Three East Islip athletic teams – middle school boys soccer, high school varsity boys golf and high school varsity girls tennis – were recently awarded sportsmanship awards from Section XI for the fall season.
“Out of all the middle schools in Suffolk County, only 15 schools received this award,” noted proud middle school soccer coach Ron Croteau.
“I am thankful that we won this award,” added golf coach Chris Robertson. “I would like to thank all the players, coaches and families for their support and great values which are instilled in the East Islip varsity golf team.”
The award winners are selected via a coaches’ rating system. After each match, coaches fill out a report about player, coach and fan sportsmanship. The highest combined total as well as coach input is factored into who wins. “Your team is rated every game by your opponent, and the teams with the highest sportsmanship rating are picked,” explained Croteau.