Hampton Bays seniors Helen Benenaula and Maryrose O’Connell signed letters of intent last month.
Benenaula will be attending Five Towns College to play soccer and O’Connell SUNY Cortland to run track. O’Connell was also one of two athletes to receive the spirit scholarship at the district’s annual awards dinner in June. Sean Noonan, who’s headed to Penn State, also received the recognition.
The Doc Fallot Memorial Scholarship was also awarded at the dinner, to Ava Bianchi and Patricio Pulla. Bianchi plans to attend Muhlenberg College and Pulla, Fordham University.
Kevin Eras (Culinary Institute of America) and Sarah Fassino (University of Rhode Island) received the Baymen Pride award; Christina Coulton (Binghamton University) and Gavin Grismer (University of Buffalo) were named scholar athletes; and Kevin McNamara (United States Army) and Rachel Reycroft (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry) received the John J. Pizarelli Award, given to all-around athletes.
Along with these recognitions, nearly all of these students were re-honored as “leaders of the game.” Eras was honored in football, although he also competed on the wrestling team, Bianchi for cheerleading, Grismer for golf, Reycroft for volleyball, Pulla for tennis, Coulton for cross county, Fassino for field hockey, and Noonan for lacrosse. Sixteen other students received this recognition.
Thirty-two Hampton Bays Middle School students were also honored as scholar athletes. Students were required to maintain a 90 or above average for the first three quarters of the 2018-19 school year.