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Wheatley Athletes Receive Honors

The Wheatley School announced that student athletes have been recognized by Section VIII-Nassau County Interscholastic Athletic Association for their exceptional performance in athletics, scholarship, and leadership qualities for the fall 2013 season.

 

Football

Andrew Hastings  - All County

 

Zach Farmilo  - Scholar Athlete

 

Field Hockey Scholar Team

Samantha Palazzolo  - All Conference

 

Samantha Seigler  - Scholar Athlete

 

Perri Schreiber  - All League

 

Namita Reddy  - Unsung Hero 

 

Girls Cross Country Scholars

Morgan Hane  - All Division

 

Katie Keller  - All Division and All Conference

 

Boys Cross Country Team

Jordan Weinstock  - All Division

 

Girls Soccer Scholar Team

Lauren Perry  - Scholar Athlete

 

Alana Leahy  - All County

 

Danielle Wasserman  - All Conference

 

Adena Bernot  - All Conference

 

Boys Soccer Scholar Team

Brian DeLay  - (Sr.)(Mineola) All County and Conference- Offensive Player of the Year

 

Michael Covas  - (Sr.)(Mineola)     All County

 

Matt Huhn  - Honorable Mention All County

 

Jacob Dinetz  - Honorable Mention All County

 

Ethan Bloomberg  - All Conference

 

Kevin Martins  - (Sr.)(Mineola)   All Conference

 

Andrew Tripi  - All Conference

 

Xavier Fallarino  - Scholar Athlete

 

Girls Volleyball Scholars

Nicole Cutinella  - All Class

 

Joanne Joshua  - Scholar Athlete 

 

Girls Tennis Scholars

 

Ashley Lessen  - All State and All County

 

Kelsey Shields  - All Conference

 

Olivia Gatoff  - All Conference

 

Sabrina Goldbaum  - All Conference

 

Madison D’Ambrosio  - All Division

 

Jillian Gothelf   - All Division

 

Brittany Groveman  - All Division

 

Fallon Roher  - All Division

 

Courtney Schwartz  - All Division

 

Danielle Joel  - All Division

 

Sabrina Lee  - All Division

 

Danielle Krueger  - All Division

 

Samantha Lessen  - All Division

 

Samita Nath  - All Division

 

2013 Fall Team Award Recipients

Varsity Boys Cross Country

 

Boys Wildcat Award:  Mike Koszalka

 

Boys Coaches Award: Vakas Akhtar   

 

Boys Unsung Hero:  Jordan Weinstock  

 

JV Spirit:  Zach Calabrese

 

Varsity Girls Cross Country

Girls Wildcat Award:  Katie Keller

 

Girls Coaches Award:  Morgan Hanel

 

Unsung Hero:  Leigh Anderson

 

Varsity Field Hockey

Wildcat Award:  Samantha Palazzolo

 

Coaches Award:  Taylor Keenan  (Jr.)(Mineola)

 

Unsung Hero:  Alexandra Schreiber  

 

Varsity Boys Soccer

Wildcat Award: Brian DeLay  (Sr.)(Mineola) 

 

Coaches Award:  Ryan Levy  

 

Unsung Hero:  Andrew Feimer

 

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer

Spirit Award:  Matt Kelapire and Joe Cucinella

 

Varsity Girls Soccer

Wildcat Award:  Jamie Sellinger

 

Unsung Hero:  Rachel Jozef (Jr.)(Mineola) and Allison LaMonica

 

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer

Spirit Award:  Gretchen Keller and Erin O’Kelly

 

Varsity Girls Tennis

Wildcat Award:  Kelsey Shields

 

Coaches Award:  Sabrina Goldbaum

 

Unsung Hero:  Olivia Gatoff  

 

Junior Varsity Girls Tennis

Spirit Award:  Ally Schmertz and Diana Lee 

 

Varsity Football

Wildcat Award:  Andrew Hastings

 

Coaches Award:  Walter Hernandez  (Sr.)(Mineola)

 

Unsung Hero:  Zach Farmiloe

 

JV Spirit Award: Chris Vazquez  (Soph)(Mineola)

 

Varsity Volleyball

Wildcat Award:  Nicole Cutinella

 

Coaches Award: Katie Stagnari   (Sr.)(Mineola)

 

Unsung Hero:  Maura Koszalka

 

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Spirit Award: Olivia Suppa and Lianna Golden


News

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.

As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.


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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