BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
The boys varsity track and field team excelled yet again, this time at the division championship track meet held at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station on May 21 and 23. The team was led by two exceptional All-Division athletes, senior Jerel Williams (who won the 400-meter run) and junior Andrew Sharkey (placing second in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles). Both set new East Islip High School records in their events. Williams broke the previous 400-meter record time of 50.24 (set by Bill Romaine in 1973) with his new time of 49.87, while Sharkey broke his own school record with a new time of 57.96. Other notable performances included David Nappi and Corey Fitchett (tied for fifth place in pole vault), Jesse Friel (seventh place in pole vault), Brandon Vuolo (sixth place in shot put), Nick Croce (sixth place in high jump).  “Great job by all who competed!” said coach James Connell.

GIRLS VARSITY LACROSSE

After East Islip beat Northport on May 21 in the second round, they faced Ward Melville in the semifinals. The May 23 game was won by Ward Melville, 13-5. East Islip’s scorers were
Lisa Olen (2 goals), Nicole Levy (1 goal), Elizabeth Vetter (1 goal) and Carlee Ancona (1 goal). Krista Ancona made 3 saves.

GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LACROSSE

The East Islip Middle School girls lacrosse team won their last game on May 23, beating William Floyd 13-9. Taylor Lundin scored 4 goals, Rachel Florenz scored 3 and Veronica Saager scored 2. Amanda Moccaldi, Sara Wright, Samantha Levey and Molly O'Neill each netted a goal apiece. “Congratulations to the entire team for an amazing season,” said coach Melissa Love.

SOFTBALL
In a Suffolk County AA first-round game, East Islip demolished Centereach on May 22, shutting them out 10-0. Winning pitcher Courtney Blake threw a 6-hitter with 5 strikeouts; Kelsey Fileccia went 1-for-2 with a 3-run home run and 3 runs scored; and Heather Zenk was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
In round 2, East Islip faced Commack on May 24 and won 3-2. Shelby Heyward hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, while Faith Padro added a run-scoring double.
In the semifinal game on May 26, East Islip and Blake upset top-seeded Bay Shore 4-3 to send EI into the finals against Longwood. Fileccia hit a go-ahead RBI single to break the 3-3 tie