Six Patchogue-Medford student-athletes commit to big-time colleges


A half-dozen student-athletes from this school year’s graduating class at Patchogue-Medford High School signed letters of intent this week to play sports at NCAA Division I and II colleges.

The group of seniors includes four boys’ lacrosse players. The Raiders lacrosse team, led by former Suffolk County, Division I, coach of the year Frank Padolecchia, went 8-8 last spring. With the four scholarship recipients in the fold, the team has high hopes for the spring 2024 season.

Rounding out the six is a field hockey player and a member of the baseball team.

Here’s a breakdown of who’s playing where, with photos taken by the district at the high school on signing day this week.

Zachary Maggiacomo — Lacrosse
Boston University

Jack Salke — Lacrosse
Lynn University

Carter Heuer — Lacrosse
Mercy College

Jacob Faison — Lacrosse
Anderson University

Rylee Wassmer — Field Hockey
Lock Haven University

Robbie Melo — Baseball
U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Photos: Instagram/Patchogue-Medford School District

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