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Mattituck senior Nikki Zurawski, sitting between her parents John and Patricia, signed a national letter of intent for Sacred Heart University. Mattituck coach Malynda Nichol and athletic director Gregg Wormuth also participated in the signing ceremony. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck senior Nikki Zurawski, sitting between her parents John and Patricia, signed a national letter of intent for Sacred Heart University. Mattituck coach Malynda Nichol and athletic director Gregg Wormuth also participated in the signing ceremony. (Credit: Garret Meade)

For five years — that’s right, five years — Nikki Zurawski has been a staple of the Mattituck High School girls soccer team. As an eighth-grader, Zurawski was brought onto a powerful Tuckers team. “I was a little munchkin on the team,” she recalled.

But she was a “munchkin” who could play. Zurawski not only played that season, but she started all but one game.

“We were very powerful, and Nikki came up as an eighth-grader and fit right into that team,” Mattituck’s athletic director, Gregg Wormuth, said. “So we knew at that there was something special, that she was going to be a special player for Mattituck.” (more…)