Academic Athletes

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Ten Connetquot High School seniors were recently joined by family, friends and district administrators to celebrate the continuation of their academic and athletic careers during a signing ceremony held in the school’s large group instruction room.

The district congratulates Gina Barbera (U.S. Naval Academy/lacrosse), Emma McLoughlin (Jacksonville University/lacrosse), Julia Napolitano (University of Massachusetts Lowell/lacrosse), Jolie Urraro (Pace University/lacrosse), Kyle Strayer (Wingate University/lacrosse), Zachary Pizzimenti (Wingate University/lacrosse), Michael Carere (St. Joseph’s University/lacrosse), Joseph Savino (Elon University/baseball), Jarred Yalon (Stony Brook University/baseball) and Derek Yalon (Stony Brook University/baseball).

The students were introduced by District Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation Mark Dellecave as he spoke about their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the playing fields. He also took the time to remind the recognized student-athletes that their parents are, in so many ways, the motivating forces that have helped them achieve this level of success.

“We will be following your careers as you move on to the newest challenges before you,” said Mr. Dellecave.