Nine fall varsity athletic teams at Huntington High School have earned prestigious New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards based on the grade point averages of respective team members.
Huntington’s football, girls’ swimming and diving, field hockey, girls’ cross country, boys’ cross country, golf, girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball all received state scholar athlete team awards. There were 106 individual Blue Devil athletes recognized.
To receive team recognition, the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster must be equal to or greater than 90.00. Higher athlete GPAs can be used offset lower ones. However, only students with a 90 or above receive scholar athlete pins, even if a student with a lower GPA was used in the calculation.
Although the Blue Devil varsity boys’ soccer squad didn’t qualify for scholar athlete team awards, six individual players were recognized as state scholar athletes after spectacular classroom performances during the recent fall season.
“This is a wonderful honor for our hardworking student-athletes,” said Georgia D. McCarthy, district director of health, physical education and interscholastic athletics. “These young men and women have set high goals for themselves, both athletically and academically and we are very proud of them.”
Huntington’s individual NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Award recipients include:
Football: Alexander Bellissimo, Torin Bograd, Aidan Bonn, Vincent Caravetto, John Chirico, Matthew Colavecchio, Chas Forte, Liam Hassett, Jon Koumas, Patrick Langton, Aedan McDonald, RJ Moreno, Joseph Nicotra, Cameron Santa-Maria, Robert Smith, Nicholas Tudisco
Girls’ swimming and diving: Caelan Clayton, Sydney Cordeiro, Rachel Deegan, Angie Mata, Grace McCallion, Kathryn Montefusco, Ainsley Proctor
Field hockey: Brooke Biernacki, Laurel Bonn, Gemma Cartwright, Isabella DiBenedetto, Mackenzie Eccles, Madelyn Kye, Lauren LoScalzo, Tessie Maerz, Julie Rogel, Maya Santa-Maria, Tess Staleny, Stephanie Wickey, Anna Wickey, Holly Wright
Girls’ cross country: Talia Addeo, Sophie Bradford, Taylor Case, Noelle Henderson, Anna Koulakova, Diya Rai-Gersappe, Valerie Rogel, Ella Sipel, Erin Ye
Boys’ cross country: Matthew Armstrong, Robert Caputi, Ryan Curran, Rory Dara, Craig Haas, Aidan Heller, Andrew McKenzie, John Segreti, Charlies Siepel, Jason Verville, Bryan Wong
Golf: William Burton, Jr., Kyle Colleluori, Matthew Girimonti, John Lourenso, Jack Monahan, Carl Pulizzotto, Joseph Sclafani, Patrick Sclafani, Nicholas Sclafani
Girls’ soccer: Isabella Algieri, Alexa Amorison, Lena Annuniziata, Riva Bergman, Katie Browne, Johanna Campos-Moreira, Hanna Carlson, Teddi Carnesi, Beanna Cumella, Jordan Forte, Gianna Forte, Alexandra Gerbavsits, Sarah Giarraputo, Caroline Hartough, Kemberlin Hernandez-Veliz, Timmeree Koepele, Ainsley Lumpe, Emily Plachta, Marissa Stafford, Julia Steinberg
Girls’ tennis: Alyson Baker, Katherine Balm, McKenna Buffa, Nina Drakulich, Daniela Luca, Paige Mangan, Lily O’Heir, Caitlyn Palermo, Tallulah Pitti, Regan Sansiviero, Anna Bell Young
Girls’ volleyball: Kianna Criscuola, Marina Durand, Kiara Gelbman, Grace Heuwetter, Cat Jamison, Peyton Kalb, Shannon Kehoe, Madelyn Reed, Gracia Renkewitz, Isabella Toscano, Steli Vlahos
Boys’ soccer: Brian Contreras, Carmine De Ieso, Owen Husselbeck, Julien Rentsch, Manuel Reyes-Villalta, Nicholas Thompson