Welcome to the Athletics Website
Welcome to the Glen Cove City School District’s Interscholastic Athletic
webpage. Participation in interscholastic athletics is available to all
students in grades 7-12.
The Glen Cove School District realizes the importance of a quality
interscholastic program in the community as well as its role in the
health and physical education of students. Athletics should be a
broadening experience in which harmony of mind-body functions is created
through striving for physical and mental excellence. This value-
building experience should be offered to as many students as possible. A
well-coordinated program is vitally important to the morale of the
school and our community.
Everyone involved in the delivery of athletics possesses a unique
opportunity to teach positive life skills and values. Therefore, this
educational experience demands highly qualified coaches. Desire,
dedication and self-discipline need to be developed in order to ensure
the commitment and personal sacrifices required by athletes. Making such
a commitment helps to nurture integrity, pride, loyalty and overall
character. The final outcome is a better citizenry carrying these values
throughout their life.
It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However,
the number of victories is only one criterion when determining a
season’s success. Guiding the team to attain maximum potential is the
ultimate goal. To this end, the coaching staff must teach
student/athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach
maximum potential, and then to be modest in victory and steadfast in
Please refer to the links on this page for further information about all
of the athletic experiences offered through the Glen Cove Schools.
Athletes Honored with Trophies and Scholarships
More than 100 students, parents, faculty and
community members gathered in the Glen Cove High School Auditorium for
the Booster Club’s Athletic Awards Night for Spring athletics.
Student athletes were recognized with trophies and scholarships for
their contribution this year in Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Baseball,
Softball, Girls and Boys Track & Field, Tennis, and Golf. The
evening was punctuated by the Superintendent’s Trophy, an award given by
Glen Cove Superintendent Maria Rianna to an outstanding senior. This
year, the award went to Michael Burrell, a multiple sport All-County
athlete who earlier in the evening was recognized with a place on Glen
Cove’s Wall of Fame.
In addition to the Superintendent’s Trophy, the Principal’s Cup was
presented to two juniors by Glen Cove High School Principal Roseann
Cirnigliaro. The cup was awarded to Sean Peet and Jenny Armstrong.
The evening opened with a special recognition for retiring Coach
Adrienne Tonner, who served Glen Cove for 38 years as the Varsity Track
& Field and Tennis coach.
The following students were honored with scholarships and awards:
Glen Cove Jr. Baseball & Softball Scholarship:
Glen Cove Baseball & Softball Sportsmanship Award:
Glen Cove Jr. Soccer Scholarship:
Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of John Maccarone:
Hall of Fame Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Sidney Canarick:
Glen Cove Jr. Football/Cheerleading Scholarship in Memory of Rob Kormoski:
Glen Cove Jr. Lacrosse Scholarship:
The Annual Memorial Henry T. Boguszewski Golf Scholarship:
Glen Cove Range Commission Scholarship:
The Matinecock Rod & Gun Club Competitive Shooting Scholarship:
Todd Weber Award:
Charles McGuckin Award:
Thomas Renison Scholarship Award:
James Fantry Memorial Award:
Knights of Columbus Award - E.J. Gribbin:
Kenneth R. Andrews Sportsmanship Awards:
F.J. DiMenna Award:
Lola Schmitz Berg Award:
Charles Johnson Physical Fitness Award:
Marine Distinguished Athletes:
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:
Glen Cove High School Athletic Achievement Award:
Glen Cove High School Booster Club Scholarships:
COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT ATHLETES
Michael Burrell, Bryant University, Division I
Ryan Perkins, Nassau Community College
Rashawn White, Alfred State University, Division III
Gabe Vertiz, Barry University, Division II
Kendall Young, Delaware Valley, Division II
Anthony Martino, Midland University, NAIA
Allie Cappiello, James Madison University
GCHS Inducts 12 into Athletics Wall of Fame
Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing.
Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players that have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.
“It is with great pride that I stand before you here today, with the finest student athletes from the 13-14 school year,” said Glen Cove Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Denise Kiernan. “I believe that all 12 All-County student athletes are triple-impact competitors who will continue to become better at everything they do.”
The inductees and their respective sports are:
Mike Burrell, Football
Rashawn White, Football
Matthew Pemberton, Air Rifle
Taylah Hudson, Basketball
Grace Brady, Basketball
Eduardo Montecer, Wrestling
Kiana Watson, Winter Track
Josh Figueroa, Baseball
Kendall Young, Softball
Gabby Heenan, Softball
Billy Daniele, Track and Field
Tim Hogan, Track and Field
During the ceremony, the coaches cited some of the students’ achievements and stats, which included new school records in Track and Field, Winter Track and Glen Cove’s now all-time leading scorer in basketball, Taylah Hudson.
Alumna Kayla Morrissey Named to All East Softball Squad
In her first season of playing softball at Queens College, Glen Cove
High School Class of 2013 graduate Kayla Morrissey is making a name for
herself. Kayla, who received a scholarship to play for the Queens
College Knights, was recently named to the Daktronics All East Region
First Team as a designated hitter. To read more about Kayla and her
impressive first season, click here: http://www.queensknights.com/sports/sball/2013-14/releases/morrisseyallregion
Kendall Young to play softball at Delaware Valley College
Kendall has been a member of the Glen Cove High School Varsity Softball
team since her freshman year. Her strong defensive ability has made her
the team’s starting 3rd baseman for four years. With her aggressiveness,
knowledge of the game and constant chatter in the field, Kendall is a
leader in the infield. Young is consistent at the plate and can hit for
both contact and power. Her passion for the game is evident and
contagious. Kendall’s dedication to the sport has been an integral part
of the Glen Cove Softball program. Kendall will be playing softball at
Delaware Valley College (Division III) in the fall.
Good Luck Kendall!
Pictured in photo with Kendall Young:
Coaches Valerie Amilicia, Angela Zupa, and Denise Kiernan, Athletic Director
All County Student Athletes 13-14
Congratulations to the All County Student Athletes for the 2013-2014 school year.
All County athletes will be honored by their varsity coaches.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Glen Cove High School Hall of Fame
Refreshments will be served.
Spring Season All County Athletes
Baseball: Coach Kevin Nolan
Softball: Coach Valerie Amilicia
Track and Field: Coach Matt Carbone
Winter All-County Athletes
Girls Basketball: Coach Greg Mayerhoffer
Wrestling: Coach Chris Mac Donald
Winter Track: Coach Matt Carbone
Air Rifle: Coach Rich Bullis
Pictured (L-R) are Grace, Matthew, Eduardo, Kiana and Taylah.
Fall All-County Athletes
Football: Coach Pete Kopecky
Mike Burrell to Play Division I Football
Glen Cove High School varsity football standout Mike Burrell has signed a letter of intent to play football at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Mike will don the Black and Gold for the Division 1 Bryant Bulldogs next season, playing at the highest level of college athletics.
A three-year starter at wide receiver for the GCHS varsity Big Red, Mike led the team to back-to-back Big Four Championships in his junior and senior years, serving as captain this past season. On offense, he caught 25 passes for 588 yards and 10 touchdowns and also recorded a 95-yard kick return for a score on special teams. On defense he intercepted four passes and recovered a fumble.
Mike earned All-County honors as a senior, was named to the All-Academic Conference team and was selected to play in the Senior Bowl/Nassau Exceptional Senior Game. He was ranked in the top 250 at the New York State Elite Combine.
Also a talented tennis player, Mike competed for four years on the GCHS varsity squad and helped the team to a conference championship in 2012, earning All-Conference honors in each of his first three years. He posted a 16-0 record in first doubles matches as a freshman and was named the All-County Championship Tournament MVP as a junior. Mike is also a member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar. Congratulations and good luck Mike, you make Glen Cove proud!
Mike (pictured at center) is congratulated here by GCHS Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, varsity football head coach Pete Kopecky, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Denise Kiernan, and varsity football assistant coach Tony Gallo.