West Islip’s Class of 2023 will be well represented in college athletics


Fifteen student-athletes from West Islip High School committed earlier this month to playing for athletic programs at colleges across the country.

Ten of the seniors will continue playing lacrosse at the next level; two will play softball, one will swim and one each will play baseball and soccer. The district gathered the group at the high school for a ceremony to commemorate their signings.

Here’s the big list of college bound Lions:

Jaimey Hill: Lacrosse at the University of Colorado
Gianna Aliani: Lacrosse at SUNY Oneonta
Isabella Tomeo: Soccer at St. John’s University
Avery Lanzarotta: Lacrosse at Stetson University
Lauren LaMorte: Lacrosse at Kutztown University
Makayla Comer: Softball at Adelphi University
Madison Nicolosi: Lacrosse at Adelphi University
Morgan Einsetler: Swimming at Hartwick College
Gianna Gentile: Lacrosse at East Carolina University
Katerina DaSilva: Softball at SUNY Cortland
CJ Schwarz: Lacrosse at SUNY Albany
Patrick Keenan: Lacrosse at Fairfield University
Cole Sparks: Lacrosse at Limestone University
Cameron Dorfman: Lacrosse at Mercy College
Thomas McElwee: Baseball at SUNY Albany

Top photo: (Courtesy of West Islip School District) The student-athletes are pictured with West Islip High School Principal Dr. Anthony Bridgeman (second row far left) and West Islip School District Athletic Director Tim Horan (second row far right). First row: Jaimey Hill, Gianna Aliani, Isabella Tomeo, Avery Lanzarotta, and Lauren LaMorte. Second row: Makayla Comer, Madison Nicolosi, Morgan Einsetler, Gianna Gentile and Katerina DaSilva. Back row: CJ Schwarz, Patrick Keenan, Cole Sparks, Cameron Dorfman and Thomas McElwee.