Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00
The Mineola girls basketball team fresh from coming off their first conference championship in over 30 years had another victorious night as their coach and all five starters won various awards at the Annual Nassau County Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star Dinner, held March 23 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
Every year the Nassau County Coaches Association honors the top female basketball players throughout Nassau County and this year was extremely gratifying as the coaches from teams throughout the conference recognized The Mineola Lady Mustangs with several awards that were presented.
Coach Denise Zunno, who led the Lady Mustangs to a 15-3 season, was voted as Conference IV Coach of the Year. Senior Captain Samantha Stavich received All-County honors while senior Leandra Falotico was recognized as a Scholar-Athlete for her outstanding academic and athlete achievement.
Juniors Heather Gessner, Krystie Kern and Kalie Medlock were all voted as All-Conference players. The night ended with perhaps the most rewarding of all the awards as coach Zunno and the Lady Mustangs were honored with the Ann Adamchik Sportsmanship Award as voted on by the Referee Officials in Nassau County. This award shows the kind of girls these Lady Mustangs truly are; even as they were battling for the conference crown, they never displayed anything but poise and dignity.