Signing Day in 2020

From Towson to Rutgers to LIU to Furman— the list goes on for Wantagh Senior Sports Signing Day! Wantagh High School’s senior athletes recently signed away as they officially committed to their colleges. Mostly, as it is every year, the seniors consist of girls lacrosse players along with members of the girls soccer and girls volleyball teams. Girls Lacrosse had the majority of signings. 

Eleven WHS girls lacrosse players committed all over the country; only three decided to stay close to home. Leena Moussa committed to Mercy College for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Moussa says, “’A mission in action’ is Mercy College’s saying. My mission is to compete in lacrosse and become successful in my future job out of college. I knew this would be the right place for me to do so.”  

 Reilly Brady committed to Molloy College for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025.  Brady says, “I always knew that I didn’t want to stop playing lacrosse after high school. Molloy College was the perfect school for me because I get the privilege of being in the lacrosse program while also getting to study to become a nurse. It was a lot of hard work to get here but it certainly paid off and I’m so excited for my future as a Molloy Lion!” 

Alyssa Dvorznak committed to Pace University for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Dvorznak says, “When I first visited Pace, the atmosphere was amazing. The people were so welcoming, especially the team and coaches. The athletic program and education program at Pace is excellent.  I knew immediately Pace was the best school for me.” 

The lacrosse team has eight players going away to school, whether a few hours to a full plane ride away. In one state over, Shae Insinga committed to Sacred Heart University for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025.  Insinga says, “I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to play at the Division I level and continue the sport I love. Sacred Heart had the perfect campus I was looking for with an amazing coaching staff and team. I am excited to see where the next four years take me.” 

A few states north, Jillian Balkunas committed to Brown University for the Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Shannon Sullivan will continue to wear black and gold uniforms as a member of Towson University’s Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Next, Sabrina Caruso committed to Furman University for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Caruso says, “I loved the coaches and team when I sat down to talk with them, I knew I wanted a big campus, and Furman had both good academics and athletics so it met everything I could have wanted in a school.”

Makenna Boutin, another lacrosse recruit, committed to Rutgers University for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Shannon Smith committed to Lake Erie College for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025. Smith says, “While looking for colleges I looked towards smaller schools who had both strong academics and athletics. When I visited Lake Erie it wasn’t only exactly what I was looking for but it also had an amazing coaching staff and team who I fell in love with when I met them. I knew Lake Erie was where I wanted to further my athletic and academic career and I’m so excited to start this new chapter of my life there.” 

Lastly, but certainly not least, both Emma Gonsowski and Olivia Benedetto are continuing their journey together at Florida Southern College for Women’s Lacrosse Class of 2025.

Matiana Valdez has also chosen to stay close to home and has committed to LIU for Women’s Soccer Class of 2025. Valdez says, “I chose LIU because of the academic and athletic opportunities it had to offer. I wanted a school with small class sizes where I would be able to study nursing and play soccer at the D1 level. LIU also has a growing athletics program and I’m super excited to be a part of the team!” Valdez has achieved a great accomplishment as the only senior girl to commit for women’s soccer. 

Everyone in Wantagh is so excited for our committed seniors and cannot wait to see what opportunities await them! We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and hope they keep representing Wantagh at their respective schools.