Trio of Falcons Sign College Letters


High school seniors Ayinde Briggs, Victoria Major and Adam Zimmerman signed National Letters of Intent on May 16 to continue their athletic careers in college next fall. They were congratulated by their proud families and Athletic Director Dominick Fontana.

Briggs will play football at Malone University in Canton, Ohio this fall, where he plans to major in nursing.

“I liked the vibe of the campus, and the way they treat their players,” he said about his selection of Malone.

A well-rounded All-County athlete, Briggs was named MVP of the Falcons this season.

Major will join the track team at Adelphi University in Garden City, where she plans to study social work and education.

“The location was important, because I wanted to be close to my family,” Major said regarding her choice of Adelphi, also citing the school’s educational merits.

Deer Park’s indomitable team captain, Major won the Suffolk County and Long Island high jump championships this year, and finished fourth in the state en route to an All-League and All-County season.

Zimmerman will attend Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida on a bowling scholarship. He will major in sports management.

“Webber was the school I thought I’d fit in the best with, and their bowling program is awesome,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman’s remarkable career at Deer Park includes four state titles. This year, he won the high school singles championship at the Suffolk County Singles Doubles Tournament and Suffolk County and bowled 300 games on 10 occasions.