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Mineola Caps Athletic Season

The Mineola Athletic Program capped off a great year with the 2014 varsity Awards Banquet held at Jericho Terrace. The evening was well attended as over 300 people packed the room to honor the efforts of all the members of the Athletic Program. Special award winners included Jake Tavernite and Courtney Capobianco, who were given the Sportsmanship Awards based on their athletic achievement and ability to create a positive competitive environment for their teammates throughout their careers at Mineola.

 

John Lusardi and Emily Martins received the coaches’ “Old Reliable” awards based on consistent overall effort and team contributions throughout the course of their participation in the program. Katie

Priolo and Vincent Bieniek won Athlete of the Year honors. 

 

Mineola Award Winners

Girls Volleyball

All County – Valerie Fischer

 

All Class - Courtney Capobianco

 

All Conference – Tara Maloney, Samantha Pastore

 

Girls Soccer

All County/Scholar Athlete – Nicole Forte

 

All Class B – Catherine Cunningham

 

All Conference – Sabrina Ferreri, Samantha Mendes

 

Boys Soccer

All County – Daniel Pardo                  

 

All Conference – Chris Farrell, Andrew Pereira

 

Scholar Athlete – Mersim Redzematovic         

 

Football

All County - Vinny Bieniek

 

All Conference – Ryan Eccher, Christian Martin, Justin Oommen

 

National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete - Anthony Caruso

 

Unsung Hero – Zach Vega 

 

Cross Country

All County - Jake Tavernite

 

All Conference - Marissa Cotroneo, Caroline Mueller

 

All Division - Douglas Demagistris, Ryan Kelly           

 

Girls Bowling

All County - Marissa Buonincontro 

 

All Conference – Lauren Pucci

 

Boys Bowling

All County - Tony Macchietto

 

All Division - William Andrade                     

 

All Conference – John Lusardi  

 

Wrestling

All County – Luigi Athan, James Rodriguez, Anthony Sarno, Milandip Toor

 

County Champion - Edien Hincapie, Peter McCormack

 

All Conference – Kyle Dunleavy               

 

Girls Basketball                           

All Class - Samantha Venus

 

Scholar Athlete – Kati Priolo

 

Boy’s Winter Track

All County - Jake Tavernite

 

All Conference - Dylan Bestler, Anthony Cueter, Chris Mueller, John Murray, Tom Farrell, Robert Lang, Jake Tavernite, Andrew Pereira

 

Girl’s Winter Track 

All Conference - Jenna Pareti, Marissa Cotroneo, Amy Wetzel

 

Softball

All County – Mallory Donelan, Emily Skupp

 

Hon. Mention All County, Valerie Fischer, Kathryn Priolo

 

All Conference – Samantha Venus

 

Boys Lacrosse

All County – John Clancy, James Gerstner                    

 

Hon. Mention All County - Tim Gill

 

All Conference – Kyle Dunleavy, Peter Mc Cormack, Brian Smith

 

Girls Lacrosse

All County/Scholar Athlete – Courtney Capobianco

 

All Conference - Emma Fater, Alexandra Iannelli

 

Old Reliable – Aline Muller

 

Baseball

All County – Vinny Bieniek

 

MVP League A-4 Nick Iadevaio

 

All Conference – John Lusardi       

 

All League – Mike Conte, Steven De Palma

 

Spring Track

All County - Dylan Bestler

 

All Division - Marissa Cotroneo, Deborah Gabbay 

 

Booster Club Senior Scholarship Awards

Marissa Cotroneo, Chris Farrel, Valerie Fischer, Doug Hale, Justin Oomen, Caroline Mueller, Christian Martin, Dylan Bestler

 

U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award

Chris Farrel, Caroline Mueller

 

U.S. Marines Distinguished Athlete Award

Anthony Caruso, Nicole Forte

 

U.S. Navy Athletic Achievement Award

Nick Iadevaio, Marissa Cotroneo


News

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Mineola. 

 

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born. 

Educating The Underprivileged Girl

As I tried to make my way through the unforgiving monsoon season, rain pouring as far as the eye could see, dodging puddles I rushed inside the school building. The guard yelled in the background for the children to come in quickly before they dragged in even more mud inside. Trying hard not to slip on the wet dirty floor, I pondered to myself what

exactly I was doing here. The words of Mahatma Gandhi resonated inside my head, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

 

Here I was at a school in Mumbai India, 7800 miles from my home in Mineola, volunteering with “Aseema,” a non-governmental organization whose mission is to empower and educate the under privileged children. Children living on the streets or in slums and in inhuman conditions.


Sports

The Mineola Mustangs varsity football team defeated the Roosevelt Roughriders 47-38 on Saturday, Sept. 20.

 

Senior quarterback James Gerstner led the Mustangs (2-0) to victory by rushing 212 yards and securing five touchdowns on 23 carries.  He also completed 11 of 13 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown.

 

“This was a big game—we were ready and pumped up all week,” Gerstner said.  “We came in ranked third but we knew we could beat them.”

Mustangs Shut Out Valley Stream

The Mineola Varsity Football team’s defense dominated Valley Stream South, winning 21-0 on Sept. 13. The Falcons never got further then Mineola’s 30 yard line. The defense was lead by senior linebackers Eric Guardado (8 tackles 6 assist), Ed Hincapie (6 tackles, 5 assist) and safety John Clancy (tackles, 3 assist).

 

Defensive linemen Anthony Sarno, Luigi Athan, Victor Tineo, Matt Lafaye and Chris Brenes controlled the line of scrimmage. Defensive backs Peter McCormack and Chris Lockwood played very well as they combined for eight tackles and only allowed two pass completions. Linebacker Kyle Dunleavy, Ben Carbone, Matt Kosowski and Brian Smith also played very well.


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

International Night - September 25


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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