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Viking Sports: March 11, 2010

North Shore End of Year Awards

At the end of the Varsity season, End of Year Awards were voted upon. Several players from the North Shore Girl’s Basketball team received recognition from the opposing coaches. Three were recognized with All-Conference Honors, meaning that they were one of the top players in the Conference, juniors Elizabeth Sheerin and Jackie Gioia and Freshmen Erin Sheerin (who finished 7th in Nassau County in assists). Senior Elle Hoffman (10 points per game and 3rd in Nassau County in 3-point shots) and sophomore Amanda Johansen (10 points per game, 9.8 rebounds which was 3rd in the county and 4.9 assists which was 2nd in the county) received All-Class Honors (meaning that they were both top players in all of Class A). Senior Kathleen Lennon won All-County honors. For a player to be All-County that means that she was one of the top players in all of Nassau County, regardless of Class. Kathleen averaged 15.2 points per game (16th in the county) and 12 rebounds, which was good for #1 in Nassau County! In addition, senior Jennifer Melgar was recognized for athletic and academic achievements as the Scholar/Athlete Award winner and All-Academic New York State. The team also should be recognized for their basketball achievements. North Shore averaged just under 61 points per game, which was good for #1 in Nassau County. In addition, the girls hit 110 3-pointers which led the county and seems to be a record number for Nassau County (complete records are not available for all years). Finally, seniors Elle Hoffman and Kathleen Lennon will represent North Shore in the Senior All-Star game on March 20th at St. Joseph’s College. Congratulations to the North Shore team on an outstanding season!

North Shore Wrestling

The best of the best gathered at Hofstra University where North Shore wrestlers finished their season last weekend at the Nassau County Wrestling championships. Senior Pierce Janssen (145 lb.) and junior Nick Capparelli (189lb.) both finished in 6th place to earn “All County Honors”. Coach Mike Emmert was very happy with the teams finish earning 28 team points and topping rival Locust Valley by 1 point. Coach Emmet mentioned that by the time you get to this part of the season, “anyone still wrestling is a quality wrestler.”

Securing wins in the early rounds and gaining points for the team were senior Tom Shaw(140 lb.), junior Dean Shmuley (135lb), freshman Dan Grabher (125 lb), and 8th grader Hunter Sharf (96 lb).

The team will be losing three tough seniors who helped shape the team for the last four years. Pierce Janssen, Tom Shaw and Charlie Walher will all be missed when the returning wrestlers gather in November for the 2010-11 season. Good Luck Seniors.