The Huntington girls’ cross country program recognized three graduating seniors with special honors at the 51st annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards banquet in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
Haldey Clayton (Most Valuable), Keily Rivas (Most Valuable) and Colette Barron (Most Improved) garnered awards for their outstanding performance running for the Blue Devils.
Ms. Clayton was the valedictorian of Huntington’s Class of 2019. She will be attending Princeton University to study electrical engineering.
Ms. Rivas is headed to Hofstra University to study chemistry. Ms. Barron will be attending Manhattan College where she plans to pursue a degree in communications.
Ian Ardell Named Boys’ Basketball Senior MVP
Huntington boys' basketball assistant coach Kevin Thorbourne with Most Valuable Senior Award recipient Ian Ardell
Ian Ardell was named the Most Valuable Senior on the Huntington boys’ basketball team. He was honored during the 51st annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards banquet.
Mr. Ardell is headed to San Francisco State University. He is undecided on his academic major.
Huntington Football Seeded No. 8 in Division II
The Huntington football team will play its games in rugged Suffolk Division II this fall. The 14 teams are seeded as follows: 1. Lindenhurst; 2. West Islip; 3. Connetquot; 4. Centereach; 5. Bellport; 6. Northport; 7. North Babylon; 8. Huntington; 9. Newfield; 10. Half Hollow Hills East; 11. Smithtown West; 12. Smithtown East; 13. Copiague; 14. Deer Park.
Luke Luckow & Juan Salamanca Claim Soccer Honors
Luke Luckow was named the Most Valuable Senior on the Huntington boys’ soccer team and Juan Salamanca was recognized as Most Improved. The pair was honored during the 51st annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards banquet.
Mr. Luckow is headed to Penn State University to study communications. Mr. Salamanca plans to pursue studies at Suffolk Community College’s western campus in Brentwood.
Blue Devil Seniors Win Softball Awards
The Blue Devil softball team recognized a pair of seniors with special awards at the annual athletic awards banquet. Huntington head coach John Walsh spoke about his seniors and the team before presenting this year’s awards before a crowd of 225 in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
Maya DelGiudice was named Most Valuable Player and Morgan Minicozzi was presented with the coveted Coaches Award.
Ms. DelGiudice is headed to SUNY College at New Paltz. She is undecided on an academic major. Ms. Minicozzi has been recruited to play field hockey at Adelphi University where she plans to study for a career in nursing.
Blue Devils Look to Returning Veterans
As the Huntington football team gears up for the 2019 season it will be counting on Chad Rowe and Gary Barash to play well and also provide the squad with leadership. Rowe was named Offensive Rookie of the Year last year while Barash was the team’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Nasir Youngblood (Special Teams Player of the Year), Aedan McDonald (Steve Henry 12th Main Award), Aidan Mrotzek (Offensive Lineman of the Year), Jaylen Bush (Outstanding Defensive Back), Tazadon Smith (Outstanding Defensive Lineman), Jon Koumas (Defensive Player of the Year), Vinny Caravetto (Most Improved) and Lex Colato (Al White Service Award) are also returning post-season award recipients and are all expected to play large roles with the team.
Anthony Joseph Returns Ready to Star
Anthony Joseph is returning for his junior year at Huntington High School ready to star for the Blue Devil winter and spring track and field teams.
During the most recent outdoor season, Joseph specialized in the 200m, 400m, long jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. He has won indoor and outdoor state titles along with All-American honors during both seasons.
“Anthony has competed well in every event he entered,” said Ron Wilson, Huntington’s head coach. “He’s a young talent that isn’t afraid of stiff and hard competition.”
Joseph will be Huntington’s top quarter-miler this year. He was undefeated last spring in the 200m dash, winning the Suffolk Division II title in a time of 22.50 seconds. He’s also spectacular on the Blue Devil relay teams. He can even long jump, with a best leap of 21-07 feet.
“Anthony is a young man that is full of talent,” Wilson said. “He will return as one of the top athletes in Suffolk and the state.”
Huntington Senior Girls’ Lax Awards
Three graduating seniors were honored by the Blue Devil girls’ lacrosse program at Huntington’s 51st annual athletic awards dinner.
Paige Lennon (Most Valuable), Alyssa Sorensen (Most Improved) and Maire Brown (Coaches Award) were all recognized.
Ms. Lennon will be attending the US Military Academy at West Point where she has been recruited to play on the women’s lacrosse team. Ms. Sorensen is headed to Drexel University where she plans to study for a career as a physician assistant. Ms. Brown will be attending Dean College and studying criminology.