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Madisyn Pezzino Named Gatorade Player of the Year - June 2017Island resident Madisyn Pezzino has recently been named Gatorade Player of the Year for girls soccer in New York State. Madisyn left Grand Island High School early to start her studies and play soccer at Florida State this past semester. During her five year career with GI, she racked up 251 goals, breaking the New York state record last fall (234). See Buffalo News story by Ben Tsujimoto.
GI Youth Lacrosse - April 2017Grand Island Youth Lacrosse would like to announce open registration for its boys and girls summer lacrosse programs. Registration will begin on May 1 and will remain open until roster spots are filled. There will be teams for boys in grades 1-10, and for girls in grades 3-11. More information and registration is available at www.grandislandlacrosse.com.
23rd GBTC Annual Grand Island Half Marathon and 10k - April 2017
The 23rd GBTC Annual Grand Island Half Marathon and 10k is a Buffalo News Runner of the Year Race and is on Saturday, May 6, 2017. USATF certified flat, fast, out and back half marathon course starts at Beaver Island State Park and runs on West River Parkway along the scenic Niagara River. Fan Zones along the course to keep you pumped up! Premium long sleeve t-shirt, awards, door prizes and great post race party. A portion of the race proceeds will be donated towards a prostate cancer related charity. Commemorative medal to every Half Marathon finisher. Over 600 runners are expected to participate.
Sponsors include a number of Grand Island businesses - Elderwood at Grand Island (Premier), ThermoFisher Scientific (Platinum), Tops, Soma Cura and Dick & Jenny's. There will be various volunteer groups from Grand Island supporting the event, particularly the "Fan Zones". Registration is still open at www.grandislandhalfmarathon.com.
Pezzino Playing for WNY Flash Soccer - April 2017Islander Maddie Pezzino is now playing soccer for Florida State, but will be back this summer to play for the Western New York Flash. The Flash recently joined the United Women's Soccer league. The league was formed in 2015 to help fill the gap in the development of female soccer players between the collegiate game and professional & international games. Pezzino graduated from Grand Island High School early and has been playing in the spring season at FSU.
WNY Flash home schedule, matches played at Niagara Field at Niagara University: