East Hampton girls varsity assistant coach Joseph DiGirolomo came through for his white team with a goal in the last 10 seconds to beat the pink team, 6-5, in the second annual Battle of the Bonackers game Thursday. The October 24 competition raised over $1800 for the Suffolk County Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Kicks for Cancer initiative, benefitting cancer organizations and local families.
Head coach Cara Nelson’s athletes were the coaches, and awarded trophies to the most valuable player, most valuable defender, and for best effort of each team.
Boys junior varsity soccer coach Michael Vitulli was named MVP of the white team, coding and computer science teacher Urban Reininger MVD, and English teacher Theryn Gibbons awarded best effort. Junior varsity softball coach Nicole Fierro, a former girls soccer goalkeeper and third baseman for the Bonackers softball team, was MVP of the pink team; art teacher Brian D’Andrea MVD; and sixth grade teacher Geoffrey Heppenheimer awarded best effort.