Varsity Lions Win Third Consecutive Divisional Football Championship

Varsity Lions Win Third Consecutive Divisional Football Championship

The high school’s varsity football team won their third consecutive Section XI Division II regular season championship.

Guided by head coach Steve Mileti and his staff, the Lions continue to be recognized as one of the most successful programs on Long Island, going undefeated for the second time in three years. West Islip is the only football team in Suffolk County to win three straight regular season championships in recent years, earning 22 regular season victories and suffering only two losses in that three-year span. Dozens of players have received numerous prestigious honors for their accomplishments and Mileti was also named Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year. Team captains Max Albanese, Patrick Cunningham, Mike LaDonna and Tim Sawina provided great leadership all season and were a vital component of the 2018 team’s success.