Blue Devils Garner Winter State Scholar-Athlete Awards
March 13, 2023
Dozens of Huntington High School athletes and seven winter season varsity teams have captured New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Huntington’s boys’ swimming and diving, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, girls’ fencing and boys’ fencing, girls’ indoor track and field and bowling teams have won state awards based on the grade point averages of respective team members.
To receive team recognition, the team’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster must be equal to or greater than 90.00. Teams meeting this criteria are honored with a certificate. Individuals on the team who reach a 90.00 GPA are also honored with a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete pin. Any individual with a 90.00 or above GPA whose team did not qualify for the team award are also eligible to receive pins and are considered a Scholar-Athlete.
Huntington’s 87 NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Award recipients include:
Boys’ Basketball: Dillanger Albert, Frank Algieri, Harrison Baliber, Hunter Borenstein, Jose Cabrera-Zelaya Jr., John Genova, Thomas Girimonti, Nicholas Plachta, James Vohs
Girls’ Basketball: Ruby Baliber, Kayleigh Bender, Zaida Correal, Lauren Donaghy, Gianna Forte, Grace Gordon, Jenna Italiano, Isabella Palacios, Reese Rinaldi, Jolie Weinschreider
Boys’ Fencing: Ethan Ambrosio, Jake Amend, Eoin Charles, Benjamin Edgar-McNerney, Hillel Linker, Daniel Simon, Samuel Soric, Benjamin Soric, Alexander Tine, Dominick Vidota, Dylan Wong
Girls’ Fencing: Layna Abraham, Dana Avila Justo, Fiona Brosnan, Charlotte Cassatto, Aislyn Franciscovich, Cecilia Kye, Shaina Linker, Naomi Lyons, Allison Malone, Haileigh Smith
Boys’ Indoor Track & Field: Gabriel Abreu, Vito Aloe, Ethan Goleski, Riley LaCosta, Nikolai Lulewich, Michael Mendikyan, Dylan Proctor, Brayan Santos-Mendez, Nikolai Seferian, DeAndre Simmons
Girls’ Indoor Track & Field: Talia Addeo, Emma Boyle, Sophie Bradford, Megan Donaghy, Amalia Heinz, Emely Herrera Rivas, Jamyn Husselbeck, Elizabeth James, Idalis La Paz Nunez, Andrea Mani-Munoz, Damaris Mani-Munoz, Jannel Marroquin, Cecilena Monge Moreira, Emma Polinsky, Olivia Polinsky, Dana Saramago
Boys’ Wrestling: Cristian Alfaro-Bueso, Joseph Algieri, Brett Bender, Xavier Garcia Granados, Vincent Pupillo, Thomas Smith, Zachary Zboray
Girls’ Wrestling: Aylin Davila Chitay, Wynne Franciscovich, Yoselin Fuentes-Velasquez, Soraya Ortega-Salgado, Angie Uceda-Enamorado
Boys’ Swimming & Diving: Gavin Deegan, Samuel Klaaren, Maximilien Leroy, Evan Spagnoletti, Lucas Spagnoletti
Bowling: Nadeera Ali, William Berry, Adrianna (Jupiter) Brown, Jack Ruthkowski, Mikah Schueller