Valorant Varsity Athletes

By David Ren


The end of a season for many athletes is a joyous time where players can reflect on their achievements. However, for many senior athletes, it is their last time playing sports at New Hyde Park.


Throughout the seasons, NHP athletes made countless achievements at the conference and county levels, totaling thirteen All-County awards, three All-County Honorable Mention awards, twelve All-Conference awards and one All-League award. These athletes and NHP’s Scholar Athletes, who had to maintain a rigorous GPA while playing a varsity sport, were distinguished at an award ceremony on March 15.


“There’s something special about putting on a Gladiator uniform, focusing on a common goal and working for it with others—your teammates, your friends. That captured the essence of New Hyde Park athletics this fall and winter season. I'm so proud of all the individual and team success that our teams have had this year. Go Gladiators!” NHP Athletic Director Mr. Maguire said.


Source from Mr. Patrick Maguire

Clockwise from the top left, varsity sports teams: winter track, boys basketball, riflery and girls basketball, celebrate the end of their seasons.


For the winter season, boys basketball player senior Arsh Singh was distinguished as an All-County athlete, while seniors Sireen Brown, Amal Kayani, and Isaiah Lariosa were recognized as All-Conference athletes. Girls basketball players senior Meghan Korzevinski and freshman Ava Orbon were distinguished as All-County Athletes, while seniors Grace Tumulty and Jessica Vieni were recognized as All-Conference athletes. Senior Riley Griffin was also recognized as a scholar-athlete.


Regarding district teams, riflery shooter senior Daniella Canning was distinguished as an All-County athlete, while sophomore Alex Tiwari and senior Samantha Chang were recognized as All-Conference athletes. In addition, wrestler junior Jake Rodgers was distinguished as an All-County athlete.


Source from Mr. Patrick Maguire

Junior varsity wrestler Sarah Munson takes on her opponent; varsity tennis players Mahek Chaudry (left) and Priya Persaud (right) train during their season.


The fall and winter sports seasons were followed by Varsity Sports Awards Night, an event where students were honored as a team for their achievements and hard work as athletes. There was a slideshow presentation that displayed pictures of the teams and the names of high-ranking athletes. The coaches gave speeches about their teams and their recognizable players. They personally handed out awards to commemorate athletes who displayed character and sportsmanship, while being an asset to their teams.


“Although no athlete really works super hard in their sport for an award, it is really nice to be commended for dedication and skill. Being on the varsity team for three years was definitely a rewarding experience that brought me many friends from different grade levels. Getting closer with my coach over three years was also something I’ll always be grateful for,” varsity volleyball player Lauren DiGregorio said.


The New Hyde Park teams this fall and winter evidently had many accomplishments. Students and community members alike anticipate the spring season and the successes to come.


Varsity Fall/Winter Season Sport Award Winners:

Cheerleading

Gianna Cassata- MVP Award, Three Year Varsity Award

Vanessa DiNardo- Most Improved Player Award

Lena Garofalo- Three Year Varsity Award

Rachel Priest- Rookie of the Year Award


Cross Country (Co-ed)

Luke Badurski- Coaches Award

Brenda Bolouvi- Three Year Varsity Award

Jake Chew- Three Year Varsity Award

Mikela Carys Montes- Most Improved Award

Vallerya Rojas- Coaches Award

Ethan Wilson- Most Improved Award


Field Hockey

Caley Caleca- Unsung Hero Award

Ava Delisse- Coaches Award

Alison Leontis- Coaches Award

Miriya Lok- All League

Emily Mirabile- All Conference

Gabrielle Munge- Exceptional Senior Award

Gisu Park- All Conference


Football

Nick DePompeis- All County, Coaches Award

Dom Fulgieri- All County Honorable Mention

Steven Mirable- All County, Coaches Award, Three Year Varsity Award

Eric Orbon- All County, All-State, Three Year Varsity Award

Jake Rodgers- All Conference, Three Year Varsity Award

Jonathan Hernandez- Three Year Varsity Award

Muhammad Mazhar- Three Year Varsity Award

Walter Reyes-Rubi- Three Year Varsity Award


Boys Soccer

Shane Antao- All County, Conference Goalie of the Year, MVP Award

Shawn Carlson- All Conference, Defensive MVP, Three Year Varsity Award

Brendon Coogan- Coaches Award, Four Year Varsity Award

Joseph Hoffer- Most Improved Award

Juan Mejia- All Conference, Four Year Varsity Award

Sean Rodgers- Three Year Varsity Award

Joseph Vieni- Offensive MVP, Three Year Varsity Award


Girls Soccer

Sofia Bigeni- All County

Emily Cohen- All County Honorable Mention, Three Year Varsity Award

Michaela Cooney- Senior Scholar Athlete Award

Ava Frising- Three Year Varsity Award

Riley Griffin- All County, MVP Award, Three Year Varsity Award

Meghan Korzevinski- All County Honorable Mention, Three Year Varsity Award

Lauren LoCascio- Three Year Varsity Award

Maliea Saccheri- All Conference

Jess Vieni- Most Improved Award, Three Year Varsity Award


Girls Tennis

Mahek Chaudry- Three Year Varsity Award

Divyaamsha Gottiparthy- Four Year Varsity Award

Ashley Kreth- Most Improved Player Award

Natalia Krokos- MVP Award

Christina Mark- Three Year Varsity Award

Priya Persaud- Three Year Varsity Award

Emilia Szynwald- Three Year Varsity Award


Boys Volleyball

Hunter Dunn- Coaches Award

James Marzano- All County, Three Year Varsity Award

Jason Pun- Senior Scholar Athlete Award

Benjamin Wang- Unsung Hero Award, Most Improved Award


Girls Volleyball

Lauren DiGregorio- Unsung Hero Award, Three Year Varsity Award

Nicole DiMartino- All County

Briana Dunn- Unsung Hero Award

Sarah Mathew- All Conference


Boys Golf

Isaiah Mathew- Three Year Varsity Award


Girls Swimming

Nicole Lelay- Four Year Varsity Award


Boys Basketball

Sireen Brown- All Conference

Amal Kayani- All Conference, Most Improved Player Award

Isaiah Lariosa- All Conference, MVP Award, Three Year Varsity Award

Arsh Singh- All County, Three Year Varsity Award


Girls Basketball

Riley Griffin- Senior Scholar Athlete Award

Meghan Korzevinski- All County, MVP Award, Five Year Varsity Award

Ava Orbon- All County, Rookie of the Year Award

Grace Tumulty- All Conference

Jess Vieni- All Conference


Track (Co-ed)

Izhaan Ahmed- Three Year Varsity Award

Kushpreet Ahuja- Three Year Varsity Award

Brenda Bolouvi- Three Year Varsity Award

Jake Chew- Three Year Varsity Award

Allison Corcoran- Coaches Award, Four Year Varsity Award

Alexander Do- Three Year Varsity Award

Jeffrey Gracia- Coaches Award, Four Year Varsity Award

Joseph Hoffer- MVP award, Three Year Varsity Award

Luke Jacob- Three Year Varsity Award

Mirolla Mekaiel- Three Year Varsity Award


Bowling (Co-ed)

Briana Dunn- MVP Award, Four Year Varsity Award

Michelle Peteroy- Gladiator Spirit Award, Three Year Varsity Award


Riflery (Co-ed)

Andrew Canese- Three Year Varsity Award

Daniella Canning- All County, MVP Award, Four YearVarsity Award

Mia Cho- Most Improved Player Award

Eily Montenegro- Four Year Varsity Award

Alex Tiwari- All Conference, Three Year Varsity Award


Wrestling

Jake Rodgers- All County, MVP Award, Three Year Varsity Award

Jake Flint- Coaches Award, Four Year Varsity Award

Christopher Rakamaric- Three Year Varsity Award

Stan Young- Three Year Varsity Award

Nicholas Pincay- Three Year Varsity Award

Ahmed Salehin- Three Year Varsity Award