In 2018, Roosevelt Island resident
Emily Engstler was
one of the
top High School Basketball players
in the county. Ms Engstler is now one of the top College Basketball players in
Greatness l o a d i n g….
earned her fourth double-double of the year‼️#GoCards
— Louisville WBB (@UofLWBB)
January 7, 2022
playing at the
University of Louisville
and attributes much of her success to Roosevelt Island NY toughness. She even
has a tattoo on her leg showing Blackwell Park where she started playing hoops
on Roosevelt Island.
Emily Engstler of Louisville may be the best defender in the country!! Stats
prove it. She explains why her New York toughness has helped her become who
her coach calls “the best we have had since
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren)
January 20, 2022
Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Child, Youth & Education Ad Hoc Committee Chair Adib Mansour
Promoting Youth and Young Adults Success Stories:
RIRA’s Children, Youth & Education Committee, in its commitment to
improve the lives of our youth, is starting an initiative to promote our
island’s youth and young adults’ success stories. A group of students will
research candidates and interview them with depth and detail. Their stories
will be published in the Roosevelt Islander Blog Post. For this interview,
Dylan Marfey researched the successes of Emily Engstler who was born in
Queens and then moved to Roosevelt Island when she was 7 years old. She was
active on the island with many of its youth programs, including baseball and
then found her passion in Basketball with the support of her family, peers,
and the community.
I always take to heart Gibran Khalil Gibran’s quote: Keep me away from the
wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the
greatness which does not bow before children.
If you have any success stories you would like us to include in this
initiative, please email Adib Mansour at
Here’s Emily Engster playing at Roosevelt Island Blackwell Park basketball
5-Star Syracuse commit Emily Engstler is the NYC basketball star you don’t
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport)
March 22, 2018
Well done Ms Engstler.