East Islip High School senior Tyler Rigo has signed a national letter of intent to play lacrosse at Colgate University in upstate Hamilton, N.Y., where he will be offered a scholarship.
The remarkable student-athlete has been a four-year starter in lacrosse, and was named captain for the 2011-2012 season. Also the star running back of the high school’s football team, Rigo was no slouch in the academic arena, earning National Honor Society recognition this year.
For his final lacrosse season in East Islip, coaches Joe Ancona and Jason Lavey are confident Rigo will get the job done. “We are looking for Tyler, as a senior, to generate offense,” said a proud Ancona. “Opponents are aware of his name and put their best defenders on him.”
Rigo is full of enthusiasm for his future home at Colgate. “It’s a beautiful campus,” he said. “I fell in love with it as soon as I visited and can’t wait to be there.” The 210-lb. lacrosse phenom will surely find new goals to achieve with Colgate coach Mike Murphy and the Raiders.