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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Lettering in academics and athletics
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Donovan Berthoud/Herald
Three Lawrence High School seniors signed their national letters of intent to attend and play football at three different Division I schools. From left were, Assistant Superintendent Pat Pizzarelli, football coach Joe Martilotti, students Eddie Robinson, Tyler Fredericks, Islam Mohamed and high school Principal Dr. Jennifer Lagnado.

A three-sport athlete, Robinson, who played football, basketball and baseball at Lawrence, will attend Colgate. He is undecided on a major. Robinson won the New York Jets receiver award, given to the top pass-catcher in the county. He set a single-season Long Island record with 19 TD receptions. His career 28 career TD catches tied a L.I. mark, and he’s also the Nassau leader for receiving yards in a season with 1,156 and career with 2,013 yards.

“It is recognition of the program and it means all the hard work paid off,” he said.

If the past is any indicator, all three will have to be reminded of how they achieved their success. “From experience, I know I will get a call telling me how miserable they are and how hard it is, and I will tell them to tough it out,” said Martilotti, who has been the head coach for three years.

Assistant Superintendent for Student and Community Affairs Pat Pizzarelli, who also serves as the district’s athletic director, thinks that the students understand what they achieved. “I’m proud of you guys,” he said, “you get athletics and academics, well done.”

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