After decades as the J. Taylor Finley Middle School field hockey coach, Nancy Conlon is retiring as a Huntington UFSD physical education teacher. So she wants to make this her best season ever.
Finley will play a six game schedule this spring. There will be home games against Northport, Oldfield and Stimson and away contests at Commack, Candlewood and East Northport.
The roster consists of seventh graders Emily Barba, Kathleen Cocoman, Domenica Elgart, Jesley Martinez Canales and Riley Uvena; and eighth graders Ella Ackerman, Charlotte Curtin, Madeline Eriksen, Damaris Fuentes, Rafaella Gregorio, Lily Hotine, Erika Reyes, Aine Rimkunas and Sophia Weiss.
Finley boasts an aggressive offense. Every player on the team wants to score. The group has high hopes and would like nothing better than to send Mrs. Conlon off and into retirement with a memorable and winning season.
Mrs. Conlon has worked in the district since 1986 and been a full-time member of the physical education department’s faculty since November 1992. She teaches at Flower Hill Primary School. A member of Huntington High School’s Class of 1981, she earned a full athletic softball scholarship to LIU-C.W. Post College, where she obtained an undergraduate degree in physical education. She later earned a master’s degree at Stony Brook University. She has coached middle school field hockey and softball.