fall, a total of 20 members of Seaford’s Class of 2020 will play sports at the collegiate level, with more commitments still expected. Among seniors who played at least one sport, approximately 20 percent are continuing in college, well above the national average of 7 percent.
“Participating in sports at the collegiate level is a big commitment, balancing academic and athletic commitments, and we are confident Seaford’s student-athletes will succeed both on and off the field,” said Kevin Witt, director of physical education, health and athletics. “They made us proud as Vikings and we know they will continue to make us proud with their new teams.”