Three outgoing Oceanside High School seniors receive lacrosse and academic honors


This year, three senior lacrosse players from Oceanside High School were awarded for their successes in their final season of playing at the high school.

Seniors Alison Schwasnick and Kelsey Williams, both varsity lacrosse players, were rewarded for their accomplishments on the field and in the classroom as each earned U.S. Lacrosse academic All American honors, given to student athletes who show exemplary skills, sportsmanship, and scholarly prowess. Schwasnick was also selected as All County for this season. Both girls played five-years at the varsity level and enrolled in honors and AP courses throughout high school.

Williams credited good time management for her success in both academia and athletics, and Schwasnick added that consistently playing and training all-year-round helped her to manage such a packed schedule.

Additionally, Newsday selected senior Christina McCabe to Second Team All Long Island for lacrosse. A five-year varsity veteran herself, McCabe led the team in scoring, logging 43 goals in the 2017 season.

Their former coach of three years, Ken Dwyer, lauded the three for their commitment to both sport and school ever since they became varsity athletes in 8th grade.

Continuing the family tradition, all three of the girls’s fathers played college lacrosse at the Division I level. Schwasnick will continue her lacrosse career at Columbia University, Williams will play at Hobart and William Smith College, and McCabe will follow in her father’s footsteps at Syracuse University.