Four Girls Lax Seniors Sign for College

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Four terrific senior girls lacrosse players – Hannah Calarco, Alexa Fusco, Alyssa Levy and Rachel Schlesinger – signed national letters of intent on Nov. 13, committing to continue their athletic careers next fall in college.

Calarco, who plays midfield/attack, will attend Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she plans to major in physical education. An Honor Roll student, she has been on the varsity lacrosse team for four years, was named a Scholar-Athlete and earned 2019 All-County honorable mention. Calarco also played for the Legacy travel lacrosse team.

Fusco, a middle defender, will play for Long Island University team, where she will major in mathematics and secondary education.  A member of the varsity team since her freshman year, Fusco earned All-Division honors for the last two years and the Suffolk Zone award. A multi-sport athlete, she played on the varsity basketball team for three years as well as the varsity soccer team for all four years, earning All-Division and All-County honors in the latter sport. Fusco serves as president of the school’s Girls Leaders Club and vice president of the Foreign Language National Honor Society, and is a member of its National Honor Society, Yearbook Club and symphony orchestra.

Levy, who plays attack, will attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is undecided on a major. A lacrosse player since prekindergarten, Levy has been on the varsity team all four years of high school, earning All-County honors twice as well as All-County honorable mention. She also played for three years on EI’s varsity field hockey team, earning All-County honors twice as well as All-Division and All-Tournament honors; on the school’s basketball team for one year; and for the Legacy travel lacrosse team since seventh grade. Levy is a member of the school’s National Honor Society, Foreign Language National Honor Society, Girls Leaders Club and Yearbook Club.

Schlesinger, a goalie, signed with Rollins University in Winter Park, Florida, where she plans to study pre-med and major in biology. A four-year varsity lacrosse starter, she earned All-Division honors. As an athlete, Schlesinger earned Scholar-Athlete and High Minds in Motion awards, and was also a member of both the East Islip varsity swim team and Legacy lacrosse travel team since seventh grade. She is a member of the school’s SADD club and Key Club.

“It has been an incredible experience watching this group develop as athletes,” said Steven Levy, East Islip’s varsity girls head coach. “I have had the pleasure of being in the front row throughout their careers. They are a special group of athletes, students and members of our community.”