27 William Floyd Student Athletes Committed to Play Collegiate Sports Next Fall

The William Floyd Athletic Department recently held its annual College Athletic Signing Day to recognize the efforts and achievement of William Floyd’s student athletes who are among the top six percent of all high school athletes in the nation who will play sports at the college level.

This year’s class of 27 male and female student athletes has been recruited to play various sports at Division I, II and III schools this upcoming fall. Leading this year’s class of student athletes is girls soccer standout Amber Birchwell who will bring her talents to NCAA Division I and play for the Providence College Friars.

“The hard work, dedication and perseverance of these student athletes has paid off,” said Mark Mensch, Athletic Director, William Floyd School District. “Competitive athletics, along with focusing on academics, has opened up a world of opportunity for these young men and women. I look forward to following their collegiate careers and seeing them compete at the next level.”

This year’s list consists of 17 males and 10 females from the sports of girls and boys lacrosse, girls and boys soccer, girls and boys cross country/track, girls and boys tennis, girls basketball, softball, baseball and football.

The following William Floyd student athletes have committed to participate in college athletics beginning in the fall of 2017:

Girls Basketball
Crystal Blair, City College of New York. Coach: Richard Sinclair.

Girls Lacrosse
Yaritza Caraballo, SUNY Old Westbury; Chloe Rizzo, Queens College; and Lexi Willets, Queens University of Charlotte, NC. Coach: Brian Midwinter.

Girls Soccer

Amber Birchwell, Providence College; and Michel Pagan-Rosario, Farmingdale State (also track). Coach: Matthew Sanders.

Softball
Danielle D’Angelo, Queens College; and Macy Kane, Queens College. Coach: Fred Luhrs.

Girls Tennis
Emily Fernandez, Kings College, PA. Coach: Dave Pia.

Girls Track

Michel Pagan-Rosario, Farmingdale State (also soccer); and Rebecca Ferguson, undecided. Coach: John Ryan.

Baseball
Michael DiGiovanni
, Mount St. Mary’s; James McAleavey, St. Joseph’s College; and Robert Brust, Caldwell University. Coach: Paul Longo.

Boys Cross Country/Track
Trevor Wilkins, Adelphi University; Tyler Wilkins, Adelphi University; and Nigel Green, undecided. Coach: Ed Noll.

Football
Greg Amato
, LIU Post; Brian Carney, Nassau County Community College; Rocky Davis, Nassau County Community College; Anthony Gonzalez Jr., Morrisville;  and Dom Latkowski, Hartwick College. Coach: Paul Longo.

Boys Lacrosse
Andrew Desmond
, Southern New Hampshire; and Cameron Rossi, New York Institute of Technology. Coach: Desmond Megna.

Boys Soccer
Tyler Faison
, Suffolk County Community College; Anthony Lipp, SUNY Potsdam; and Kevin Rivera, SUNY Oneonta. Coach: Paul Paniccia

Boys Tennis
Christopher Robertson
, SUNY Oneonta. Coach: Dave Pia.

Pictured are some of the William Floyd High School student athletes who have been accepted to play sports in college!

Check out the William Floyd School District flickr page to see more photos!

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