Ten outstanding Sayville students-athletes signed letters of intent earlier this week to attend and play sports for Division I and II athletic programs in college next school year.
The group of seniors included a half-dozen members of the Golden Flashes’ girls lacrosse team.
As juniors, the girls helped lead Sayville girls lacrosse to a 12-2 record and a berth in the county playoffs.
The commits also included two players from Sayville’s boys lacrosse team, a four-year starting catcher from the baseball team and a member of the girls soccer team.
The list of colleges was a cross section of prestigious institutions that include Army West Point and the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.
The school district gathered the entire group for a signing day event. The student-athletes were each photographed with their families.
Photos of the commits
Jack Quinlan: Baseball at Army West Point
Quinlan is a four-year varsity starting catcher. During his freshman season in 2019, Quinlan was behind the plate for Sayville pitcher Brock Murtha’s no-hit performance in the Long Island championship game. Last spring as a junior, he hit .371 with 3 home runs and 23 RBIs.
Allison Reilly: Lacrosse at Army West Point
Reilly statered playing varisty lacrosse in eighth grade. She also plays soccer and is a member of the Science National Honor Society, Leadership Club, World Languages Honor Society and Key Club.
Isabella Graziano: Lacrosse at Flagler College
Graziano is four-year varsity player. Last spring, during her junior year season, she scored 17 goals and had 8 assists. She also plays soccer.
Jessica Harclerode: Lacrosse at St. Leo University
A three-year varsity player, Harclerode made 85 saves playing goalie for Sayville last season. She is a member of the high school’s Leadership Club.
Brigid Manning: Lacrosse at Jacksonville University
A four-year varsity player, Manning moved from defense to midfield last spring. She earned All County Honorable Mention honors after scoring 19 goals with 6 assists. She also plays soccer and basketball at Sayville and is a member of Mathletes and the Science National Honor Society.
Jordan Messina: Lacrosse at Yale University
Messina is five-Year member of Sayville’s girls varsity lacrosse team and a four-year member of the soccer team. She was the lacrosse team’s leading scorer during the 2021 season before suffering an injury. She is member of the Science National Honor Society, Athletes Helping Others, Anchor Club and Mathletes.
Natasha Yajadda: Lacrosse at University of Pennsylvania
Yajaada is four-year varsity lacrosse player. She has earned Academic All American, All County and All Division honors, averaging 7 ground balls and 5 clears a game. She is among the most feared defenders on Long Island. She also plays soccer and is a member of the Science National Honor Society, Athletes Helping Others and Mathletes.
Devin Lillis: Soccer at Duquesne University
Lillis is a four-year varsity soccer player who earned All State honors and helped lead Sayville to two appearances in the county playoffs. She has been deemed one of the top players in New York state. She is a member of the Science National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society.
Jason Filosa: Lacrosse at Long Island University
Fliosa is a two-year varsity lacrosse player. Last season, he created 28 turnovers and picked up 21 ground balls. He also played two seasons of varsity football.
Brendan O’Rourke: Lacrosse at Adelphi University
A midfielder, O’Rourke is a two-year varsity lacrosse player. He played two seasons of varsity football, where he was credited for switching positions from tight end/fullback to starting right tackle for the good of the team.
Above photos are courtesy of Sayville schools.