Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics, Recreation
Lenore Knudsen, x1061
Debbie Dziedzic, x1060
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Late Winter Middle school Sports start 1/21
The HS Spring athletic season starts 3/9, Middle school Spring sports start 3/23 Please make sure all sports clearance paperwork is handed in to the respective Health offices as soon as possible.
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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 Fall Recap 2019-20
216 Scholar Athletes/10/12 Scholar athlete teams (90 average or above)
Girls Cross Country
League Record (League 3): 6-0 (1st Place)
Division: 2nd Place
State Qualifiers: 9th Place
League Record: 4-4
League Record: 5-3
4 County Qualifers
1 Finished in the top 30
9:1 Overall Record
5:1 League Record
2nd place finish in team county championship meet
Scholar Athlete Team
7 Athletes qualifying for the Individual County Championship
3 Athletes qualifying for the State Championship meet in February 2020
League Record: 7-6-1
Ryan Cavanagh was named Coach of the Year
Ranked 8th in the County
Elite 8 Team
Girls Swimming and Diving
League Record: 4-2
20 - County qualifiers.
1 - NYS Championship qualifier
All league qualifiers
All county qualifiers
3rd in the league
4th in the county
League Record: 6-4
Finished 3rd in League 2 division 3
Seeded 14th in County
Sportsmanship: Lisa Baldinucci
19-1 League Record
Long Island Champions
2019 State Champions
Seeded 4th for playoffs
2 All County Tournament Awards
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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.