Nine Huntington High School fall varsity athletic teams have earned New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards, based on the grade point averages of respective team members.
The NYSPHSAA program requires a set number of participants from each team to have their GPAs averaged. Higher GPAs can be used offset lower ones. The team's GPA must be at least 90 to win the award. Coaches nominate their teams and guidance offices must certify the grades and transcripts submitted to the state office.
"This honor is evidence of our student-athletes' hard work and desire for excellence in sports and academics," said Georgia D. McCarthy, district director of health, physical education and interscholastic athletics.
Dozens of individuals were also named New York State Scholar Athletes. The teams and individual athletes include:
Field hockey: Kelly Askerberg, Maggie Askerberg, Olivia Castillo, Darya DeSimone, Katia DeSimone, Greta Farrell, Sarah Fernandez, Leslie Gonzalez, Kaylyn Johnston, Emily Kata, Julianna Kimcy, Kelly Beatty, Tara Byrnes, Ellyn Byrnes, Emma DeGennaro, Cassidie Giammarino, Charlotte Levinson and Anna Tesoriero.
Golf: Charles Bast, Christopher Bergman, Alexander Borman, Justin Fleiss, Christopher Glowacky, Thomas Kopstein, Justin Loturco, James Smoot, Tyler Gerbavsits and Matthew Giamo.
Girls' Soccer: Molly Brambil, Hannah Burnett, Katherine Lopez, Mackenzie Maloney, Morgan Mars, Naomi Medina-Jaudes, Allison Mehring, Hannah Pipolo, Summer Rudish, Emily Saltman, Alexis Thompson, Kaitlin Wascher, Megan Healy, Katherine Healy, Taylor Moreno, Anne Nugent, Katie Reilly and Kimberly Smith.
Girls' Swimming & Diving: Sofia Bialkowski, Nina Cartwright, Antonia Keddell, Emily Maggio, Carolone McCartney, Lena Scarpulla, Jessica Straub, Scout Ziegler, Gabriella Bartley, Brianna Burke, Torre Palmer, Jessica Baik, Claire Beach, Hailey Bengston, Kayla Eidle, Rachel Feltman, Erica Flor, Samantha Lai, Taylor Palmer, Patricia Arceri, Sigrid Cassell and Noelle Harvey.
Girls' Tennis: Olivia Ammirati, Jamie Brown, Elizabeth Coneys, Melanie Grossman, Pauline McGlone, Rebecca Palladino, Emily Shutman, Kristin Walsh, Lana Ziegler, Samantha Dever, Christine Flores and Elizabeth Whitcher.
Girls' Volleyball: Sabrina Blakley, Monica Casabona, Heather Forster, Cynthia Gowani, Samantha Greenidge, Lucie Lavelle, Marygrace Trousdell, Ryanisha Witherspoon and Hayley Petrizzi.
Boys' Cross Country: John Aria, Thomas Boisclair, Ethan Dwyer, Timothy Gress, Matthew Sherman, Joshua Watkins and Kyle O'Brien.
Girls' Cross Country: Chinasia Celestin, Hayley Drave, Catherine Koumas, Jean Morgenstern, Molly Prep, Kiara Roman, Ana Ruzic, Rachel Boisclair, Carolyn Cimetta, Kerri-Ann Giambruno, Margaret Petryk, Suzanne Petryk, Christine Simpson, Sara Stewart, Adelia Witt and Caitlin Yabroudy.
Boys' Soccer: Alex Castillo, Jeremy Gelb, Scott Gulizio, Ari Moskowitz, Wilber Parada, Lee Reiver, Luis Rodriquez, Joseph Saginaw, Nicholas Sherman, Nicholas Tonks, Matthew Whitcher, Patrick Wolber and Robert Scott.