Nicole Connolly, student-athlete at Division Avenue High School in the Levittown School District, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue track and cross-country competition at LIU Post.
Nicole holds five high school records in the Steeple Chase, 3,000-meter, 4K, 5K, and 1,000-meter events. In addition, she continues to break her own records. Nicole was designated as All-County in both 2013 and 2014, and received the designations of All-Conference and All-Division for all four years of high school. She received a certificate of merit for All-County and competed in the New York State Championship meet her junior year, where she finished 43 out of 126 runners.
When she is not on the high school track, Nicole continues to pound the pavement. In 2013 and 2014, she ran two half marathons.
— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District
Senior-athlete Kevin Mayer from MacArthur High School in the Levittown School District has signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Dominican College in New York this fall.
Parents Mary and Michael Mayer, coach Chris Bergersen, assistant coach John Nessler, Principal Kathleen Valentino and Keith Snyder, director of physical education, health and athletics, were all in attendance for the signing.
Kevin wants to work toward a degree in education and would like to teach mathematics.
— Submitted by the Levittown School District
Young people from Levittown got a lesson in pro hoops at a recent Police Athletic League event at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center.
Former NBA/WNBA standouts Vin Baker, Wes Matthews, Anthony Avent and Tamecka Dixon served as youth coaches at a program sponsored by National Basketball Retired Players Association, National Police Athletic/Activities League for National Urban League and Nassau County PAL.
St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Levittown recently hosted the 4th and 5th grade championship game between the church league’s Syracuse and Notre Dame teams.
After a hotly contested match, Syracuse was able to pull off a win, defeating Notre Dame 18-10 in the finals. Congratulations to all the girls involved, as well as the coaches and parents. They all represented St Bernards proudly.
— Submitted by Coach Robert Dwyer
4 x 4 Relay
The MacArthur junior varsity A baseball team recently completed an undefeated season with 18 wins. In addition to an undefeated season, the team also won all of its scrimmages. They scored more than 10 runs per game, and the dominant pitching staff allowed less than one run per game. The pitching staff was comprised of Justin Norcini (6-0, 0.74 ERA), Joe Ryan (5-0, 0.45 ERA), Max Ziegler (5-0, 1.17 ERA), Mike Sivilli (1-0, 0.39 ERA) and Christian Burke (1.17 ERA), with Bobby Lewis as a valuable contributor (1-0, 0.00 ERA).
SUNY Old Westbury senior first baseman Kevin Licul took first-team honors to cap off his two year career with the Panthers.
Licul, a Levittown native, led the conference in fielding chances (288), putouts (260), and ranked among the leaders in home runs (tied for 5th with 2), doubles (tied for 5th with 8) and total plate appearances (136).
Kerri DeLisi, a senior at MacArthur High School in Levittown, has signed a National Letter of Intent to bowl for Adelphi University this fall.
She will pursue a degree in biology.
The Island Trees JV baseball team has finished off the season with a sweep against Mineola. After losing the first game of each of the first two series, the Bulldogs came back to win both of those series versus Valley Stream North and Locust Valley. After dropping two out of three to Clarke in the third week, the boys opened up the series against Cold Spring Harbor with a win and went on to sweep them as well. The boys finished 11-6 overall.
On April 26, the Greater Long Island Running Club presented a check for $5,000 to the Mercury Club — a parent booster club for Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track and Field teams at MacArthur High School. The money will be used to help the district finance the purchase of a steeple pit for the track team. Pictured (l-r): Coach Jamie SanFilippo, Levittown School Board Trustee Mike Pappas, Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, Mercury Club Co-Presidents Jeff Archer and Cheryl Clifford, GLIRC President Mike Polansky, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Levittown
Board of Education President Kevin Regan, Track team captain Kevin Carboy, and Levittown Community Council Co-President Tom Kohlman. In front (l-r): Track team captains Sabrie Moze, Melissa Pierre and Steve Morra.
— Submitted by Mercury Club Co-President Cheryl Clifford
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