Nine NS High School Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Director of Athletics Don Lang proudly announced that nine North Shore High School senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) this May 2021. A Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an institution. Once signed, the institution agrees to provide that student with financial aid (if eligible under the NCAA rules) for one academic year in exchange for that student’s agreement to attend the institution for one academic year. Additionally, all colleges and universities that participate in the NLI program agree to not recruit these student athletes once he or she signs the NLI.


Congratulations go out to the following North Shore athletes who are featured with balloons and wearing clothing from the schools that they will be attending next Fall 2021:

Student                                 School                                              Sport

Chris Bartlett                           SUNY Maritime                                  Baseball
Aiden Mandell                         University of Chicago                         Football
Tayler Smith                           Hartwick College                                Football
Philip La Rosa                        SUNY New Paltz                                Basketball
Francesca Corozzo                SUNY New Paltz                                Lacrosse
Vasilis Ganasoulis                  Vassar College                                   Soccer
Madison Berry                        Farmingdale State College                 Soccer
Jules Firouztale                      University of Delaware                       Track & Field
Lorenzo Recine                      Nassau Community College               Football     (** Not in attendance for event and photo)


All of the students along with their families expressed excitement and joy to achieve this impressive accomplishment for all of their hard work and dedication.

At the National Letter of Intent ceremony, Mr. Lang praised these student-athletes while thanking their parents and encouraging all those in the audience to recognize and celebrate their tremendous success. Congratulations to all and best of luck next year!


Article and photos by Shelly Newman