Through the end of this past season, an amazing 51 West Islip players were playing college lacrosse.

Look for that trend to continue. In a moment, we’ll recap all the Lions who will join programs this fall.

But first, we have news of a rising senior commitment for West Islip, which has won three Class A state titles the last four years.

Rising senior attackman Rob Moore, who has committed to the upstart program at Jacksonville University, has joined classmates Nicky Galasso (attack, North Carolina) and Andrew Hodgson (midfield, Towson).
As for the Class of 2009, a whopping 15 Lions are bound for college programs.
Here’s the rundown:

Bryan Badolato,  attack,   Sacred Heart

Patrick Burke , midfield, Kean

Nick  Cestaro, midfield, Kean

Tom  Clifford , midfield, Kean

Shane  Craig, attack,  Cortland State

Scott  Mattera, defense, Cortland  State

Mike  McCormack, defense,  Yale

Ian  Braddish, midfield, UNC

Ryan Zaremba, goaltender, West Point Prep

Kevin  Dolan, midfielder, Air Force Prep

Patrick  Ramsbotham, attack, SUNY  Maritime

Cory  Gallagher, midfield, SUNY  Maritime
Mike Mellone, attack, SUNY Maritime
Jerry  Nobile, long-stick midfielder, Hofstra
James  Sagl, goal, Goucher College

Special thanks to our friend Syracuse, who obtained the update from West Islip coach Scott Craig.

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2 Responses to “Moore joins Galasso, Hodgson as Class of 2010 West Islip commits”

  1. lionfan says:

    Very good player and an even better kid, Congratulations Rob

  2. Terry says:

    Just amazing the number of college players this program has turned out and continues to turn out. Has to be #1 among HS programs in the USA.

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