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SHS Vikings Report
Seaford Fall Sports Recap

Feb. 26, 2014
By NICK KIRINCIC

    As we enter the year 2014, we leave behind all the great memories that 2013 had to offer us.  The Seaford Vikings once again had a superb fall sports season.  Every team worked hard in every practice and it showed every time they stepped on the field.  The passion that fans saw was extraordinary.  I would attend as many sporting events as I could and I was amazed at what I saw.  Seaford Fans can only hope that all sports seasons are like this.  So just incase you forgot, here is recap of the Seaford Vikings fall sport season.
     We start on the gridiron where once again the Seaford Viking football team had a spectacular season.  The Vikings went into the season with returning seniors James O’Hagan, Justin Cestro, John Lauretti, Kyle Kolodinsky, Matt Natland, Nick Silvestri, Joe Bongiovi and Matt Murphy.  The Vikings started the season 2-0 but then lost two straight games, which is unheard of in Seaford.  Coach Rob Perpall never lost hope in his team.  The “Boys of Fall” stayed positive as well.  They showed enthusiasm whether they were winning or losing.  They took that enthusiasm and finished the regular season 6-2.  They ended the season as Big Four Champions after a heartbreaking loss to Roosevelt 6-3.  Since the team worked so hard and never quit, they received many post-season honors.  James O’Hagan received All Count, All Long Island 1st team, All New York State and he was a finalist for the Martone award which goes out to the best lineman on long island.  Justin Cestro, Patrick Bizzaro, and John Lauretti also received All County Honors.  Kicker Matt Murphy received All County Honorable Mention and Matt Murphy received All Conference.  The Unsung hero award went to Andrew Sappia for being an inspiration to the entire football team.  James O’Hagan and Bobby Buell received the Nassau County Championship game MVP.  The Seaford Viking football team had an outstanding team and should be very proud of themselves. 
    We move from the gridiron to the gym where Coach Marie Savage led the Seaford Viking Volleyball team to the Nassau County Championship, where they defeated Lynbrook to capture the title for the third straight season!  The team had returning seniors Teresa Angelastro, Ally Anderson, Jessica Rini, Victoria Prodan, Desire Fowlkes, Amanda Higgins, Emma Schait and Sam Ramano. The Lady Vikings came together not only as teammates but also as friends.  That is the key to victory.  If your team doesn’t have good chemistry and communication then the chances of success are low.  The girls knew that even when they were down, they weren’t out.  The girls finished the season with a loss in the Long Island Championship to John Glenn High School.  The lady Vikings had many individual honors.  Jessica Rini received All County, All New York State and Class B MVP. Emma Schait received All County.  Teresa Angelastro received All Class and the All Tournament team.  Ally Anderson and Desire Fowlkes received All Conference.  Erin Russel. Also made it to the All Tournament team.  The girls had a fantastic season and we all wish you good luck as the Lady Vikings go for the County Championship next year.
    Running Cross Country takes a lot of dediction.  To have the focus to keep running no matter what place you’re in is incredible.  It takes a very strong person to be able to do that.  The Seaford Viking Cross Country team coached by Ed Trentowski, finished 12th in the Nassau County Championship.  They also received many individual honors.  Matt Clark and Megan Eisman received All Conference.  Matt Green and Ben Varnas received All Divison.  Seaford has been gifted with a lot of good runners throughout the years.  None may be as good as Joe Miller.  It is amazing to see Joe run.  He is like lightning.  Joe Miller received All County.  That isn’t all Joe received though.  Joe Miller was the #2 runner in all of Nassau County and got the opportunity to be in the New York State Cross Country meet and the New York State Cross Country Federation Championship meet.  Joe also received the Nassau County Sportsmanship Award.  The Seaford Viking Cross Country team had a fantastic season and we wish them the best!
    The Seaford Girls Soccer team might have the most fun out of every team this sports season.  Before practices and games they’re always having fun.  That’s mainly what sports should be about.  Seniors Michelle Savino, Renee Savino, Jackie Hoberg, Jen Molnar and Kerry McHugh always made sure that the Lady Vikings kept their spirits high.  Even though the Lady Vikings didn’t meet all their goals this season, they received some individual honors.  Danielle Pearse received All Class.  Ashley Catalanotti was All Conference and Kerry Mchugh received the Scholar Athlete award.  We hope the Lady Vikings keep having fun and are successful next season!
    The Seaford Viking Boys Soccer team always competes until the very end.  They never stop working towards their main goal, which is to be successful.  The Seaford Boys Soccer team coached By Ralph Pascarella, competed in the Nassau County Playoffs. Seniors Matt Murphy, Chris de la Bastide, Alex Rutledge and John Rich led the team.  The boys worked very hard and because of that, received many individual honors.  Chris de la Bastide received All County.  Alex Rutledge received All County Honorable Mention.  John DiFrancisi, Matt Murphy and John Rich received All Conference.  We congratulate the boys on a great season and wish them luck for continued success. 
    The Seaford Field Hockey team always worked hard.  They competed no matter what the score was.   Although their record doesn’t show how much passion and hard work they put in, Viking fans know how dedicated they were.  Seniors Kara Murphy, Mackenzie Wolfson and Marissa Scialpi led the Vikings.  Since the girls worked so hard throughout the season, they received some individual honors.  Kara Murphy received All County Honorable Mention Kirsten Higgins and Mackenzie Wolfson.




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