Seven Long Beach Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Seven Long Beach Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
As one of the largest groups in ten years at Long Beach High School, seven seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Nov. 14 to signify their commitment to college sports teams. 

The athletes gathered in the high school library, where they were joined by family members, coaches, Principal Jeffrey Myers and Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Arnold Epstein for a celebration of their accomplishments. Mr. Epstein welcomed attendees and each student came up to the front of the room to make their decision official and receive applause. 

Ryan Aroesty is preparing to join the swim team at Southern Methodist University, while Kailey Skarren will do so at the University at Buffalo. Jillian Canner, Lexie Correia and Daisy Willard will play lacrosse at Marist College, Bryant University and Binghamton University, respectively. Grace Rosenberg and Kathleen Verastegui both plan to join college volleyball teams –Seton Hall University for Grace and Molloy College for Kathleen. 

“Only two percent of all the athletes in the country are awarded athletic college scholarships,” Mr. Epstein said. “When you consider that seven of our students are among two percent of 8 million high school athletes, this is a pretty elite group. Congratulations!”