The Huntington High School boys’ and girls’ fencing teams are in the midst of sharpening their skills during early season practices.
The Blue Devil coaching staff includes head coach Michelle O’Brien and assistant coaches Vin O’Garra and Burke Tomaselli. A full schedule of non-league, league and invitational matches is set. Huntington will host the Alan Kuver Memorial Relay on Saturday, January 11.
The Huntington girls’ squad features eighth grader Uma Shtrom; freshmen Mackenzie Ahern, Fiona Brosnan, Emely Cruz, Aislyn Franciscovich, Lilianna LaVertu, Allison Malone and Haileigh Smith; sophomores Madelyn Bavaro, Alexandra Kustera, Michelle Lopez and Emily Roberts; juniors Adora Colay, Emma Guba, Sasha Koulakova, Vivienne LaVertu, Aileen Lopez and Jose Molina Echevarria; seniors Josefina Fasolino, Sara Modaresizadeh and Akira Selleri.
The Blue Devil boys’ team’s roster includes seventh graders Brandon Cohen, Thomas Davis and Thomas Galicia-Martinez; eighth graders Jake Amend, Benjamin Edgar-McNerney and Chase Williams; freshmen Jeffrey Garcia-Cabrera, Timothy Kusterbeck and Liam Tucker; sophomores David Canas Grandados, Axel Cattano, Luca D’Anna, James Kretschmer and Matthew Mead; juniors John Holly, Gabriel Moskovitch, Miles Tierney and Baris Toprak; seniors Neil Jean-Baptiste, Paul Katigbak, Nicholas Kretschmer, Gabriel Medina-Jaudes, Diego Torres, Riley Tucker and Brandon Varady.
The Huntington coaches are buoyed by the large turnout; the best in many years. There are 21 girls’ team fencers and 25 on the boys’ squad.