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Weekly Sports Update - October 16-20, 2017

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Boys Soccer Team Celebrates Victory on Senior Night

The Connetquot High School boys soccer team pulled together for a win on the evening of Oct. 12 in honor of their Senior Night celebration. 

Junior Emmanuel Kwansah led the Connetquot point count with two goals and added two additional assists. Senior Chris Gordon scored a goal for the T-Birds, while fellow seniors Justin Crowe and Justin Pellegrino were each credited with an assist in the team’s 5-3 win over Miller Place High School. Kyle Monahan and Thomas Foschino combined for 13 saves for Connetquot. 

Prior to the game, family and friends joined the players on the field to honor the graduating seniors who have dedicated themselves to the continued success of the Connetquot boys soccer team. Head coach Nick Sturtz and assistant coach John Zambriski congratulated the seniors and parents for their support over the years. Coach Sturtz also wished the players continued success as they move on to college and the next level of competition.

Thanks again to the seniors and their families, and congratulations to everyone involved in the 2017 boys soccer team!

Girls Volleyball Team Maintains Unblemished Record

The Connetquot High School girls volleyball team continues to outplay the competition, as their superior athleticism continues to show after each matchup.

 The team recently won their 11th straight match this season by defeating Walt Whitman High School at home in three straight sets (25-14, 25-13 and 25-12) on Oct. 16, to improve their overall record to 11-0. 

Connetquot’s Mackenzie Taylor recorded nine ‘kills,’ while Diana Migliozzi had 10 assists and Alex Parillo contributed with six digs. The T-Birds hope to improve on last year’s season record of 20-0, which included a Long Island championship and a second-place finish in the New York State championships.

Additionally, the Connetquot community enjoyed the team’s match on Oct. 19 against Smithtown High School West as they celebrated their 12th consecutive win, and honored the team’s graduating seniors during a Senior Night celebration.

The team came through with a win in three straight sets (25-16, 25-21 and 25-14), improving their record to 12-0, while the visitors dropped to 11-4.

Taylor Konzen had eight ‘kills’ for Connetquot, which greatly contributed to the win in straight sets.

Prior to the game, Coach Justin Hertz called the graduating seniors to the center of the court to be recognized by their fans. Several teammates took the time to read anecdotes about their graduating friends, and shared a few tears and laughs with the crowd.  Connetquot High School Principal Kenneth Costa, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda Adams and Board of Education Trustee Rob Grable were on hand to celebrate the win and thank the seniors.

Congratulations to the team, and special thanks to the graduating seniors who, with their families, have dedicated themselves to the successful development of the Connetquot girls volleyball team. The following graduates will be sorely missed next season: Daniella Balsano, Mackenzie Cole, Taylor Konzen, Nicole Migliozzi, Cassandra Patsos, Skyla Schoppmeyer and Mackenzie Taylor. Good luck on the next level of competition!

Gymnastics Team Keeps Up Winning Streak

The Connetquot High School gymnastics team recently welcomed the combined Bay Shore/Islip high schools team on Oct. 17 for an important Suffolk County League I match, only to emerge victorious by a final score of 164.325 v. 161.2.

With this win under their belt, the team remains undefeated with a record of 7-0.
This was most certainly a team effort, as each student-athlete did her best in each of the activities and supported one another throughout the competition. A supportive crowd of family and friends were on hand to enjoy the latest win and congratulate the gymnasts.
Congratulations to the team and Coach Renee Guerrieri, and good luck the rest of the season! 

Boys Volleyball Team Celebrates Senior Night

The Connetquot High School boys volleyball team celebrated Senior Night and took on Lindenhurst High School on the evening of Oct. 18. The celebration was fun and exciting, as seniors Haris Ali, Nick Mazzaro, Steve Puckett and Patrick Watters were recognized for their dedication to the team. Several of their teammates, along with Coach Jenn Perry, took the time to thank the seniors and provide a few funny anecdotes about their time wearing the school colors.

While Lindenhurst won the game in three straight sets and improved their record to 10-1, Connetquot did not let this loss get the best of them. With their current 7-5 record, they stand in the middle of the pack with a shot at the playoffs, depending on a few more wins.

Congratulations, and thank you, to Connetquot’s graduating student-athletes, and thanks again for your contributions to the team!

Girls Swim Team Congratulates Senior Athletes

Connetquot High School’s girls swimming and diving team celebrated their annual Senior Night by thanking their seniors for their contribution to the team, and defeated Smithtown High School by a score of 97-84.

  Coaches Alex Scichilone and Jeff Shiebler were proud of their swimmers and divers who improved this season’s overall record to 7-0, and gave them sole possession of first place in Suffolk League I.  

Every seat in the Connetquot High School natatorium was filled as proud family and friends turned out to thank the student-athletes and coaches for their dedication to the historically successful swimming program. 

Madison Case won the 200m freestyle with a time of 2:03.11, and Michelle Wooton won the 50m freestyle with a time of 24.9 seconds. Connetquot qualified for the New York State championships in the 400m freestyle relay with a time of 3:42.41.

Congratulations to the girls swimming and diving team on their win against Smithtown, and a sincere thank-you to our graduating seniors Sarah Colefield, Brittney DeRitis, Alexandria Kalish, Samantha Letteiri, Milaela McGee, Kayla Nadrett, Leah Russell and Michelle Wooton.