Three high school seniors – Malik Edmead, Samantha Giroux and Alexa Skoubas – signed national letters to continue their athletic careers in college next fall. The three students were recognized in a Nov. 20 ceremony in the high school library, attended by proud friends and family members, Athletic Director Dominick Fontana, and Principal Charles Cobb.

Edmead, a point guard for the Falcons, will play basketball for Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. His major is undecided. During his Deer Park tenure, Edmead received All-County and All-Long Island honors, and was named his team’s MVP.
“Merrimack was the best fit for me,” Edmead said.

Giroux signed to play lacrosse for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she plans to major in physical therapy. A three-year team captain, she earned All-League and All-Division recognition in her freshman and sophomore years and was named Suffolk County Rookie of the Year while still in eighth grade.

“Virginia Tech has great academics, a beautiful campus, a great lacrosse program with a great coaching staff, and big school spirit,” Giroux said of her choice. “It felt like a home away from home.”

Skoubas will attend Iona College in New Rochelle, where she will study pre-med. Her high school lacrosse honors include All-Division, All-County Honorable Mention, Sportsmanship Award and team MVP.

“When I was at Iona, the coaches and girls made me feel right at home,” Skoubas said. “Also, being only an hour away from home will allow my family to come and support me at all of my games.”