Blue Devils Named New York State Scholar-Athletes
May 17, 2023
Nine spring varsity athletic teams at Huntington High School have earned New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards based on the grade point averages of respective team members.
Huntington’s baseball, softball, girls’ lacrosse, boys’ lacrosse, boys’ tennis, girls’ track and field, boys’ badminton and Unified basketball teams all received state scholar athlete awards. There were 147 individual Blue Devil athletes recognized, too. All will receive state pins.
To receive team recognition, the squad’s average GPA for 75 percent of the roster must be equal to or greater than 90.00. Higher athlete GPAs can be used offset lower ones. However, only students with a 90 or above receive scholar athlete pins, even if a student with a lower GPA was used in the calculation.
Huntington’s individual NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Award recipients include:
Baseball: Nicholas Zahn, Matthew Gerardi, Dylan Hayden, Griffin Kanzer, Harrison Uvena, Joseph Toscano, Jibreel Murtaza, Nicholas Sclafani, and Nicholas Sineno
Softball: Kathryn Barba, Ruby Meidenman, Jessica Maixner, Gabriella Miller, Mia Molina-Baptista, Adriana Abbatiello
Girls’ Lacrosse: Kayleigh Bender, Laurel Bonn, Devon St. John, Gianna Forte, Riley Murtagh, Jolie Weinschreider, Grace Gordon, Bridget Callery, Reese Rinaldi, Jenna Italiano, Cameron Smith, Kyra Larsen, Molly O’Brien, Isabella Palacios
Girls’ Golf: Isabella Careccia-Johnson, Anna Bell Young, Renee McKean, Isabella Lanfranco, Victoria Befumo, Markella Markotsis, Sophie Lange, Giovanna Lanfranco, Brooke Parks, Claire Parks, Jessica Lee, Hannah Song, Stephanie Wickey, Daniela Luca, Leah Sheran, Talia Addeo, Quinn Fox, Katherine Balm, Jane Callery, Lily Mitek
Boys’ Lacrosse: Thomas Smith, Colin Lennon, Thomas Girimonti, William Fallon, Aidan Carrello, Anthony Annunziata, Tyler Johnson, Chase Gadaire, Frank Algieri, Michael Kline, Jack Kamenstein, Peter Breingan, Parker Wands, Keegan Malone, Brett Bender, Joseph Boeckmann, Riley Ackerman, Zachary Schnitzer
Boys’ Tennis: Nicholas Plachta, Ryan Scanlon, Evan Persampire, Ryan Ramirez, Logan Toth, Eoin Charles, Marin Mullaly, James Masler
Boys’ Badminton: Ashton Davies, John Joyce IV, Ludo Cattano, Benjamin Soric, Grey Hodgkinson, Juan Erazo Turcios, Christian Chabla-Leon, Cian Scott, Nicholas Francis, Carlos Reyes-Sorto
Girls’ Flag Football: Yoselin Fuentes-Velsaquez, Aylin Davila Chitay, Zaida Correal, Soraya Ortega-Salgado, Ariana James, Kymora Dorvilus, Gabriela Vilorio, Erika Reyes
Girls’ Badminton: Mia Kaufman, Annalise Schettino, Caroline McGreevy, Daniella Flores-Ramirez, Nathaniel Cordova, Sophia Weiss, Megan Lewis
Unified Basketball: Victoria Befumo, Evan Spagnoletti, Riley LaCosta, Joseph Algieri, Ruby Baliber, Ella Ackerman, Lucas Spagnoletti, Avante Williams-Samuels, Maria Verfenstein
Girls’ Track and Field: Megan Donaghy, Emma Polinsky, Jordana Boxer, Amalia Heinz, Olivia Polinsky, Sophie Bradford, Jannel Marroquin, Kiley Barch, Kiera McGuire, Dana Saramago, Rachel Morina, Mildred Hernandez-Veliz, Vincenza Garofalo, Emma Boyle, Andrea Mani-Munoz, Damaris Mani-Munoz, Jesley Martinez-Canales, Elizabeth James, Hope Bilkey, Giana Anfolisi, Grayson Dunn, Emma Gutierrez, Jamyn Husselbeck, Idalis La Paz Nunez, Louisa Skrobela
Boys’ Track and Field: Dylan Proctor, Nikolai Seferian, Michael Mendikyan, Riley LaCosta, Vito Aloe, Ethan Goleski, Nikolai Lulewich, Jake Amend, Ian Rotunno, Cristian Alfaro Bueso, Gabriel Abreu, David Dje Bi Baleborzan Smirell
There are four new spring season varsity teams in 2023 and they helped lift the number of New York State Scholar Athlete Award recipients from 95 last year to the current season total of 147.