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Fall student-athletes recognized by board

The Sewanhaka Central High School District Board of Education honored fall athletes and fall athletic teams during its meeting at Sewanhaka High School on Jan. 28.

Athletic Director Matt McLees, along with board members and each of the five schools’ chairpersons of physical education and athletics, recognized the district’s All-County athletes, as well as championship and scholar-athlete teams.

From Elmont Memorial High School, Nyla Allen received All-County honors for girls soccer, Jason Richardson received All-County honors for football and Daniella Ruiz received All-County honors for girls volleyball.

From Floral Park Memorial High School, Patrick Driscoll received All-County honors for football, William Streiber received All-County honors for boys volleyball and Samiya Reid received All-County honors for girls soccer. Additionally, boys soccer player Deschanel Chery and cross country members Michelle Ashbahian, Emilee Becker and Julia Mills, who were not in attendance, received All-County honors.

From H. Frank Carey High School, Madison Wakely and Carley Vincenzi received All-County honors for girls volleyball, Nicholas Rescigno and Connor Gervasi received All-County honors for boys soccer, and Nicholas Bell and Anthony DeNicola received All-County honors for football. Additionally, Cara Cordova was recognized as an All-County state qualifier for girls swimming.

From New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Julia White received All-County honors for field hockey, Nicolette Caneda received All-County honors for girls soccer, and Declan Griffin and Michael Koutsouras received All-County honors for boys soccer.

From Sewanhaka High School, Rahul Maharjan received All-County honors for cross country, Joseph Vadacchino received All-County honors for boys soccer and Ryan Oommen received All-County honors for boys volleyball.

Recipients of the Fall Conference Coach of the Year Award were also recognized. They are H. Frank Carey’s boys soccer coach Matt Princi, H. Frank Carey’s girls volleyball coach Nicole Sabbatino, New Hyde Park Memorial’s boys soccer coach Daniel Cinelli and Sewanhaka’s boys volleyball coach Frank Nuara.

H. Frank Carey’s girls volleyball team and Sewanhaka’s boys volleyball team also were recognized for being named Conference Champions.

To conclude the ceremony, McLees announced the New York State Scholar Athlete Team Awards. The recognized teams were: Elmont Memorial’s girls soccer, boys and girls volleyball, and boys and girls cross country; Floral Park Memorial’s cross country, girls soccer, boys and girls volleyball, and cheerleading; H. Frank Carey’s football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls volleyball, cross country, and cheerleading; New Hyde Park Memorial’s cross country, boys and girls volleyball, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, girls tennis, and cheerleading; and Sewanhaka’s boys cross country and boys and girls volleyball. The fall district teams that received the award were boys golf, girls swimming and field hockey.