ESM, Hampton Bays, Westhampton Beach Spring Athletes Garner Postseason Awards


The Eastport South Manor girls lacrosse team made it further in its postseason than any other team at the school, having reached the Long Island Championship, so it’s no surprise that the Lady Sharks came away with the most postseason awards this spring.

Rebecca Tooker led the way in terms of hardware. She earned All-American, All-Long Island and All-County honors. Samantha Giacolone, Marissa Gurello and Dakota Mason also earned All-County statuses while Natalie Fuccillo, Kaeli Huff, Megan Curley and Jackie Wasilko were all named All-Division. Kristen Anderson was given the Unsung Hero Award.

The boys lacrosse team made the playoffs but lost to eventual Suffolk County champion Miller Place in the first round. Will Henderson, Matt Prokesch, Austin Macchi and Matt Ragimierski were all named All-Division and All-County. Frank Denicola and Patrick Kenneally were named All-Division players.

The boys track team had eight athletes earn postseason distinctions. Tom Meehan, Dave Laguerra and Luke Lafferty each earned All-League and All-Division honors while Jacob Black, Sean Clark, John D’Amaro, Gary Murano and Dan Tapia earned All-League honors. Keara Brown, Alex DeCicco and Taylor McClay all earned All-League status on the girls track team while Marisa Mazzoni was Academic All-County.

The softball team was just one victory shy of reaching the county finals but nonetheless had a successful season as League V champions. Marissa Rizzi was All-County and League V Pitcher of the Year. Nina Gaita and Jackie Chester were named All-County while Dana Taglioni was named All-Division and Christina Rizzi and Kailah Konkel earned All-League honors. Laura Ward was named League V Coach of the Year.

The baseball team came up a few wins shy of its county final but the Sharks had a nice postseason run after winning the League VI title. Both Mat Annunziata and Mike Shine earned All-County and All-League distinctions while Mike Burkhardt and Andrew Karkota earned All-League honors. Niko Bedell was an Academic All-County selection. Matt Salmon, in his first year as head coach, was named League VI Coach of the Year.

Andrew Reiley led the boys tennis team this past spring and took home All-County, All-Conference and All-Division honors to show for it. His brother, Alex Reiley, along with Brandon Calderone, Robert Anderson and Darren Chan, earned All-Conference and All-Division honors. The team was also given the Section XI Sportsmanship Award.

The League VII champion boys golf team was led by Kyle Tillinghast, who earned All-Conference and All-League distinctions. Joey Busiello and Trevor Haley were both named All-League.

The boys and girls lacrosse teams, the boys and girls track teams, the boys tennis team and the softball team at ESM were all named Scholar-Athlete Teams.

Hampton BaysShanna Heaney finished off her career at Hampton Bays by placing second in the 800-meter race at the New York State Championships to earn All-State status. She had already earned All-County, All-Division and All-League honors. Victoria Moynihan, who also competed upstate, was also All-County, All-Division and All-League in the discus. Hannah Reed, Mary Kelly Hilton, Cameron Heaney and Layla Deluca all earned All-League honors.

Brian Intermaggio made it to states from the boys team in the high jump after earning All-County, All-Division and All-League honors in the event. Justin Robinson and Clayton Quiros made All-League status.

The Lady Baymen softball team reached the playoffs after a 10-6 League VII season. They won a game in the double-elimination format postseason. Marley Tyler and Karlie Troyan were both named All-Division for their efforts throughout the season while Davi Romer, Meghan and Rebecca Harris were named All-League. Meghan Harris was also named League VII Rookie of the Year.

The baseball team had a down year, going 3-17 overall. But, a number of players still took home some awards. Ryan Schultheis, Ryan Cavanaugh and Josh Karl all earned All-League status while Matt Agoglia earned All-Academic honors. The Baymen were given the Section XI Sportsmanship Award.

The girls lacrosse team was not able to secure its first-ever varsity victory in its inaugural season this past spring but a number of players had good seasons. Alex Maitland-Ward and Nikki Nolan were named All-Division players while Emma Hansen was given the Unsung Hero Award. The Lady Baymen were also given the Section XI Sportsmanship Award. Girls lacrosse, along with the boys and girls track teams, earned New York State Scholar-Athlete honors.

Westhampton BeachAnnica Penn leads the list of Westhampton Beach athletes who earned or received postseason honors this spring. She was All-American, All-County, All-Division and All-League in the 1,500-meter race walk. Kiera Kelly and Stephanie Vickers earned All-County, All-Division and All-League statuses, with Vickers also earning All-Academic honors. Lauren Lorefice and Sabrina Mason were All-Division and All-League athletes while Nora Murphy and Grace Gilbakian were All-League athletes.

Peter-John Ferrebee, Roger Llivisaca, Alex Patricolo, Greg Horbatiuk, James Passarelle, Graham Brown, Alex Atwater, Eric Silverman and Chase Golding all earned All-League honors throughout the boys track season.

The boys lacrosse team reached the playoffs after a 10-4 Division II season. Brian Corrigan, who will attend Marist College in the fall, was named All-State, All-County and All-Division. Brian Culhane, Casey Hickey and Evan Gagne joined Corrigan as All-County and All-Division players while Vito Strippoli and Jack Murphy were named All-Division.

Sammie Vickers, Alexa Smith and Lauren Smith earned All-County honors during the girls lacrosse season with Vickers also taking home All-Academic honors. Kathleen Mensch, Sarah Culver and Bella Recchion were named All-Division players.

Cooper Lacetera earned All-State status for the second consecutive season after advancing to the semifinals of the Suffolk County Individual tennis tournament this spring. Nisarg Dabhi, Matt Kantor, Zach Ellenhorn and Brian Schwartz were All-County players while Beecher Halsey, Sam Kapust, Raj Ghayalod and Riley Smith were All-League players.

The baseball team had one of its best seasons in recent memory under first-year head coach Tom Hoare. Brett Pisaneschi, Dan McEvoy, Ernie Geraci and Chris Pesce all earned All-League status with Pesce also earning All-Academic honors.

The softball team was led by Claudia Purkis and Lauren Ramos throughout the season, and therefore they earned All-Conference honors. Anna Collins was named All-League.

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