East Islip High School senior Ken Pastore has signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Albright College. The Redmen defenseman will major in criminal justice while attending Albright, a private college founded in 1856 in Reading, Penn.
Albright’s lacrosse program is brand new; it became a varsity-level sport in 2011 and began competition this spring. With Jake Plunket as their first head coach, the varsity Lions finished 16-3 in their inaugural season and played in the 2012 Commonwealth Conference men's lacrosse championship game.
“I really like the school and the coach,” said Pastore, explaining his selection. “I also think Albright’s educational programs are very good,” he added.
East Islip lacrosse coach Joe Ancona was also pleased with Pastore’s choice. “Albright is a really good fit for Ken’s style of play,” he said.