Huntington High School varsity athletic teams will be led by a dynamic group of captains this fall. The ten separate Blue Devil squads are all hungry for success. Each has been practicing since August 23 and several have already suited up for contests against Section XI foes.
Coaches have announced the names of 26 fall captains. Most are well known to Blue Devil fans after years of exceptional performances. They quickly began to set the tone for their teammates.
Varsity head coaches Todd Donaghy (girls’ volleyball), Onix Salva (boys’ cross country), Beth Andersen (girls’ cross country), Kathy Wright (field hockey), football (Kathy Wright), John Pagano (boys’ soccer), John Walsh (girls’ soccer), Michael Marinello (golf), Jamie Fishlow (girls’ tennis) and Christopher Helmke (girls’ swimming and diving) will look to the captains for leadership both on and off the field.
The group of captains includes:
Girls Volleyball: Shannon Kehoe, Grace Stolfa
Boys Cross Country: Matthew Armstrong
Girls Cross Country: Erin Ye, Talia Addeo
Field Hockey: Lauren Holly, Laurel Bonn, Grace Agrillo, Erin Scanlon
Football: Josiah Melendez, Robert Smith, Lucas Petrizzi, Liam McDonald
Boys Soccer: Roberto Contreras, Jose Flores, Daniel Rodrigo
Girls Soccer: Katie Browne, Edelyn Garcia, Teddi Carnesi, Emily Plachta
Golf: Joseph Sclafani
Girls Tennis: Alyson Baker, Tallulah Pitti, Regan Sansiviero
Girls Swimming & Diving: Caelan Clayton, Ainsley Proctor
Some of the captains and their teams are planning for a one day community service project unique to each of the Blue Devil squads. It’s a new initiative still in the developmental stage. Teams, led by their captains will take on a one-time, one-day project in an effort to give back to the community that so generously supports the academic and co-curricular programs.
Projects will be featured on Huntington UFSD’s website and social media platforms and ultimately submitted to the NYSPHSAA for consideration for its community service award.
The goal is to one day have all Blue Devil sports programs participating in a community service project during their respective season. Captains are expected to play a key role in helping to get the initiative off the ground.