LB Coach and Teacher Makes Adelphi’s Athletic Hall of Fame

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The Long Beach Public Schools congratulates girls varsity lacrosse team head coach and Lindell School physical education teacher Rachel Ray for her induction to Adelphi University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Ms. Ray was formally welcomed to this prestigious list of star athletes on Oct. 11 during a ceremony held at Chateau Briand in Carle Place.

Adelphi Athletics’ 47th Hall of Fame Induction featured six esteemed individuals who have brought significant contributions to the university’s sports program. Ms. Ray was named the Adelphi University Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 and holds an impressive set of achievements on the field. She played lacrosse at Adelphi from 2006-2009, during which she became an All-Time Points Leader, two-time Division II national champion, MVP of the NCAA Division II Final Four and Senior All-Star Game, three-time All-American, NCAA Tewaaraton Trophy Top 25 nominee, two-time NCAA Tewaaraton “Watch List” honoree, NCAA Playoff All-Tournament team member, NCAA Statistical Champion for Most Assists in a NCAA tournament game and tournament, East Coast Conference Player of the Year and Division II Leader in Assists per Game.

In addition to providing 10 seasons of valuable guidance to the lacrosse team, Ms. Ray has served as an assistant coach for the Long Beach varsity boys soccer team and winter track team. She was recognized as Long Beach Coach of the Year in 2017.