East Islip High School senior Courtney Blake has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for Endicott College in Beverly, Mass.
The star pitcher’s reasons for committing to Endicott, a school renowned for its internship programs, are threefold. “It has a really good athletic training program, which I am majoring in,” she said, explaining her first reason. “Also, the location is beautiful.” Her third factor in selecting the college was more intangible but no less important. “I went to see a softball game at Endicott, and the girls seemed like a really big family. That matters to me.”