Boys soccer and boys cross country were the standout teams of the fall season at Southampton, and each squad took home plenty of postseason awards for their accomplishments.
It was a historic year for Southampton boys soccer. The Mariners had their best season in program history, winning their first Suffolk County and Long Island Class B championships, while going undefeated. Southampton fell one win short of a trip to the New York State Final Four after a 1-0 loss to Hastings in the Southeast Regional Final, finishing the year at 19-1. The Mariners scored 91 goals on the season, which ranks third in Suffolk history for most goals in a season.
A pair of standout seniors—co-captains Jesse Scanlon and Gianluca Santacruz—etched their names in the Mariner record books. Scanlon, who is headed to Dartmouth next year, earned All-State, All-County, All-Conference and Newsday First-Team All-Long Island honors, after leading Long Island with 34 goals on the season, which broke the single-season record at Southampton and ranked him second in career goals among Mariners with 61. (Matias Ruiz, a 2011 graduate, holds the career mark with 66). Santacruz, also a senior, was also an All-State, All-County and All-Conference selection. He broke Southampton’s single-season record with 28 assists and also had 22 goals on the season, making him the leading points scorer on Long Island. He is also ranked eighth all time in the state for single-season assists. Both players were recognized with special honors by the Suffolk County Soccer Coaches Association for scoring more than 20 goals in a season and also for being selected to play in the Nassau vs. Suffolk Exceptional Senior All-Star game.
Sophomore midfielder Sebastian Pereira earned All-Conference and Academic All-County honors, while junior midfielder Fabian Elizondo was also named All-Conference. Junior defenders Hunter West and Jacob Villalobos were named All-League. Junior goalie Timmy Alejo earned the Robert Muir Award, given to the MVP of the county championship game, for his performance in shutting out Wyandanch in penalty kicks to clinch the county title for his team.
The boys cross country team successfully defended the League VII and Suffolk County titles it won last season while also winning the Division IV Championship and getting to states for the second year in a row. This season, the Mariners also laid claim to the Long Island Championship by finishing ahead of the Nassau County team at states. Gustavo Morastitla, Spencer Crough, Sebastian Hunter-Cuyjet, Ryan McCabe, Charlie Bedard, Mike Minogue, and Artemi Gavalas earned All-Division honors, while Minogue and Hunter-Cuyjet earned Academic All-County honors as well. Eddie Arnold was named the League VII, Suffolk County Class C, and Division IV Coach of the Year.
For the girls cross country team, Michele Gagliardo, Hadi Ramo, Evie Purcell, Lumei Abatangelo, and Riplee Mercer were named All-League.
The Southampton boys golf team finished with a 6-5 record in League VIII, respectable considering the team played all season without its top golfer, Christian Oakley, because of an injury. Tim Kreymborg, Andrew Wesnofske, and Thomas Fullam earned All-League honors.
The Southampton field hockey team did not make the Class B playoffs, but several players earned postseason awards. Midfielder Shelby Pierson was named All-County, while forward Chloe Schmidt earned All-County Honorable Mention. Victoria Russo was named All-Conference, while Samantha Wesnofske and Alex Ambrose were named All-Division.
The football team struggled through a winless season in Division IV, but had several standout players. Matt Wooley earned All-County honors and played in the Suffolk County Senior All-Star game. Avory Johnson, Reagan Soledad, and Andre Franklin were named Second Team All-Division.
The girls soccer team did not make the playoffs, but forward Margarita Trujillo was named All-County, while Dianara Torres earned All-League honors.
For the Southampton girls tennis team, Molly Squires, Marcelina Kropiwnicka, Cecelia Scheuer, and Olivia Bruyn were All-League, while Lana Johnson earned the Sportsmanship Award.
Once again, the Pierson field hockey team was the standout squad of the fall season in Sag Harbor. The Lady Whalers upset Carle Place in the Long Island Class C Championship, making a return to the New York State Final Four for the first time since winning the state championship two years ago. Junior forward Ana Sherwood earned All-State honors and was also named All-Tournament for both the Long Island Championship and state semifinal game. Junior forward Cali Cafiero was named All-County Honorable Mention, as was sophomore forward Hollie Schleicher. Freshman defender Caroline Grout earned All-Conference honors, and senior defender Kerrie Vila was named All-Division and a Senior All-Star. Paige Schaefer was named All-Tournament for the Long Island Championship, and junior midfielder Allura Leggard earned the Sportsmanship Award at states.
The boys soccer team advanced to the Suffolk County Class C final, where it lost to Southold. Cameron Burton, Sam Warne, and Charlie Pintado were named All-Conference, while Wilver Garcia-Juarez and Kevin Feliciano were named All-League. Andrew James earned Academic All-County honors, and Mark Schimmer earned the Sportsmanship Award.
For the girls soccer team, Rachel Hoyt was All-League and Evan Johnson earned Academic All-County honors. For the boys golf team, Matt Burke and Jack Brown were named All-League. For the girls cross country team, Hannah Jungck was named All-Division and All-League, while Caroline Jungck, Phoebe Miller, Paola Zeas, and Blair Potter were named All-League. For the boys, Jack Schleicher, Angelo Toscano, Max Tabasso and Harrison Yardley were named All-League.
The girls volleyball team made it to the county Class D final, where it lost to Shelter Island. Maizy Guyer, Chloe Collette-Schindler, Liz Robbins, and Serina Severance earned All-League honors, Taylor Cox was named Academic All-County, Robbins was named the Rookie of the Year, Guyer made the All-Tournament team, and Samantha Cox and Leigh Hatfield earned All-Tournament Honorable Mention honors.
The Bonac boys cross country team had its best season in program history, as the squad was the undefeated League VI, Division III and County ‘B’ champion. Senior Erik Engstrom earned All-Federation, First-Team All-County and First-Team All-State honors, while Josh Dempsey, Jimmy Makrianes, Geo Espinoza and Thomas Paradiso were named All-Division and All-League. Kevin Barry was named the Suffolk County Coach of the Year.
The girls swim team had its best season in program history as well, sending three relay teams and two individuals to states. The 200 medley relay team of Cecilia DeHavenon, Julia Brierley, Carley Drew and Lilah Minetree was All-State and All-County, while the 400 free relay team (DeHavenon, Brierley, Drew and Minetree) and the 200 free relay team (Drew, Sophia Swanson, Olivia Brabant and Madison Jones) were also All-County, as well as Drew (100 butterfly) and DeHavenon (100 backstroke). Sophia Swanson, Brabant, Brierley, DeHavenon, and Jones earned All-League honors in several events as well.
The girls tennis team had a great season, getting to the semifinals of the county team tournament. The doubles team of Lily Kot and Harriet DeGroot earned All-County honors, while the second doubles team of Allie Clarke and Cece Combemale and singles players Pamela Pillco earned All-Division. Singles players Isabel Peters, Becca Kuperschmid and Bryce Slater were All-League.
The boys volleyball team made the Division II playoffs, losing to Sayville in the first round. Will Mackin and James Stanis earned All-County, All-Division and All-Tournament honors, while Sean Ryan was named All-County, and Henry Uihlein, Hunter Fromm and Jack Brierley earned All-Division Honorable Mention.
The East Hampton boys golf team won a share of the League VIII title with Westhampton Beach. Turner Foster, Stephen Kane, and Ryan White were All-Conference players. Kane also earned Academic All-County honors, and the team was a Scholar Athlete team.
For the girls soccer team, Wylee Musnicki and Kelly Rodriguez were All-League, and Musnicki, Nicole Notel and Freddi Persico were Academic All-League.
For the girls volleyball team, Catharine Fleming was All-League, and Ashley Lynch was All-League Honorable Mention. On the football team, Brandon Johnson earned All-County and First-Team All-Division honors. Axel Alanis was also First-Team All-Division, while Burke Gonzalez and Josh King were Second-Team All-Division.
For the field hockey team, Grace Amaden earned All-County Honorable Mention, while Katie McGovern was named All-Conference, and Elizabeth Bistrian and Elizabeth Guinchard were named All-Division.