Scholar Athletes Excel in East Islip


Nine of East Islip High School’s varsity teams were recent recipients of the Scholar Athlete Team Award, courtesy of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. “The NYSPHSAA’s Scholar Athlete award honors teams for their commitment to academic success,” explained East Islip’s Athletic Director Stephen Restivo. The East Islip teams lauded for their dedicated attention to both grades and games were girls cross-country, boys cross-country, football, boys golf, girls gymnastics, girls soccer, boys soccer, girls tennis and girls volleyball.

Other accolades  given out at the high school’s Dec. 15 awards night were Minds in Motion league and division plaques for girls soccer, field hockey, and boys golf, as well as all-league, all-division, all-tournament, all-county, all-state and all-American awards. The East Islip Athletic Booster Club also presented the White Letter Award to a senior on each team who excels in academics.

Photos by Glenn Reed