Student-Athletes Honored with Awards for Spring Season

District athletic teams were recognized for their on-field and academic achievements during the 2012 spring season. Seven teams were designated as New York State as Scholar-Athlete Teams, which requires students to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 90 or above for the entire season. These teams included varsity softball, varsity boys lacrosse, varsity girls lacrosse, varsity boys golf, varsity boys tennis, varsity boys track and varsity girls track. Additionally, the varsity boys lacrosse team, led by head coach Matt Griffith and assistant coach Mike McLaughlin, and the junior varsity boys golf team, led by head coach Dan Ferguson, received the Sportsmanship Award in their respective leagues. This award is given to teams based on their outstanding sportsmanship on the field.

Individual students received honors for Academic All-League, All-Division, All-County, All-State and sportsmanship achievements. Varsity boys lacrosse player Thomas Kalkowsky and varsity girls lacrosse player Jordan Lazarich received the Unsung Hero Award. Varsity softball player Sabrina Riley was named a League IV Player of the Year Runner-Up. Recognized for his strong coaching ability, junior varsity boys lacrosse coach Brian MacConnell was honored as Junior Varsity Coach of the Year for the respective league. In addition, the varsity boys golf team, coached by Alex Mesimeris, was a Suffolk County Playoff Qualifier for the season.

Pictured below, the varsity softball team was recognized as a New York State Scholar-Athlete Team for the 2012 spring season. Team members were also recognized with honors including All-League, All-Division, All-County and All-State.