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Massapequa Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

 Senior Athletes To Add Their Talents To College Teams

Thirty-two Massapequa High School senior athletes signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers on various college teams around the country next fall, many at the Division I level.

“We are very proud that our talented students will lend their athletic skills to these colleges and universities,” said John Piropato, director of health, physical education and athletics. “They will certainly be great assets to their teams as well as their schools next year.”
The student athletes, their sport and the institutions they will attend are: Molly Treble, girls swimming, University of Notre Dame; Robert Honeyman, baseball, Stony Brook University; Nick Breslin, baseball, Kean University; Alex Cosenza, baseball, Hofstra University; Matt Diesal, baseball, Felician College; Nick Garland, baseball, Central Connecticut; Gabby Curtis, field hockey, Ithaca College; Cameo Tietje, Field Hockey, Smith College; Jamie Ahrens, field hockey, Adelphi University; Craig Berge, boys lacrosse, Georgetown University; Nick Capuana, boys lacrosse, Towson University; Ian Kirby, boys lacrosse, Towson University; Jack Korber, boys lacrosse, Marist College; Matt Caracappa, boys lacrosse, Sacred Heart University; Jim Byrns, boys lacrosse, Quinnipiac University; Nick Balzano, boys lacrosse, University of Tampa; Alex Georgalis, boys lacrosse, Vassar College; Sheila Nolan, girls lacrosse, UMass-Lowell; Charlotte Wright, girls lacrosse, York College; Colleen Bourgal, girls lacrosse, Christopher Newport University; Rachel Sieber, softball, Fairfield University; Emily Gaeta, softball, Briarcliff College; Kristin Muir, girls soccer, Dowling College, Shannon Walsh, girls soccer, Newbury College; Alyssa Iannuzzi, girls soccer, Mercy College; Kim LiVecchi, girls soccer, Southern  Connecticut College, Taylor Howard, girls soccer, Farmingdale State College, Katie Hatziyianis, girls soccer, Binghamton University; Taylor Kugler, girls soccer, Canisius College; Nicole Mahin, girls soccer, University of Miami, Amanda Garrity, girls soccer, Marist College; and Thomas Sarant, rifle, U.S. Naval Academy.

Lacrosse Star Signs With Adelphi
Massapequa resident and Kellenberg Memorial High School student athlete Kaitlyn Stackpole’s hard work, effort, commitment and success in the classroom and on the athletic field has secured her a spot on the women’s lacrosse team at Adelphi University.

Stackpole recently signed her letter of intent to play at Adelphi and take the next step in her educational growth by committing to the Adelphi University Women’s Lacrosse team, and agreeing to participate in collegiate athletics at the highest level.

Massapequan Takes Softball Skills to NYIT

Massapequa resident Sophia Evangelista is among the seniors at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School to sign letters of intent to play sports at their chosen colleges.

A softball player, Evangelista signed on to play at NYIT. The National Letter of Intent is a document used by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to indicate a student athlete’s commitment to participating in interscholastic athletics in the U.S.

“As athletic director, It’s a very proud moment when you realize that your student- athletes have achieved their goals,” said Lorraine Bouklas, Girls Athletic Director. “I’m overjoyed for them, proud of their coaches, and feel privileged to have played a small part in the process. They have given us so much, and my hope for them going forward is that they follow their dreams and are successful at the next level. They always know St. John Baptist is their home and are always welcomed back to share their experiences.”



Two hundred business students from high schools across Nassau County, including Massapequa High School, competed for scholarships and cash awards—more than $33,000 in all—from various sponsors at Nassau County’s annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial Challenge.

The events on Sept. 11, 2001 had a profound effect on nearly all in the tri-state area, but for first responders, the effects were overwhelming. Long-time Massapequa resident Michael Smith, a member of the New York Fire Department, experienced those effects firsthand.

“While I’ve always been a person that could appreciate life, after 9/11 I became so distraught,” he said. “I realized I need to do something I want to do — something I love to do.”

A 30-year veteran of the fire department, Smith retired in 2002. He and his wife of 33 years, Teresa, began to look for a place they could enjoy life. This mindset brought them to the East End of Long Island, where they often went for day trips. They settled down in a home in Orient Point in 2004; in a home that needed quite a bit of work. And when it was time to landscape the property, a new idea took root — a vineyard.


Massapequa athletes recently received honors from their coaches at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, the coaches of all of the Kellenberg teams choose one member of their team who stands out as an athlete that has worked hard to improve themselves in their chosen sport.

The Farmingdale State women’s lacrosse team won the first game of their Spring Break trip to North Carolina with a victory over Greensboro College. In wet and muddy conditions, the Rams (8-1) held an 8-5 lead at the half and took the eventual 13-10 win.

In the first half and tied 2-2, the Pride (7-5) pulled ahead 4-2 with two unassisted goals by junior attack Nadya Fedun. Farmingdale State answered with four straight scores for a 6-4 advantage, on goals by juniors Alyssa Handel, Nicole Marzocca and Massapequan Jackie Kennedy.

Sophomore attack Ashlynn Parks put Greensboro within a goal at the 7:03 mark, but the Rams scored two more to lead 8-5 at the halftime break.


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