Sports

May 27, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Christian Jimenez is just 18 years old, but hockey has already taken him many places. The Yorktown resident starred for Lakeland/Panas as a freshman in 2017, helping the Rebels reach the section playoffs following back-to-back winless seasons. He attracted offers from boarding ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Evan Berta’s high-school career may have ended prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he will continue playing next year at Fairfield University. Berta, Lakeland’s co-ace with Joe Vetrano, chose Fairfield because it felt like a great fit both academically and ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland’s Sharon Sarsen, the winningest varsity field hockey coach in New York State history, will be inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame this summer. Sarsen’s coaching excellence is not confined to just one sport. She is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Nick DeGennaro, one of Yorktown High School’s greatest shooters, has spent the last four years at Western New England University, where he reinvented himself and became one of the best passers in Division III basketball. As a Husker, DeGennaro was twice named All-League and ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland High School senior Krystal Badillo has been a varsity softball starter since eighth grade. She was named All-League as a freshman; All-Section, All-League, and Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore; and All-Section and All-League her junior year, when she also ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – As a result of their hard work in the classroom, many of Lakeland and Yorktown’s winter varsity teams have been recognized as Scholar Athletes by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. That means that the grade-point averages for 75 percent of the team’s roster ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown midfielder Kelsey McDonnell enjoyed a decorated high-school career, finishing with 115-career goals, and being named All-American in her junior campaign. McDonnell, who will play at Virginia Commonwealth University next year, is part of a special Husker senior class.

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WATERBURY, Conn. – Yorktown graduate Brittany Giordano was an All-Section third baseman for a team that won the Section 1 Class AA title in 2017, the Huskers’ first sectional title since ’08. “It meant everything, winning the section championship my senior year, because we always got so close to ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Nick Vazquez, a 2016 Lakeland graduate, was an All-American face-off man for Lakeland/Panas’ Section 1 Class A championship squad, which saw the Rebels reach the state final four in his senior season. Vazquez went on to play at the University of Hartford, where he was having an ...

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Jordan Fein, a 2017 graduate of Lakeland High School, was one of 18 Plattsburgh State student-athletes who were recently recognized for their outstanding performances in the classroom and in competition. The honors, given by the Institute for Sport and Social Justice’s ...

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Brett Makar was a two-time All-American while playing at Yorktown, before graduating from there in 2018. He has continued that stellar level of play at the University of Maryland (5-1), which ended a virus-shortened season as the No. 7 team in the country. Makar was named ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Senior Jack Tinari is an outfielder on the Yorktown baseball team. He also played football for nine years and was a captain on his freshman, JV and varsity teams. He started at guard and also played linebacker, earning All-League honors. How are you getting through this period ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – When high school sports start again is unknown, but the Lakeland Hornets will be ready to go. “Due to COVID-19, a lot of things are up in the air,” said Mike Meadows, Hornets coach and 2005 Lakeland graduate. “Hopefully, by the time we get to the fall, things will be better.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The first game of the Pantelis “Pont” Ypsilantis era is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Horace Greeley. Yorktown finished 8-2 a year ago, falling to Rye in the section finals. “It is difficult to put into words how excited this team is to get back after it,” ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown senior Noelle Cegielski is a three-season athlete, running cross country in the fall, track in the winter, and lacrosse in the spring. She has been on the varsity lacrosse team for all four years of high school. She was named a lacrosse captain her junior year and a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Athletes are taught to play until they hear a whistle. Faced with insurmountable odds, many senior high-school students have remained optimistic about their chances of getting on the field at least one more time. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally blew the whistle on Friday ...

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – When it comes to lacrosse, there is a direct “pYpeline” that runs from Yorktown to Marist College, with three ex-Huskers currently on the Marist squad. They are the Embury twins, sophomores Jamison and Hunter, and freshman Dan O’Meara, who were each named All-Americans while ...

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LOS ANGELES – Emily Concialdi, a two-time lacrosse All-American at Yorktown, has spent the last five years, including this past season as a graduate student, at the University of Southern California. The Trojans were the No. 7 ranked team in the country before the COVID-19 virus ended their ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Raquel Nieves, senior captain of Lakeland/Panas, will continue her lacrosse career at La Salle University (Philadelphia). “I decided to play lacrosse at La Salle University because the coaching staff and team made everyone feel welcome, and it felt like one big family,” said ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Kaitlyn Bennett is a senior captain on the Yorktown High School softball team. Excelling both on and off the field, she has been a New York State Scholar Athlete three times and has earned All-League honors twice. Last year, she was an All-Section Honorable Mention ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – High school basketball practice officially starts in November, but if you want to be successful, the work starts long before then. The Lakeland Hornets enjoyed their best season in 11 years, earning the League II-C title, finishing 17-5, which included winning a game in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Saving lives is hungry work. With that in mind, the Yorktown varsity baseball team is raising money so they can buy “Heroes for Heroes.” Every $8 donation allows the team to buy a sandwich from Yorktown Pizza & Pasta for a health care worker at one of the local ...

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – During her five-year varsity career, Lakeland’s Colleen Walsh, one of the greatest players in Section 1 history, went 68-18 while recording 680 strikeouts on the mound to go along with a .378 batting average at the plate. That career included leading Lakeland to the Section 1 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Many area coaches are doing what they can to keep their team engaged through social media during this period of social distancing. Samantha Fernandez, a second-year softball coach at Yorktown, has done that and then some. On top of communicating digitally, she recently drove by ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Joe Vetrano’s junior season at Lakeland High School was one for the record books. As a pitcher, the Boston College-bound, 6-foot-3 lefty finished the season with 5 wins, a 0.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 45.2 innings. As a hitter, Vetrano slugged his way to a .419 batting ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y – Andrew Tripaldi has known both sides of the Lakeland/Walter Panas rivalry. For the last six years, Tripaldi, a 2007 Lakeland High School graduate, has been the varsity head coach of the Walter Panas field-hockey squad. This spring, after having coached JV for two years and ...

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – It’s not uncommon for Yorktown lacrosse graduates to play each other at the next level, but the reunion on March 7—when No. 4 Maryland won a close contest against visiting Albany, 14-13—was special. Brett Makar, a 2018 Yorktown graduate and two-time All-American for the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland's legendary field hockey program has produced 13 state championships—10 since 2009—all under coach Sharon Sarsen. Perhaps more impressive, though, is what the Lakeland alums have accomplished in the classroom. Three Lakeland graduates who play field hockey at the ...

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VILLANOVA, Pa. – Katie Comerford, a 2016 Yorktown graduate, has enjoyed a historic career at Villanova University, which includes being the school’s all-time leader in points. She recorded her school-record 184th-career point, in a 12-9 win at Navy on Feb. 22, against what was then the No. 16 ...

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