Eight “fall” varsity athletic teams at Huntington High School have earned coveted New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards based on the grade point averages of respective team members.
Huntington’s girls’ swimming and diving, field hockey, girls’ cross country, boys’ cross country, golf, girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball programs all received state scholar athlete team awards. There were 120 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 and football squads didn’t qualify for scholar athlete team awards, a combined 17 individual players were recognized as state scholar athletes after spectacular classroom performances during the recent season.
“This is a notable achieve for these great student-athletes,” said Georgia D. McCarthy, district director of health, physical education and interscholastic athletics. “It’s refreshing to see so many young men and women setting high goals for themselves and working hard to attain. We are certainly very proud of them.”
The “fall” season was moved to March-April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 fall season is set to begin on Monday, August 23.
Huntington’s individual NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Award fall season recipients include:
Football: Manuel Aviles Jr, Alexander Bellissimo, Aidan Bender, Torin Bograd, Aidan Bonn, John Chirico, Matthew Colavecchio, Ahmari Gordon, John Marziliano, Joseph Nicotra, Jack O’Brien, Lucas Petrizzi, Ryan Porzio, Cameron Santa-Maria, Robert Smith and Nicholas Tudisco
Girls’ swimming and diving: Simonne Bielski-Gregorio, Caelan Clayton, Sydney Cordeiro, Rachel Deegan, Grace McCallion, Kathryn Montefusco, Ainsley Proctor and Riley Sullivan
Field hockey: Grace Allen, Laurel Bonn, Gemma Cartwright, Laura Curtin, Andrea Delcid Ayala, Isabella DiBenedetto, Lauren Holly, Tessie Maerz, Gianna Prosseda, Julie Rogel, Erin Scanlon and Tess Stanley
Girls’ cross country: Talia Addeo, Taylor Case, Brianna Isaza, Anna Koulakova, Andrea Mani-Munoz, Damaris Mani-Munoz, Jannel Marroquin, Maryuri Nunez Gomez, Yanira Rivera Ronquillo, Valerie Rogel, Ella Sipel and Erin Ye
Boys’ cross country: Matthew Armstrong, Ethan Goleski, Aidan Heller, Andrew McKenzie, Ian Rotunno and Bryan Wong
Golf: Kyle Colleluori, Kevin Drake, Robert Eriksen, Jack Giamo, Nicholas Sclafani, Carl Pulizzotto, Joseph Sclafani and Anthony Addeo
Girls’ soccer: Isabella Algieri, Alexa Amorison, Analisse Batista, Hope Bilkey, Katie Browne, Johanna Campos-Moreira, Teddi Carnesi, Gianna Forte, Jordan Forte, Ashley Genao, Evelyn Henriquez, Kemberlin Hernandez-Veliz, Timmeree Koepele, Adrianna LoScalzo, Ainsley Lumpe, Charlotte Maggio, Caroline O’Rourke, Emily Plachta, Julia Steinberg, April Swanson and Eliza Walther
Girls’ tennis: Alyson Baker, Katherine Balm, McKenna Buffa, Jane Callery, Keira Coulter, Nina Drakulich, Molly Fallon, Daniela Luca, Lily O’Heir, Kimberly Panameno, Tallulah Pitti, Regan Sansiviero, Carleigh Tracy, Vincenzo Garofalo, Emily Kustera, Tess Markotsis, Isabella Palacios, Anna Bell Young
Girls’ volleyball: Kathryn Barba, Madelyn Bavaro, Kianna Criscuola, Megan Donaghy, Marina Durand, Lauren Gennarelli, Shannon Kehoe, Gracia Renkewitz, Haileigh Smith, Grace Stolfa
Boys’ soccer: Brenden Abedin, Ian Husselbeck, Kieran Husselbeck, Matthew Lange, Liam Lennon, Joseph O’Connell