Huntington junior Abby Maichin had three goals and two assists against Hills East. (Darin Reed photo.)

Blue Devil Sports News

Huntington junior Abby Maichin had three goals and two assists against Hills East. (Darin Reed photo.)

April 8, 2019

Abby Maichin scored three goals and added two assists to lead the Huntington girls’ lacrosse team to its first win of the season as the Blue Devils outlasted Half Hollow Hills East on Saturday afternoon, 9-7.

Huntington led 5-4 at halftime and then used a pair of late goals to clinch the victory. Marissa Stafford had two goals for the Blue Devils. Alexa Amorison, Katie Browne, Paige Lennon and Alyssa Sorensen also scored goals in the game. Sorensen added three assists. Lennon also assisted on a goal as did Jordan Forte.

Huntington goalie Maya Santa-Maria made eight saves in the cage.

Robbie Smith Erupts for Five Goals

Robbie Smith scored five goals and Pat Durand turned in a career day with a goal and nine assists to pace the Huntington boys’ lacrosse team to a 21-1 victory over visiting Copiague.

The Blue Devils built an early and insurmountable lead. Cole Pillion had three goals and Jack Krisch, Liam Hassett and Torin Bograd all scored two times each. Jon Koumas had a goal and an assist. Billy Burton, Charlie O’Rourke, Anthony Martin, Dan Danziger and Ethan Mcguinness also scored in the game. Goalie Aedan McDonald made two saves.

Section XI Sportsmanship Awards

When it comes to high school sports, it isn’t just about winning; it’s about being good sports, too. In that category, a pair of Blue Devil varsity athletic teams are tops, having won winter season sportsmanship awards.

Section XI, the governing body for interscholastic athletics in Suffolk County tabulated ratings issued by opposing coaches after each game/meet and announced the Huntington varsity girls’ basketball and girls’ fencing squads finished first in their respective leagues.

“Congratulations are extended to all the coaches and athletes involved with these teams,” Huntington Director of Athletics Georgia D. McCarthy said. “It’s a credit to each of them that opposing coaches recognized their fine sportsmanship and assigned them such high ratings. Good sportsmanship is an important component of our athletic program.”

Ron Wilson’s Goals for Boys’ Track

Huntington varsity boys’ track and field head coach Ronald Wilson has a very clear set of goals for his Blue Devil squad. “Our goal is to continue to teach the fundamentals of track and field to high school athletes,” he said. “We want to compete at a high level, win our league and county championships and make it to the state championships and win there as well.

H-ton Lax Drops Tough 7-6 Decision

Huntington girls’ lacrosse players Paige Lennon scored a pair of goals and Marrisa Stafford, Charlotte Maggio, Katie Browne and Jordan Forte also found the back of the net in a tough 7-6 loss to Sachem North. Forte also added an assist. Goalie Maya Santa-Maria stopped six shots.

Frosh Analisse Batista Wins Four Events

The Huntington girls’ track and field team raced past host Smithtown West, 104-46. Freshman Analisse Batista took first place in four separate events, winning the 200m and 400m dashes and the long jump and running on the 4x100m relay team that also won. Nephar Durand captured shot put and was second in discus.

Blue Devil Alums Meet on College Lax Field

Huntington High School lacrosse alums Samantha Lynch and Taylor Moreno met on a college lacrosse field last week.

Lynch scored four goals to help lift No. 9 Notre Dame to an upset of No. 3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 9-7.

Playing before a home crowd at Notre Dame, Lynch was spectacular, taking nine shot and finding the back of the cage four times. The former Blue Devil great now has 34 goals and five assists this spring for the 10-1 Fighting Irish.

Moreno is UNC’s All-American goalie and she did everything she could to keep her team in the game, stopping 11 blistering shots. She has recorded 106 saves this season in 12 games.

Following the game the two former teammates met up with each other and posed for a photo.

H-ton Grade Emma DeGennaro Notches 100th College Point

Huntington Class of 2016 member Emma DeGennaro scored her 100th career point with the Brown University women’s lacrosse team.

The Blue Devil alum tallied three goals and three assists against Fresno State. The performance gave her 73 goals and 27 assists so far in her college career. One day earlier she had three goals and an assist against Sacred Heart.

DeGennaro had 16 goals and three assists as a Brown freshman and then notched 32 goals and 18 assists as a sophomore, winning All-Ivy League honors.

The Huntington grad is concentrating academically in sociology.

Robbie Smith Scores Three Goals

The Huntington boys’ lacrosse team cruised past host Brentwood, 9-3. Robbie Smith scored three goals and Jack Krisch put two in the net. Nick Mattio had two goals and three assists and Pat Durand scored a goal and added five assists. Billy Burton also scored in the game. Aedan McDonald recorded eight save in goal for the Blue Devils.

Sophomore Jason Turner Wins Three Events

The Huntington boys’ track and field team edged visiting Smithtown West, 76-65. Jason Turner won the 100m and 200m dashes and ran on the first place 4x100m relay team. Eric Sands captured the shot put and discus. Justin Stevens won the 400m hurdles and was second in the 110m high hurdles.

Blue Devil Stadium Field Banners Available . . .

Blue Devil Stadium family and corporate field banners are available for purchase. Dozens of banners are currently affixed to the fencing surrounding the track oval that circle the turf playing surface.

The Huntington Booster club coordinates the field banner program. The high quality navy blue vinyl banners measure 9x4 feet and feature white lettering. Depending on when the banner is purchased, it will be displayed for one year (Either September through August or March through February.)

Family banners sell for $250 for one year or $600 for three years. Corporate banners are offered for sale at $500 for one year or $1,250 for three years. Those purchasing a banner are also listed in the Booster Club’s annual dinner gala journal as a supporter of the Blue Devil athletic program. (Families and teams can combine to purchase a banner.)

Those purchasing a banner can list three lines of text. The first two lines can consist of 25 characters per line with a third line maximum of 50 characters. (There is no requirement that all three lines of text be used.)

“Through the years, the Huntington interscholastic athletics program has played an important role in the lives of students and community members,” states the Booster Club’s field banner flyer. “We have a great opportunity for your family or business to show your support and advertise your name or business year-round, reaching thousands of Long Island families, athletes and consumers. To accomplish our goals we ask that you help us support our athletes at J. Taylor Finley Middle School and Huntington High School by purchasing a banner, which will be displayed on the fence around of athletic field at Huntington High School.”

Many alumni have purchased banners. There are banners commemorating Blue Devil sports feats and legendary coaches. Each person has a different reason for purchasing a field banner.

Banner order forms are available on the Huntington School District’s website at Contact Booster Club President Timothy Pillion at or (631) 275-3264 for more information.

Huntington senior Pat Durand scored a goal and added nine assists against visiting Copaigue.
Huntington senior Pat Durand scored a goal and added nine assists against visiting Copaigue.
Two Huntington teams won Section XI Sportsmanship Awards.
Two Huntington teams won Section XI Sportsmanship Awards.