East Islip Honors Girls Soccer Teamwork


The high school’s girls varsity soccer team and Coach Julie Susskind were recently honored for their teamwork by the district at a recent Board of Education meeting, with senior midfielder Rachel Florenz specifically recognized for being named Newsday Athlete of the Week.

“They started their journey in August and worked very hard to achieve their goals,” said Athletic Director Stephen Restivo. “They meshed as a team, setting a fine example for our upcoming freshmen, sophomores and JV players. Their record was 9-3-2, which is phenomenal. As underdogs, they lost 1-0 to Deer Park in the second round of playoffs. They left everything on the field. It was one of the most exciting games I’ve seen while I’ve been here at East Islip.”