Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00
A Massapequa native was one of 48 former student-athletes honored in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of NCAA Division II sports.
Long Island University Post men’s soccer alumni Brian Kilmeade, class of 1986 and one of the hosts of cable television’s Fox & Friends, was among the honorees.
Developed through a partnership with the Division II Conference Commissioners Association, the 40th Anniversary Tribute Team highlights one male and one female from each of the division’s 23 current conferences, plus two at-large nominees.
Kilmeade was presented with his award live on the set of his television show on July 17.
“This group of former student-athletes is meant to reflect the core values of Division II athletics,” said Josh Looney, associate director of Division II. “Commissioners have helped identify a diverse group of championship individuals from Division II’s 40-year history. Not only did these former student-athletes act as champions in athletics and in the classroom, they’ve gone on to live championship lives as well. This group is a true representation of Division II’s commitment to providing its student-athletes a ‘Life in the Balance’ that extends beyond athletics.”
Kilmeade exemplifies Division II’s philosophy of ‘Life in the Balance.’ A hard-working, blue-collar soccer player for LIU Post – then C.W. Post – he was, in his own words, “an average player” for the Pioneers from 1982-86; a defender, he played for an LIU Post squad that played against strong local Division I opponents including LIU Brooklyn and Hofstra for much of his career.
After graduation, Kilmeade took his passion for sports into the media world, where he found a niche. He currently serves as co-host of FOX & Friends, the number one rated morning program on cable television for the past nine years, sharing his unique perspective on the daily news while interviewing the biggest names in politics, sports and entertainment, often securing exclusive content.
Also serving as the network’s sports anchor, Kilmeade has reported on or provided live coverage of every major American sport over the last 20 years. Currently, he is the host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show on Fox News Radio, Kilmeade & Friends.
Kilmeade has also authored two books; his first, “The Games Do Count: America’s Best & Brightest On The Power Of Sports,” was The New York Times best-seller and presents more than seventy stories straight from America’s top leaders and those who were closest to them. His second book, “It’s How You Play the Game: The Powerful Sports Moments That Taught Lasting Values to America’s Finest,” reveals personal stories of the defining sports moments in the lives of athletes, CEOs, actors, politicians, and historical figures—and how what they learned on the field prepared them to handle life and overcome adversity with courage, dignity, and sportsmanship.
A lifelong Massapequa native, Kilmeade still makes time for the sport that he played in college, serving as a youth soccer coach for his sons’ teams.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
A recent lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp. for groundwater contamination has the Massapequa Water District ensuring residents that its drinking water is safe for public consumption.
Bethpage Water District officials recently filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman Corp., claiming the company’s facilities caused “irreparable harm” by creating a toxic plume that has contaminated the groundwater, costing the district millions of dollars and threatening more than 33,000 customers in Bethpage, Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, Levittown and Plainview — while coming close to Massapequa.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the first time in its history, the Massapequa High School Mock Trial Team was invited to hone its skills at Harvard University’s High School Training Seminar. The seminar offers a range of basic and advanced classes that better position teams to win state and national competitions.
Participants — seniors Rebecca Girardin, Jenna Petrungaro, Christie Flanders, Cameron Wunderlin, Justin Jakubowski and juniors Selin Solen, Jeremy Wiss, Griffin Konen, Emily O’Leary, Nicole Feeley, Nicolle Dananberg, Taylor DelValle, Jillian Prystupa and Katie McMahon — called the experience, “amazing.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With the Nassau County title on the line, junior kicker Zach Kolodny was the most composed player on the field. With time expiring, he booted the game-winning kick to send the Farmingdale Dalers into the Long Island Championship with a 29-26 victory over the Massapequa Chiefs.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Kolodny. “I was confident from the beginning that I would make the kick,” he added. “We practice this every day.”
The game featured a bevy of twists and took on a completely different feel in the fourth quarter than it did for the first three quarters.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.