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Bulldogs salute scholar-athletes

By TED WADDELL
Posted 11/24/21

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On Wednesday, October 17, Sullivan West High School celebrated the playing-field accomplishments of their junior varsity and varsity-level student-athletes of the fall …

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LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On Wednesday, October 17, Sullivan West High School celebrated the playing-field accomplishments of their junior varsity and varsity-level student-athletes of the fall 2021 season.

In the wake of a welcome by high school principal Mark Plescia, athletic director Dave Eggleton took to the podium to introduce the platform, which consisted of the coaching staff, who in turn introduced their respective teams and announced the well-earned letters, pins and awards.

Of special note, the varsity football team and the girls varsity soccer squad qualified for the playoffs.

Veteran Coach Ron Bauer has been guiding young adults on the fields of athletic competition for more than half a century, and during Sullivan West’s 2021 fall sports awards ceremony he was honored with an engraved plaque in recognition of his recent induction into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Section IX Track and Field Hall of Fame.

The award was presented by Coach Anthony Durkin, who was taking a break from his snake-wrangling duties on the high school soccer field.

On the plaque: “Coach Bauer, this is an incredible honor for you and all the athletes that you have worked with throughout your career… thank you for your time and dedication to the sport of track and field.”

And the Sullivan West scholar-athletes are...

Varsity football, coached by Ron Bauer; assisted by Justin Diehl, John Hauschild, Ronj Padu, Shane Cruz: Rally Cruz, Justin Grund, Christopher Campanelli, Allyn Walter, Liam Cavanaugh, James McElroy, Caden Allen, Tarrell Spencer, Ryan Joyce-Turner, Sebastian Berman, Jakob Halloran, Jacob Hubert, Matthew Lohmann, Peter Norton, John Roycroft, William Roycroft, Cameron Sullivan, Jaymes Buddenhagen, Nate Coy, Max Ebert, Dillan Hanslmaier, Rodney Wilson, Gavin Hauschid and Michael Roth.

Most Valuable Player: Gavin Hauschild

Coaches’ Award: Chris Campanelli

Cheerleading, varsity football, coached by Daniela Fox: Rebecca Brewer, Camille Licursi, Amanda Dirig, Kaitlyn McBride, Emily Umbaugh and Anabella Wagner.

Most Spirited Cheerleading award: Bella Wagner

Most Supportive Cheerleading award: Emily Umbaugh

Varsity boys cross-country, coached by Skylar Musa; assisted by Dee Maopolski: Reece Maopolski, Ethan Kavarnos, Blaise Maher, Chase Ferber, Karl Swanson, Landon Volpe and Gabriel Wasner.

Most Valuable Runner: Reece Maoploski

Captain’s Award: Karl Swanson

Varsity girls cross-country, coached by Skylar Musa; assisted by Dee Malpolski: Cheyenne Decker, the lone girl on the squad, was honored with the Coach’s Award for females.

Varsity volleyball, coached by Helene Chappell: Gabby Cohen, Angela Cordischi, Brooke DeCarlo, Paige Parucki, Amanda Dirig, Madeline Kask, Ceshia Ulatoski, Kathryn Widmann and Sophie Wilkin.

Player of the Year: Paige Parucki

Coach’s Award: Amanda Dirig

Varsity girls soccer, coached by Anthony Durkin; assisted by Samantha Scott, Kurt Scheibe and Mike Ellmauer: Taylor Brustman, Riley Johnson, Abby Keller, Mia Nunnari, Annabelle Rutledge, Taylor Wall, Felicity Bauernfeind, Anna Bernas, Kaylee DiBiase, Briana Haass, Serena Harting, Elaine Herbert, Lucia Kennedy, Paige Muzuruk, Karlee Diehl, Sophie Flynn, Abby Parucki, Violla Shami, Grace Boyd and Riley Ernst.

Miss Soccer award: Grace Boyd

Varsity boys soccer, coached by Kristina Verrico; assisted by Scott Scardino: Daniel Shami, William Nearing, Michael Schroeder, Dominic Plescia, Nicholas Perez, Austin Nystrom, Charles Kutschera, Aoleces Jiminez, Antony Waite, Nathan Pereira-Mendoza, Tariq Gambari, Dominic Perez, Dylan Sager, Henry Marin Leon, Mack Zadubara and Landen Boyd.

Most Valuable Player: Dylan Sager

Defensive Player of the Year: Dominic Perez

 

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