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11/24/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The All-American volleyball player Kelsey McGayhey, one of the greatest athletes to come out of Shelter Island, flying high for Springfield College in a match this season.

COURTESY PHOTO | The All-American volleyball player Kelsey McGayhey, one of the greatest athletes to come out of Shelter Island, flying high for Springfield College in a match this season.

Kelsey McGayhey is now known, she said, as a “NARP.”

“That’s what we call someone whose career is over — a ‘Non-Athletic Regular Person,’” Ms. McGayhey said from the campus of Springfield College last week, where she will graduate in May.

A more suitable description of her is one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of Shelter Island. (more…)

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11/21/15 1:05pm
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Kelsey McGayhey goes up for a hit during a match this season. (Credit: Springfield Athletics)

In her final season playing volleyball for Springfield College, Kelsey McGayhey concluded an outstanding senior year by earning third-team All-America honors for the second straight year.  READ

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11/25/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kelsey McGayhey, Island class of 2012, has earned All-American honors playing for  powerhouse Springfield College in Massachusetts.

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Kelsey McGayhey, Island class of 2012, has earned All-American honors playing for powerhouse Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Can Shelter Island athletes make the transition from being big fish in a small pond to surviving in the real world? If the volleyball alums are any measure, the answer is a resounding “yes.” (more…)

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05/20/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |Kelsey McGayhey receiving her Outstanding Athlete Award with Springfield College womens volleyball Coach Moira Long.

COURTESY PHOTO | Kelsey McGayhey receiving her Outstanding Athlete Award with Springfield College womens volleyball Coach Moira Long.

Kelsey McGayhey, a 2012 graduate of Shelter Island High School and a sophomore at Springfield College, was honored by the college as the 2014 Outstanding Sophomore Female Team Sport Athletes. (more…)

04/14/14 8:00am
BOB DeSTFANO PHOTO | Ed Mangiarotti with his hall of flame plaque.

BOB DeSTFANO PHOTO | Ed Mangiarotti with his hall of flame plaque.

I don’t know why I didn’t think of doing this writing thing a long time ago.

As I’m putting together this column, I’m sitting on the balcony of a hotel in the Florida Keys overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

Is this the way all writers live? (more…)