Congratulations to Mike Esposito for signing a letter of intent to play football at Gettysburg College next fall. Esposito was a co-captain of the football team this past season and played an intricate role on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and strong safety. Esposito is a true student-athlete who is focused and dedicated to academics as well as on the athletic field.
On Wednesday, May 11 Island Trees officially welcomed the arrival of a new baseball scoreboard for Island Trees High School. The new scoreboard, which has been described as the “best” high school scoreboard in Nassau County, will enable our baseball spectators to follow the score inning by inning, as well as, all of the balls, strikes, and outs throughout the course of the game. Dennis Dunne, elected to the Nassau County legislature in 1997 and who has been an incredible friend to the Island Trees school community for years, facilitated this endeavor for Island Trees High School. In addition, Joseph Belesi, recently elected to serve as a Nassau County legislator in the Island Trees area, was integral in securing the funding for this project.
On Saturday, June 4 Levittown resident Thomas Glenn will embark on a 100-mile run for local charity the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.
The run will begin from the John Theissen Children’s Foundation’s Family Fun Center, 1881 Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh at 11 a.m. Prior to the start of the run, supporters are welcome to come to the Kick-Off Party at the Fun Center and enjoy complimentary juice, coffee, and bagels beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Join the team, support Thomas’ efforts, and help sick and underprivileged children by sponsoring this worthwhile endeavor. Pledge forms are available at www.jtcf.org.
The Island Trees soccer team has announced that Andrew Willoughby signed his national letter of intent to play soccer at New York Institute of Technology. Willoughby was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. His most impressive season was his senior year.
As a captain, he led the team to a league championship and a run to the county semifinals. He led the league with six goals and nine assists, two of which came in dramatic style in overtime during the playoffs. Nassau County and New York State rewarded him for his season earning Conference Player of the Year, All County and All State. Willoughby will be attending NYIT on scholarship while studying business management.
The Bulldog track team had a triumphant showing at the “Green and Gold Invitational” held by the Lynbrook Track Team on Friday, May 6. This invitational included a dozen teams from across Nassau County.
Some of the highlights included:
Lucas Pugliese setting the Island Trees High School record in the 400-meter race with a time of 51.8 secs. He not only won that event, but he anchored the victorious 4 by 4 relay team.
Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes presented congratulatory signs to the Levittown Athletic Club (LAC) Girls’ Softball Team 2010 at the Azalea Road Field in Levittown. Pictured with the young players are Co-President Anthony Valente, Board Member Michael Scharff, U10 Coach Billy Budrewicz, Co-President Jeff Jones and Coach Michael Bridgwood.
On Monday, April 25, the girls’ track team had a really nice showing at the Derrick Adkins Invitational at Mitchell Complex. This invitational had top runners from all over the metropolitan area, and the Island Trees girls did well. They placed in the following events:
2nd place with a time of 1:49.00 in the 4 x 200: Theresa Hinshaw, Kelly Schultz, Emily Cramner, and Alexa Dolgos
The Lady Dawg’s track and field team of Island Trees has emerged as a true competitor this spring season, giving the team a spark it hasn’t had in some time. The small team of 22 girls has proven that “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
The team has a 6-2-league record, but that does justice for this team. This became obvious recently as the girls took second place despite winning eight of 11 running events.
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