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East Meadow Athletes to Play Softball at LIU Post

Photo Credit: LIU Post.
Photo Credit: LIU Post.
A pair of East Meadow High School students have committed to continuing their softball careers at LIU Post. 

According to a release from the school, Claire Travis and Marisa San Antonio will be heading to the school next fall. 

Travis, an outfielder, was a three-sport athlete for the ­­­­­­­Jets, as she played field hockey, indoor track and softball. She was a Nassau County champion, Long Island champion and State finalist her junior season with the softball program. She earned a spot on the All-County team that year, and made All-League in 2013 for field hockey. Travis plays travel ball for Team Long Island.

"Claire is a right-handed hitting outfielder who has great speed, range and arm strength," Coach Jamie Apicella saiid. "We feel Claire can make an immediate impact in any one of our outfield positions. She is a good contact hitter with potential to bat anywhere in our lineup. Her work ethic speaks for itself."

"I chose to attend LIU Post because they have a competitive Division II softball program that I have been interested in since I first started looking at colleges," Travis said. "On the academic side of things, LIU Post also has a great business school that I admire. The distance from the university to home is perfect for me. I'm excited to start college and be a Pioneer!"

San Antonio, an outfielder/second baseman, is also a member of Team Long Island. She is a three-sport athlete for the Jets, playing field hockey, basketball and softball. She and Travis were Nassau County champions, Long Island champions and State finalists their junior season with the softball program. As a sophomore, she earned All-County kudos, and followed with All-Conference honors her junior campaign.

"Marisa is another speedy left-handed slapper who has the potential to be a triple threat at the plate," Apicella said. "She can play small ball, while keeping opposing defenses on their toes by spraying balls into the gaps. Marisa is a versatile athlete who can play anywhere in the outfield."

"I chose to attend LIU Post for the next four years for many reasons," San Antonio said. "Playing softball at LIU Post is just going to be a bonus; it will be something I enjoy doing at a place where I will enjoy attending. Both Coach Apicella and Coach Campagna were extremely nice and easy to talk to, which made choosing LIU Post a must, and I know it will be a place where I will be very happy."

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