Perrone to Play Two College Sports


High school senior and and Scholar-Athlete Angelina Perrone signed a National Letter of Intent on Dec. 6 to play field hockey and lacrosse next fall for Belmont Abbey in Belmont, North Carolina.

“It’s a small school, which makes for a better living experience, and is in a beautiful area,” said Perrone, who plans to major in sports management. “It’s only 15 minutes from Charlotte, which has major sports teams, which will be helpful for internships.”

A three-sport athlete, Perrone plays forward for the varsity field hockey team and midfielder on the varsity lacrosse squad; she also is a member of the varsity basketball team.

Perrone has played field hockey since seventh grade. Participation on both East Islip’s and travel teams helped grow her passion for the sport. She joined the varsity as a freshman and made an immediate impact, scoring a hat trick and game-winning goal in a memorable game against Smithtown West. She was named All-Tournament in 2013 and 2014, and All-Conference in 2015 and 2016, the latter despite missing much of the season due to an ankle injury. She also has played for the Strong Island travel team, which toured Europe, and the bronze-winning USA Futures team, which trains athletes for the Junior Olympics.

Her lacrosse story is similar, as she started the sport in seventh grade and honed her ability with both the Lady Redmen and the Raid travel team. She began on attack, then switched to defense, but when she joined the varsity as a sophomore, she was moved to midfield to take a more multifaceted role, which helped her become more skilled. She was named All-Tournament in 2016.

Perrone also joined the East Islip junior varsity girls basketball team as a freshman, and made the varsity team as a junior.