Four Huntington High School varsity boys’ soccer players were recognized at the county awards banquet at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.
The Blue Devils were led by head coach John Pagano and assistant coach Jason Suarez. Jose Alfaro coached Huntington’s junior varsity squad.
The players were joined by their parents at the awards banquet, which was sponsored by the Suffolk County Soccer Coaches Assn. Section XI’s soccer elite attended the affair, which was held in a huge banquet room.
Johnny Tucker captured All-Conference and All-County honors. Luke Luckow was named All-Conference. Manny Reyes and Carlos Reyes both earned All-League recognition. Julien Rentsch was named to the Academic All-County team. Pagano was honored to notching his 150th varsity level victory.
Tucker and Luckow will be graduating in June and moving on to college. Manny Reyes, Carlos Reyes and Rentsch are all juniors and will be returning to the field for Huntington next fall.
The varsity team’s head coach since 2001, Pagano owns a lifetime record of 150-136-28 in 18 seasons. He moved past the Blue Devils’ founding boys’ soccer coach, Wade Lange on Huntington’s all-time win list in 2017. Lange went 130-55-16 during the 13 seasons that stretched from 1961-1973.
George Hiscox, who took over from Lange and coached 23 years through the 1996 season is atop the program’s all-time wins list with a mark of 204-143-42. Paul Amato (1997-2000) was sandwiched between Hiscox and Pagano, compiling a 24-32-6 record over four seasons.