Sisters Kylie Ohlmiller and Taryn Ohlmiller – both Islip High School alumni – were integral parts of the Stony Brook University women’s lacrosse team’s success this year. At an April 21 home game against UMBC, Kylie, a senior and the Seawolves scoring leader, broke two NCAA records and became the Division I women’s lacrosse all-time leader in career points and career assists. Scoring eight points in the game, she was named National Player of the Week. Taryn, a sophomore, scored three goals and two assists.
At Islip, Kylie was lacrosse team captain for her final three years, scored 255 goals, was a US Lacrosse All-American and two-time Academic All-American, was named to the All-Long Island team and earned All-County status four times. She also captained the volleyball and basketball teams during her senior year.
Kylie’s many honors at Stony Brook include National Player of the Week; ECAC Rookie of the Week; America East Most Outstanding Player, Offensive Player of the Week; Rookie of the Week, Rookie of the Year, first-team all-conference and All-Championship Team; IWLCA Division I Attacker of the Year, Player of the Week, and first-team All-American; and Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team. In 2017, she broke the single-season points and assists records; this year, she became the first female athlete at Stony Brook to receive her own bobblehead.
Taryn, a two-time captain at Islip, likewise had a memorable high school career. She was named Under Armour All-American, All-Long Island and second-team All-Metro, with four All-County selections and two All-League. She also was a important part of Islip’s basketball – where she earned All-County honors – and volleyball team.
In her two years at Stony Brook, Taryn was named third-team IWLCA All-American, America East Rookie of the Year, first-team all-conference, and all-rookie team. Her 101 points – ranking second among all Division I freshmen – were the most by a freshman in Stony Brook history.
“These two young ladies have become spectacular athletes,” said Islip Superintendent Susan Schnebel, who was in attendance at the April game to cheer on the sisters.
Stony Brook’s spectacular record-breaking year came to an end on May 19 as the fifth-seeded Seawolves were defeated 12-11 in overtime by Boston College in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. They finished the year with an enviable 20-1 record. In her final appearance for Stony Brook, Kylie scored two goals and three assists, finishing her college lacrosse career with 498 points and 246 assists, both new NCAA Division I records. Taryn was unable to play in the quarterfinal game due to a torn ACL.
Kylie, a 2017 finalist (the first in Stony Brook history), has again been chosen as one of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award for best player in collegiate lacrosse. The Tewaaraton Foundation will announce the 2018 winner on May 31.