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End Of The Year Mineola High School Sports Awards

The 2013 Spring Sport Seasons sent several teams and individuals into playoffs and state meets. The Girls Softball team advanced into the county playoffs behind the strong play of Freshman pitcher Emily Skupp.

 

Offensive firepower was provided by Skupp and a host of other players including Valerie Fisher, Christina Palmentieri, Lauren Fisher, and Addie McKeever. Christina Palmentieri played solid defensively throughout the season and will be continuing her playing career at Adelphi University in the fall.

 

The Boys Lacrosse team was led by St. Johns Lacrosse bound Brian Gaffney. The team took on Oyster Bay in the first round of the Nassau County Playoffs at Hofstra University. After defeating Oyster Bay 13-10 the Mustangs set their sights on perennial lacrosse power Cold Spring Harbor. The team gave a good fight but in the end came up short in the semi final round as Cold Spring Harbor continued on their route to become County Champions.

 

In Boys Track Senior Fred Lang was all-state as he finished fifth overall in the New York State Meet in the 3000 meter Steeplechase event. In addition the All County 4x800 team consisting of Fred Lang, Jake Tavernite, Dylan Bessler and Joe Mulder qualified for the state meet.

 

The Mineola Athletic Booster Club sponsored the recent Varsity Award Banquet held at Jericho Terrace. The evening featured many special award presentations. Brian Gaffney and Julie Falotico were presented with Athlete of the Year awards for their efforts and achievements as student athletes.

 

Mineola Athletics Boosters Senior Scholarship

Brad Coleman

Joseph Mulder

Teresa Ferreri

Ashley Stavish

Nikki-Taylor Massaro                                                                                                  

Adriana McKeever                                                                                                   

Matthew DePalma

Delores Chichi

Rohit Singla

Student Athlete Leadership Award

Thomas Behan

Nikki-Taylor Massaro

 

U.S. Army National Scholar Athlete Award

Patrick Murray

Julianne Falotico

 

U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete Award

Josh Lopes

Michael Waszczuk

Christina Palmenteri

U.S. Navy Athletic
Achievement Award

Mathew Long

Malcolm Brown

Danielle Martinez-McCormack

 

Athlete Of The Year

Brian Gaffney

Julianne Falotico

 

Sportsmanship Award

Fredric Lang

Anastasia Canell

 

PE Students Of The Year

Fredric Lang

Erica Cunha

 

Softball-All County

Christina Palmenteri

Emily Skupp

 

All Conference

Adriana Mckeever

Mallory Donelan     

 

All Division

Lauren Fischer

Valerie Fischer  

 Senior Scholar Athlete-Anastasia Canell   

Boys Lacrosse-All County-Brian Gaffney               

 Hon. Mention All County -Robert Dwyer       

 

All Conference

Josh Lopes

Tim Gill

 

All Academic 

All Conference

Robert Dwyer

John Clancy

Brian Gaffney    

 

Girls Lacrosse-Hon. 

Mention All County

Ashley Stavish

 

All Conference

Marisa Athan

 Julianne Falotico

Teresa Ferreri    

 

Academic All American

Julianne Falotico

Nikki Massaro

Ashley Stavish

Carolina Palumbo

Courtney Capobianco

Rebecca Chiu

 

Baseball

All League –  Ryan Kelly               

 

Spring Track- All County

Anthony Caruso – Discus

Fred Lang – 3000m Steeple Chase

Joe Mulder – 4 X 800

Dylan Bestler – 4 X 800

Jake Tavernite – 4 X 800

Fred Lang – 4 X 800         

 

County Champion

Fred Lang – 3000 M Steeple Chase

Joe Mulder – 4 X 800

Dylan Bestler – 4 X 800

Jake Tavernite – 4 X 800

Fred Lang – 4 X 800         

 

All Division

Jessica Azevedo

Jenna Pareti

Nina Ribeiro

Brad Coleman           

News

Night On The Town has been a fixture in Mineola, honoring community pillars and charities with a evening of great food and fun. This year, event reps have a new goal in mind for the May 7 event at Jericho Terrace: 1,000 attendees and $100,000 raised for the

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the night’s yearly beneficiary. The event raised $72,500 last year.

 

“If you want to buy a ticket or write a check, you don’t make it out to no one else other than the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said event coordinator and Piccola Bussola owner Tony Lubrano. “All of the money goes straight to them.”

 

Lubrano’s family has been personally touched by leukemia, specifically his late father, Pasquale. The 2012 extravaganza marked the first recipient of the Pasquale Lubrano Community Service Award to the event’s honoree, former state Senator Michael Balboni.

After two terms on the Mineola School Board and six years of service to the district, trustee William Hornberger will not seek re-election in May, he confirmed last week. 

“After six years of volunteering, I believe the district is on solid ground financially and moving in the right direction educationally,” he said. “I think it’s time for other members of the community to bring their ideas and vision to the board of education. It’s time to move onto the next chapter.”

 

Hornberger was first elected to the board in 2008 and re-elected in 2011, serving as board president and vice president in that span. The Williston Park resident oversaw the reconfiguration of the district which included the closing of the Cross Street and Willis

Avenue schools, one of the more challenging times in the district’s history. Those two schools have since been leased out to Solomon Schechter Day School and Harbor Child Care, respectively.


Sports

Mineola FC Clips Red Wings

Brian Heckelman and Peter Murphy’s defending held the Smithtown Red Wings in check the entire game as the BU10 Mineola FC team advanced to the Long Island Cup quarterfinal round with a 2-0 victory on Saturday, April 12. Liam Russelman scored first for

Mineola, taking a ball from the left sideline and cutting in along the top of the Smithtown box, where he launched a shot into the left corner of the RedWings goal.

 

The 1-0 lead lasted for most of the game, until Liam Going sidestepped three Red Wings defenders, drove to the net and slid a hard shot into the back of the net. Mineola improved to 4-0 in all competitions with the win.

Jimmy Regan was a perfect man in that he put others before himself and made sacrifices—both for his country and in ultimately his life as an Army Ranger. Chaminade High School lacrosse star Jack Brennan, who grew up knowing Regan and who now plays for his alma mater, would be the first to admit that he is not a perfect man, but did put on a perfect performance this past Saturday night on the lacrosse field, scoring a hat trick in a 10-5 win against the Manhasset Indians and giving the Flyers the overall edge 4-3 in the annual charity game held in Regan’s name.

 

“I didn’t really do much, it was just a lot of feeds on the crease and I just finished and I got lucky,” Brennan said of his on-field performance, especially considering the significant amount of playing time as a junior on the team.


Calendar

Cabaret Night - April 25

Buffet Dinner - April 25

Baseball Fundraiser - April 29 


Columns

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