Washington Headed to Boston; Bellizzi Signs with Virginia

Two of Rye’s premier soccer players recently signed National Letters of Intent, committing to play their sport at the collegiate level. Rye Country Day School senior Taylor Washington will attend Boston University, a perennial top 15 Division I college soccer program. The two-time FAA All-League player helped lead the RCDS soccer team to consecutive FAA championships in 2009 and 2010.

Taylor Washington and his parents, Marc and Jane Washington, at the signing

Washington has also been selected as a second team defender on the ESPNRISE Fall All-America Soccer Team. This is an outstanding accomplishment in light of the fact that of the 36 players selected, one has signed professionally, and 33 have signed with NCAA Division 1 soccer teams. Washington was one of three New York State players honored by ESPN.

Rich Savage, Rye girls’ soccer head coach, Lia Bellizzi, Patricia Taylor, Assistant Principal for Guidance, and Rob Castagna, Director of Athletics

Rye soccer star Lia Bellizzi also signed her National Letter, and will attend and play for the University of Virginia. RHS held an unofficial “signing session” February 7 for the senior and her parents, coaches, and other mentors.

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