Winter Season Wrap
The varsity athletics winter season ended with a number of individual awards for student athletes as well as a NYS Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Team award for the girls basketball team (pictured at right) with a collective GPA of 90 or higher. Congratulations to the student athletes and their coaches, Rich Sinclair and Madison Gunderson.
Student Athletes receiving postseason awards for the winter season include:
Girls Basketball: Crystal Blair, All-League and All-Conference; and Cassidy Samuelson, All-Rookie Team, Co-Rookie of the Year League I.
Boys Basketball: Antuan Ray, All League; and Michael J. Thomas, Academic All-County.
Boys Bowling: Freddy Kaucky, All-League (Team 1); Anthony Martinelli, All-League (Team 2); and Kyle LaSpisa, All-League (Team 2).
Cheerleading: Barbara Petitca, Academic All-County. The team won one competition and finished fifth out of 14 teams in another.
Boys Track: Nigel Green, All-County; and Trevor Wilkins, All-County; Rolando Banks, All-League; James Taitt, All-League; and Tyler Wilkins, All-League.
Girls Track: Michel Pagan-Rosario, All-League; Jade Foster, All-League; Kaylah Britt, All-League; Kianna Hawkins, All-League; and Rebecca Ferguson, All-League.
Wrestling: Marcus Campisi, All-County & All-League; Matt Campisi, All-County & All-League; Rocky Davis, All-County & All-League; Andrew Maiorini, All-League; Frano Marino, All-League; Andrew Passaro, All-League; Jason Passaro, All-League; Brett Platt, All-League and Scott Thompson, All-League.
William Floyd High School’s student athletic teams are knee-deep into their seasons already with softball, girls track and boys track all leading the way and sitting in second place in their leagues, respectively.
The varsity softball team, led by head coach Fred Luhrs and assistant coaches Mike Barba and Pete Recupero, are sporting a 7-4 record (league and overall). Macy Kane and Jayna Rios were named among the top 100 softball players by Newsday. The team, which has won four of its last five games, was recently featured in Newsday in which Macy Kane, after being struck in the head with a batted ball, came back to toss a six hitter. (Click here to read the Newsday article)
Outstanding performances this past weekend for the boys track team (head coach Ed Noll) competing in the Suffolk County Coaches Invitational with more than 40 teams in attendance from Nassau, Suffolk and the Catholic league. Nigel Green won the 100 and 200. Terrence Jackson won the high jump, Rolando Banks earned a medal in the hurdles, as well as David Reyes in the 400, and Tyler and Trevor Wilkins continued their dominance in the long and triple jumps. The 4×100 relay team of Green, Wilkins, Corbin and Taitt took second. The 4X400 of Reyes, Banks, Markhorst and Manns took third and the 4×800 of Lobalsamo, Auciello, Velasquez and Manns took home the bronze.
The girls track team (head coach John Ryan), also sits in second place in their division. Season highlights include sophomore Jade Foster winning the Long Jump and the 400 Meter Run in a contest against Middle Country, which also saw sophomore Kaylah Britt win the High Jump, Triple Jump, and finishing second in the 100 Meter Dash. Junior Sandra Vivar won the 800 Meter Run, the 3,000 Meter Run, and finished second in the 1500 Meter Run. Senior Cheyenne Irizarry won the Discus. Freshman Diamond Alston won the Shot Put. Freshman Kayla Hawkins took second in the Triple Jump and third in the 400 Meter Run. Senior Rebecca Ferguson won the 1500 Meter Race Walk. She also competed at the Pan American Race Walk Cup Trials in Philadelphia and finished first in the Women’s 3000 Meter Race Walk Invitational.
The varsity baseball team (head coach Paul Longo) currently sits in fifth place with a 5-7 record (league and overall). Highlights include winning the first two games of the season by beating Longwood 6-0 and 10-5. Both games were won by 10th grade starters pitching their first varsity baseball games: A.J. Verga threw a complete game one hit shutout in the first game, and Anthony Currao pitched 5 innings giving up two earned runs and the last two shutout innings pitched by 9th grader Tom Verga, in the second game. The team also secured two wins over Sachem East and a 1-0 shutout over Patchogue-Medford, which saw Rob Brust throw six shutout innings, followed by Tom Verga pitching the last inning. Second baseman Nick LoMonaco drove in the winning run in that game.
Boys tennis, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse
Head coach Dave Pia has the boys tennis team in third place in League VII with a 4-3 league record (6-4 overall). The boys lacrosse team is currently 2-5 on the season (league) and 3-6 overall. The girls lacrosse team looks to get it going the last few weeks of the season.