Every now and then lightning does strike twice and there is proof right in Island Trees. Bryan Verbitsky, the winner of the Diamond Award in 2009 (Nassau County Baseball Position Player of the Year) has done it again. For the second year in a row Verbitsky is the Nassau County Baseball Position Player of the Year.
Congratulations to Coach Mike Bonsignore for winning the Doris Uhlig Award at the Island Trees Athletic Banquet. This award is presented to one Island Trees coach every year for his/her outstanding commitment to the athletic program.
Bonsignore is the head coach for the varsity football team, which made its first playoff appearance in many years. He plans to continue the trend and is looking forward to the 2010 season on the new turf field. In addition, Bonsignore is the assistant coach for the girl’s varsity softball team who were conference II champions this year.
MacArthur High School first baseman Nick Fiore became the latest MacArthur General baseball player to accept an athletic scholarship, committing to Mercy College, a Division II baseball program in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Nick had a strong season for MacArthur, helping the Generals to the League IAA Championship. Nick is also an excellent student who has the respect of his teachers and coaches. Varsity coaches Steve Costello and Vin Causeman view Nick as a team leader and a role model for the younger players in the program. Nick is the 10th MacArthur player from the class of 2010 to accept a scholarship for next season.
Mrs. Lauren Marino, Island Trees High School Varsity Softball coach, was recently named Coach of the Year in her softball conference at a Nassau County Coaches Meeting. Coach Marino’s peers selected her for this prestigious recognition.
Levittown Athletic Club Strikers and coaches in a team photo after they placed second in the Great Balls of Fire tournament in Kings Park. Manager Joe Myles and coaches Tony Medaglia, Gordon Gay and Mike Pellegrino are so proud of their team, the Levittown Athletic Club Strikers. They played their hearts out and placed second in the Great Balls of Fire tournament recently in Kings Park. The team consists of Toniann Medaglia, Colleen Smith, Brianna Lombardo, Ashley Petrillo, Britney Ciaramitaro, Taylor Lewis, Krissy Gay, Nicole Pellegrino, Hayley Myles, Gena Caputo and recovering from a dislocated finger injured during the tournament, Hannah Spinola; Get better soon, Hannah! The team needs you in Rhode Island!
The 2010 Football Skills and Conditioning Clinic will be held from June 28 through July 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at MacArthur High School for those entering fourth through 12th grades with a focus on actual game techniques.
MacArthur and Division Avenue high school varsity football coaches Bob Fehrenbach and Ray Weidlein will head up the clinic, with help from current staff of MacArthur H.S. varsity football team, Bellmore JFK coach and MacArthur football alumnus Craig Papach and former MacArthur varsity players. The cost is $125 per attendee for the week.
Make check payable to LSW, PO BOX 7035 Wantagh, NY 11783.
Any questions, call (516) 616-3107.
The Eve Foundation is proud to announce their annual Rock’ N Glow Bowling on Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at South Levittown Lanes.
“Our motto is breaking the chains of domestic violence, we support programs that combat domestic violence, we really want to help women and abused children reclaim their lives, that’s our mission,” Jay Eskin said.
The Island Trees High School boys varsity baseball team earned the honor of co-conference champions in league A-1 this season. The team plays in the toughest conference in Nassau County and the coaches’ association determined Island Trees is among the best. Congratulations to the players and coaches for their accomplishment and for being the third team in the spring to establish a conference championship.
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