Athletics, Health & Physical Education Department
Ryan Smith to Play Lax for Hofstra
Senior Ryan Smith signed a national letter of intent on Nov. 12 to play lacrosse for Hofstra University, where he plans to major in physical education.
A midfielder, the 2021 team captain for East Islip joined the varsity team as a sophomore, when the team played in the county championship game. He earned a Scholar-Athlete award in 2019. Smith, who also plays club lacrosse for Legacy, is a member of the school’s Foreign Language National Honor Society and the Town of Islip Youth Board.
Sophia Worst Signs with Wagner
High school senior Sophia Worst signed a national letter of intent on Nov. 12 to play field hockey for Wagner College, a Division I school in Staten Island. Her major is undecided.
The 2020 team captain, a defender, is a four-year varsity starter. She won All-Division honors in 2019 and the Scholar-Athlete award in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Worst, a member of the school’s National Honor Society, also plays for the Strong Island club team, which qualified to play in the USA Field Hockey National Indoor Tournament in 2019 and 2020. She has participated in USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program since freshman year, and was selected to play on the New York State team for the National Futures Championship and the AAU Junior Olympic Games.