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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

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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