Recognizing Champions

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The Board of Education meeting on Dec. 10 was full of Connetquot spirit as two teams were recognized for impressive accomplishments in their respective areas. The Connetquot High School girls volleyball team won its third New York State championship title in five years, and the varsity cheerleading team was named the UCA regional champions.

Girls volleyball coach Justin Hertz and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda G. Adams started off the evening by presenting certificates of recognition to each of the players. Multiple elected officials were also in attendance to present the team with proclamations recognizing its commitment and performance, including New York State Sens. Phil Boyle and Monica R. Martinez and Suffolk County Legislators Tom Cilmi and William Lindsay. In addition, Julia Patsos, a senior co-captain on the team, was acknowledged as a News 12 Scholar Athlete and received a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her impressive performance on and off the court.

Varsity cheerleading coach Kelly Unterweiser rounded out the evening when she proudly presented her team with certificates of recognition for being named the UCA regional champions. The cheerleading team is now eligible to compete in the UCA nationals in February 2020.