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Student-Athletes Set for College Athletics

Everyone in Massapequa is aware of the powerhouse athletic teams that the high school fields year-round. For many of Massapequa High School’s top athletics, their playing days will continue on the college level.

 

Recently, the Massapequa Public School District Department of Athletics announced that more than 30 senior athletes plan to continue their careers both on the field and in the classroom after high school. The students have committed to participating in intercollegiate athletics at various colleges and universities beginning in the fall of 2010.

“We are very appreciative of the efforts and contributions of our senior athletes to Massapequa athletics and wish them the very best as they embark on the next phase of their educational and athletic journey,” said Massapequa Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics John Piropato.

Congratulations to the following students, pictured with Mr. Piropato, Principal Dr. James Grossane and Vice Principal Robert Piotrowski (in alphabetical order): Andrea Arnold, Girls Soccer – University of Delaware; Casey Bartels, Girls Basketball – Elmira College; Lauren Bischoff, Girls Soccer – C.W. Post College; Kaitlyn Bryson, Girls Volleyball – Adelphi University; Kelly Burke, Girls Track – SUNY Brockport; Nicole Daly, Girls Basketball – Western New England College; Meredith Dic, Girls Track – SUNY Oneonta; Michael Dioguardi, Boys Track – Molloy College; Kerri Friel, Field Hockey – SUNY Geneseo; Ken Fundus, Boys Lacrosse – Adelphi University; Melissa Gaetano, Girls Lacrosse – University of New Haven; Samantha Gann, Girls Tennis – Tufts University; Robert Goerin, Boys Lacrosse – Bryant University; Victoria Harrison, Girls Lacrosse – University of Bridgeport; Daniel Herrera, Boys Soccer – St. John’s University; Alex Hoffman, Football – Navy Prep; Samantha Iazzetta, Girls Basketball – Dickinson College; Lauren Kappleman, Girls Track – University of Massachusetts; Alex Liese, Girls Soccer – Ithaca College; Emily Marchini, Girls Cross-Country – Coastal Carolina College; Casey Marks, Girls Soccer – St. John’s University; Caitlyn McKenna, Girls Soccer – Mercy College; Patrick Meehan, Boys Basketball – Endicott College; Katie Newman, Girls Volleyball – University of Scranton; Jessica Obatich, Girls Soccer – University of Rochester; Brendan O’Halleran, Football – C.W. Post College; James Ondris, Wrestling – SUNY Cortland; Lindsay Porcello, Girls Soccer – College of Mt. Saint Mary’s; Brian Reilly, Boys Lacrosse – Nassau Community College; Eric Schneider, Boys Lacrosse – Johns Hopkins University; Kim Seckler, Girls Lacrosse – Union College; Mary Sieber, Softball – Mercy College; Kristen Silk, Girls Volleyball – SUNY Cortland; Brian Smith, Boys Volleyball – SUNY New Paltz; Robert Veltre, Baseball – Dowling College.