Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics, Recreation
Lenore Knudsen, x1061
Debbie Dziedzic, x1060
If you need to contact a coach please click on the link to the left
Playoff Tickets-Please utilize the GoFan online ticketing, not only will you save money but they you enter the game at a faster rate than with cash. For more information regarding GoFan go to https://gofan.co/app/school/NYSPHSAAXI
The HS Fall athletic season starts 8/24, Middle school Fall athletics start 9/8
Please make sure all sports clearance paperwork is handed in to the respective Health offices as soon as possible.
Please click on the link to the left for the Sport medical clearance procedure and sports physical schedule
FALL AND WINTER 2019-20 VIRTUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS CEREMONY
Attention all Varsity Student-Athletes:
Please watch the below linked video from Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Peter Melore and Mr. Hansen for scholarship winners, and other prestigious individual awards.
Then, navigate to the video link for your specific sport to hear from your coach and find out the mvp, sportsmanship and coaches award winners.
All athletes can pick up their awards outside the athletic office 6/1-6/4 during their high school retrieval time previously scheduled by Mr. Moran. Congratulations to all!
Scholarship and prestigious individual awards
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
BOYS SWIMMING AND DIVING
GIRLS SWIMMING AND DIVING
BOYS TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY
Last night, our district joined the national “be the light initiative”
to pay tribute to our senior athletes. The lights in the stadium at CHS
were turned on at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes and “2020” was posted on our
scoreboard to honor the Class of 2020.
Congratulations to the following teachers who recently received awards from the Suffolk Zone chapter of NYSAPHERD:
* Tara West (pictured left) and Mike Oldis (not pictured) from
Edward J. Bosti Elementary School - Elementary Teachers of the Year
* Leslie Sewell (pictured right) from Connetquot High School - Secondary Teacher of the Year
Both teachers are pictured here with Peter Melore, the district’s
Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation.
Congratulations to Anna Polcini
Anna Polcini is currently a senior on the Connetquot Varsity Boys bowling team. She has been a 4 year starter for Connetquot and currently is bowling an incredible 219.7 This average is 7th highest among all boys in Suffolk county and 4th highest among the girls. It has given her an opportunity to compete at the state level as she has made the Girls Suffolk County All Star team. This will be her 2nd time as Connetquot's MVP, she was our captain, and was liked and admired by all the league 2 players and coaches. She will be attending LIU Post on an equestrian scholarship. She is looking forward to competing at the state level with the girls all-star team. Anna's younger sister by one year, is Angelica Polcini a rising star on the Bowling team who has been a 3 year starter for Connetquot.
Weekly Sports Update - March 2-6, 2020
Click here to view the update
The boys track competed this past weekend in the Molloy-Stanner Games at the Armory in NYC. They ran in the 4x400m Relay and ran a time of 3:28.91 which broke the school record of 3:32.00. (this is the 3rd fastest time in the county). The standard mark to compete at Nationals is 3:28.00 so the boys are less than a second away from possibly competing at the national level. In pole vault three vaulters are in the top 7 in the county. Mike Domozych is ranked 2nd, Micah Cooper is 5th, and Justin Miele is currently ranked 7th. Dom Katrivanos 1:25.75 (places him 4th in the county) in the 600m. Jeremy Bertolet is currently 5th in the county in triple jump with a jump of 42'10". With Leagues, Counties and State Qualifiers coming up, we hope to improve on the record and get the boys to Nationals!
Congratulations to Diana Migliozzi and Trey Cole for being named Suffolk county Volleyball players of the year!!!
Congratulations to Girls Volleyball-County,Long Island and State Champs!!
Connetquot High School Varsity Cheerleaders were named UCA Regional Champions this November! Congratulations to all on this much deserving win!
Connetquot Athletics Winter Recap 2019-20
Scholar Athletes- 175 (90 average or above)
Bowling– Scholar Athlete Team
League Record - 3rd - 9-5
Team Average - 195
All County - 1
All League – 1
County All Star Team - 1
NYS HS Bowling State Tournament – 1
Varsity Cheerleading– Scholar Athlete Team
August 2019 -UCA Tradition Award Recipients for Inspiring Leadership On & Off the Field
UCA Northeast Pocono Regional Champions
4x Suffolk County Championship Qualifier
All County – 4
All League – 1
Girls Winter Track– Scholar Athlete Team
League Record 4th Place Team (out of 10) in League 2
County: 9nd Place
All League – 15
All County – 3
Academic All County - 2
State Qualifiers: 2 (1 Tied School Record)
National Championship Qualifier - 1
Boys Winter Track– Scholar Athlete Team
All League – 3
All County – 3
State Qualifiers: 3
National Championship Qualifier -1 (4x400 school record)
Boys Swimming and Diving– Scholar Athlete Team
NEW SCHOOL RECORD broken from 1982 - 200 Individual Medley – 4 Athletes
League Record: 8-1-1 (3rd in the League)
County Qualifiers - 15
State qualifiers - 4
Record: 13 - 2
League Tournament Champions
7th League title in the last 10 years
All County - 4
State Qualifier - 1
All League – 12
Finalists – 8
Champions - 5
League Champs: 5
Team Champions of 4 Invitational Tournaments
* Wilkinson is Connetquot's first 4X All County wrestler
2 new members of the Suffolk County Century Club: Dalton Otto, Steven Wilkinson
***Please click here for individual awards
Remembering Robert Grable
Suffolk Zone Students
The district is thrilled to announce that Connetquot High School students Samantha Lankowicz and Edward Sollazzo have been named 2019-2020 Suffolk Zone Physical Education Award winners by the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
These annual awards are presented to one male and one female student from each school district based on their effort, leadership, athleticism and outstanding character. Connetquot High School physical education teachers nominated these deserving students, while Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Peter Melore made the final selection.
Samantha currently ranks 28th in this year’s graduating class. She is tennis team captain, Thunder Tennis Camp coach, and is a member of the Jazz and Wind ensembles, Marching Band, Interact Club, Camp Invention, Girl Scouts and serves as the Leadership Intern. She is considering furthering her education at either Stony Brook University, the University of Maryland, Penn State or Indiana University, where she will study astronomy and atmospheric science.
Edward currently stands at 37th in this year’s graduating class, and participates in boys volleyball and tennis. Additionally, he contributes his time toward the Boy Scouts of America, Math League, Anti-Bias Club, Math Honor Society and Symphony Orchestra. He is an Eagle Scout, volleyball team captain, and is NY State Senate Youth Leadership Award recipient. Edward is considering attending either SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Binghamton or Lafayette College, where he will major in biomedical engineering.
Serving Up Tennis Dreams
The district would like to congratulate Connetquot High School student Andrea Brazyte for being named the first female All-State tennis player in Connetquot history.
During this year’s athletic season, she finished with an impressive overall record of 9-1 in league play. Additionally, she played in the Section II League Tournament and was declared the winner in dominant fashion, losing only a total of six games. In the 2019 Section XI Singles Championship tournament, she finished fourth, earning her the title of an All-State Player.
“Andrea has worked very hard to become the player she is today,” said Amy Cohen, girls varsity tennis coach. “She started playing on the varsity team in seventh grade, has improved every year since, and to be able to finish senior year as an All-State player is just incredible.”
Connetquot HS Girls Volleyball Program Supports A Good Cause
Following the efforts of their peers, Connetquot High School girls volleyball program recently hosted a charity game on Oct. 2 to support the Dezy Strong Foundation. Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano, a Connetquot resident and Sachem High School North assistant volleyball coach, thanked the crowd for their participation and offered inspirational advice about never giving up in his fight against cancer. In addition to Mr. DiStefano and his team, the district would like to thank Connetquot High School girls volleyball coach Justin Hertz and district parents for organizing the event. Due to the outstanding community attendance and participation, the volleyball program successfully raised approximately $5,000 for the cause.
Congratulations to Alex Scichilone for being Named 2019 New York State Boys Varsity Swim coach of the year!
In an effort to support cancer research, Connetquot Central School District’s boys volleyball program recently hosted a charity game on Sept. 17 to directly support the Dezy Strong Foundation. In February 2019, Sachem High School North assistant volleyball coach Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. According to their official website, the foundation, founded in 2019, was established to provide the opportunity for individuals with cancer to have access to experiences that directly affect a positive mental well-being. Due to the outstanding community attendance and participation, the volleyball program successfully raised a total of $3,600 for the cause.
The district would like to congratulate Connetquot High School class of 2019 graduate Gina Barbera for recently completing the seven-week boot camp training session at the United States Naval Academy located in Annapolis, MD.
In addition to her desire to serve our country, Gina was recruited by the Naval Academy due to her outstanding academic records and skills on the lacrosse field.
“It’s been a long seven weeks of Plebe Summer (boot camp) but she made it, and we’re all so very proud of Gina,” said her father. “Additionally, she also ranked 4th out of the 79 total recruits in her company.”
According to the United States Navy, Plebe Summer is the summer training program which is required of all incoming freshmen to the United States Naval Academy. The program lasts approximately 7 weeks and consists of rigorous physical and mental training.
The district wishes Gina the best of luck with all of her future endeavors.