Weekly Sports Update - October 8-12, 2018

Weekly Sports Update - October 8-12, 2018 photo

District Hosts Annual Kicks for Cancer Event

Close to 100 players and coaches, including members of the Connetquot varsity and junior varsity soccer teams, took part in the program’s annual Kicks for Cancer Clinic on Oct. 8, raising $1,200 in the fight against cancer. 

Kicks for Cancer is a program that began in Hauppauge in 2008 to support Courtney Tomkin, a student who had been diagnosed with brain cancer. The event has grown exponentially in Suffolk County as soccer teams across the county have signed on to raise money for various cancer organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Making Headway Foundation and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Over the years, Kicks for Cancer has raised and donated more than $235,000 to participating charities. 
The district would like to thank coach Ryan Cavanagh, his staff and the dedicated young ladies of the Connetquot soccer program for their contributions to Kick for Cancer this year.

Connetquot HS Girls Volleyball Team Secures First-Place Standing

The Connetquot High School girls volleyball team extended its season record to an impressive 10-1 on Oct. 9 by defeating Bay Shore High School by a final score of 3-1. The T-Birds dropped the first game with a score of 23-25, but went on to win the next three by scores of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-20. Connetquot now holds sole possession of first place in Suffolk League II with this win under its belt. Julia Patsos led the T-Birds with eight kills and 10 digs, while Gabrielle Careere chipped in with six kills of her own.

Girls Swim Team Loses First Meet of Season

Connetquot High School hosted the Commack/Northport High Schools swim team on Oct. 9, dropping its first conference decision to the visitors by a final score of 103-83. The Connetquot/East Islip High Schools’ team record now stands at 5-1 for the season.

A supportive and vocal audience of Connetquot fans cheered on the home team, while celebrating the graduating seniors on their special night. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication to the Connetquot High School Swim program: Ampey Arias-Pena, Camryn Kreusher, Emily Rogalle, Isabella Santillo, Nicole Shuppert and Isaly Yildz.