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Belfiore Honored

The College Sports Information Directors of America selected Glen Cove High School Class of 2010 graduate Dan Belfiore for the Capital One Academic All-District Division II football team.

This designation recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances both athletically and in the classroom.

Belfiore, who currently attends LIU Post, is a senior defensive lineman with a 3.78 GPA in accounting. He will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-American notice.

“I was really surprised,” Belfiore said. “This is an amazing honor.”

Belfiore described this season as unforgettable, as he and his LIU Post teammates captured the Northeast-10 Conference Championship for the first time in nine years. The team’s victory led to an appearance in the NCCA Division II Championship, where they unfortunately fell to Virginia State.

Prior to LIU Post, Belfiore played three seasons at Glen Cove High School, leading the Knights to the playoffs in 2007 and 2008. He was also named All-County, second team All-Long Island and third team All-New York. Additionally, he received the Kava Award in 2009, given to someone who encompasses commitment, team spirit, integrity and discipline. According to coach Pete Kopeky, Belfiore was the “hardest-working student” he ever coached.

Belfiore also wrestled and competed in track and field at Glen Cove, earning All-County as a shot putter.

 

 

 


Nassau County Section VIII Boys Soccer Dinner

Long Island Marriot
December 2, 2014


Coach: Brian Smith
All County: Kevin Shannon and Rudy Yanes
All County Honorable Mention: Hernan Bonilla and Delwin Hernandez
All Conference: Brian O'Connell, Andrew Gerin, Andres Mejia, and Dylan Silas
Scholar Athlete: Jaime Mejia




Top Row:
Andres Mejia, Kevin Shannon, Rudy Yanes, Andrew Gerin, Hernan Bonilla, Coach: Brian R. Smith

Bottom Row:
Alexis Cota, Dylan Silas, Brian O'Connell, Delwin Hernandez


 

 

 


2014 Nassau County Football Gridiron Dinner
Crest Hollow Country Club
December 10th, 2014

Coaches: Pete Kopecky, Steve Tripp, Tony Gallo, and Mark Pnini

Pictured are 5 of the 6 Varsity football captains (left to right) Gaetano Famiglietti, Chris Lent, Sean Peet, David Perkins, Dejon Taylor and Mike Payton.

The dinner wrapped up the 2014 season, capping a season where the Big Red qualified for the playoffs a third consecutive season.

QB David Perkins earned All County honors, Chris Lent was honored with the All star game MVP as well as Honorable mention All County. Sean Peet received All Conference honors and Edwin Narvaez was chosen as the Big Reds Unsung Hero Award presented by the officials organization LIAFO.

Announced at the dinner was the passing of Charles Martone a former player in the 1940's at Glen Cove High School. Numerous former coaches, players and colleagues have made donations to begin a memorial scholarship that will be presented to a lineman on the the Glen Cove squad who best displays work ethic, commitment to team and athletic integrity in the Spring.

Congratulations Big Red! You make Glen Cove proud!

 

 


Nassau County Track/Cross Country Coaches Association Cross Country Awards Dinner
Crest Hollow Country Club
December 8th 2014

Coaches David Stein and Lauren Jensen

Blake Woods Class II All County
Grace Blinkoff Class II All County
Thais Delima All Conference

Pictured in the photo is Coach Stein and with Grace Blinkoff on the left and Thais Delima and Blake Woods on the right.

Congratulations Blake, Grace and Thais, you make Glen Cove proud!

 



Big Red JV Cheerleading Places First at Valley Stream North High School Invitational/Coach Jessica Banks

On Sunday, December 7, the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Team attended the Valley Stream North High School Cheerleading Competition. They were in a tumbling division consisting of West Hempstead, Garden City, and Calhoun. The team impressively executed their routine and took home First Place!! Each member received a medal and the team received a trophy.

Congratulations to all of the cheerleaders and well done on all of your hard work! Their next competition is Saturday December 13th at Baldwin High School.

 

 

 


Nassau County Girls Volleyball Coaching Association Dinner
Marriott, Uniondale
Monday, December 1st 2014

Sabrina Magrini All-Conference
Tiffany Reveyoso All-Class
Sara Tenke All-County

 

Sara Tenke, Tiffany Reveyoso, Sabrina Magrini, Coach Matt Carbone

  

Sara Tenke and Coach Matt Carbone

 

 


NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone
Outstanding Physical Education Award
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY
December 2, 2014

Sean Peet and Zulma Bonilla Yanes, Seniors at Glen Cove High School and were selected by the Physical Education staff because they demonstrate character, sportsmanship, and an overall understanding of physical fitness. Sean is a three time award recipient of the NYS AHPERD Nassau Zone PE Award. Sean received the award at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels.

Congratulations Sean and Zulma! You have made the Physical Education Staff at Glen Cove very proud of your accomplishments!

 

 


Big Red Girl's Soccer/Coach Peter Falen
Nassau County Girls Soccer Coaching Assocation
Crest Hollow Country Club
Monday, December 1, 2014


Taylah Hudson: All Conference
Kristin Ingegno: Scholar Athlete

 


Coach Falen with T. Hudson on left and K. Ingegno on right

 



T. Hudson and K. Ingegno pictured with guest speaker Crystal Dunn, Southside High School

Crystal Alyssia Dunn (born July 3, 1992)[1] is an American soccer player for the U.S. Women's National Team and for the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. She was a member of the team that won Japan 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, a member of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels women's soccer team, and was the recipient of 2012 Hermann Trophy.[2][3][4] She represented the United States as member of United States U-17, U-18, and U-20 national soccer teams. On February 13, 2013, she made her debut in the senior team playing a friendly match against Scotland national women's football team.

 

 


Big Red's Chris Lent, named Offensive MVP of the Senior Bowl All Star Game, Conference II vs. Conference III Thursday, November 27th at Mitchell Field Complex.

 

Chris Lent (shown here) #99 standing with other MVP's and All Star Coaches in Nassau County.

David Perkins, Chris Lent, DJ Taylor & Sean Peet competed in the games . The conference 2 vs. 3 All stars defeated the Conference 1/4 all stars 9-3 on Thanksgiving.

Chris Lent was named offensive MVP based on his 6 receptions for 110 yards and scored the Lone Touchdown of the Game on a diving catch in the End Zone. 

Click here to read the Newsday Article

 


Hudson Signs Letter of Intent

Glen Cove High School senior Taylah Hudson signed a Letter of Intent to play Division I basketball at Texas Southern University.

“I’ve been playing my whole life for this moment,” Hudson said. “I hope I can contribute to the team.”

Hudson received a full scholarship to Texas Southern and has been playing varsity basketball since seventh grade. She was named All-County Player twice by the coaches in Nassau County and Conference Player of the Year in 2013. She was also designated as an All-State Player by the Sportswriter’s Association of New York and named to the Basketball Coaches’ Association of New York Section 8 All-Star Team.

Varsity girls basketball coach Greg Mayerhoffer said Hudson reached a milestone in her career last season, when she became the all-time scoring leader in the history of the girls program at Glen Cove. Ultimately, she went on to surpass the 1,000-point total, an achievement accomplished by very few student-athletes in the sport.

Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel, Athletic Director Denise Kiernan, Glen Cove High School Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro and guidance counselor Christine Mulhall offered their congratulations at a recent celebration held in Hudson’s honor.

“I’m so happy for her,” Mulhall said. “She has a great work ethic whether it’s at school or on the court and is a great role model for younger girls.”

Taylah’s father, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson, expressed his pride in his daughter’s success.

“Anyone who meets her knows how humble she is,” Allen Hudson said. “She always thinks about her teammates first.” 

Coach Mayerhoffer agreed, and said Hudson would always be regarded as one of the very best to ever play basketball in Nassau County and New York State. 

“I’ve coached so many good players over the years, but she’s the best,” he said. “I have no doubt she will be successful in the next stage of her life, but I’m sad to see her leave.”


 

 


Girls Varsity Tennis Takes Conference 3 Title

The girls varsity tennis team, led by coach Chris MacDonald, took a unique journey to their conference title. After a regular season record of 9-3, Glen Cove earned a first-round home playoff match vs. Plainedge. Glen Cove was able to defend their home field advantage and win 5-2, allowing them to advance to the conference semifinals, where they faced off against the undefeated East Meadow.

Competing against East Meadow’s regular season record of 12-0 seemed daunting; however, Glen Cove was able to win decisively, 5-2, advancing to the conference finals against rival Calhoun. Calhoun defeated Glen Cove twice during the regular season by a score of 4-3. Calhoun also had an undefeated record of 13-0 leading up to the final match. Glen Cove’s resilient group of girls knew that they could rise to the challenge, and although the match was a close grind, Glen Cove edged out Calhoun 4-3, taking home the Conference 3 title.

Below are the members of the team:
1st Singles: Trinity Chow
2nd Singles: Lauren Rizzo
3rd Singles:  Jenny Armstrong
1st Doubles: Alex Casale, Tristyn Hudson
2nd Doubles: Diana Delgrosso, Amanda Heavey
3rd Doubles: Elizabeth Kwiatek, Anastasia Chsileva
4th Doubles: Elena D’Ambrosio, Grace Brady
Varsity players:
Hanna Ali, Breana Mundell, Jasmine Rosario, Roselle Cacio

 


Boy's Soccer beats Roslyn and Jericho

Coach: Brian Smith

                    

 The 2014 Glen Cove Boy’s Varsity Soccer team concluded a very successful season with a loss against top ranked Great Neck North in the Quarter Finals of the Nassau County Conference A Playoffs. Glen Cove, behind 2-0 with 20 minutes left to play in the decisive game, tied the score with goals by forwards Delwin Hernandez (10 goals) and Rudy Yanes (10 goals). The game went through double overtime, with neither team able to capitalize on their chances. Eventually, Great Neck North won the game on Penalty kicks.

The team earned signature victories in the regular season against Roslyn (2-0), the number one ranked team in New York State, and against Great Neck North (3-1). The team completed the regular season at third place in the conference and received a well-deserved eighth overall seed in the county playoffs.

Glen Cove began their quest for a county championship with a home playoff game verse Jericho. Jericho, the 3-time defending New York State champions brought their record-setting 21 consecutive playoff-winning streak to Glen Cove High School. Jericho looked to continue their dominance over Nassau County Soccer. The Glen Cove “Big Red” was not intimidated or unmotivated to prove that they were up to the task of ending Jericho’s streak. Glen Cove defeated Jericho (1-0) on a goal by Matthew Rabanal. The pivotal goal was headed in off of a corner kick.


Cross Country News - October 27, 2014

On Saturday October 25th, the Glen Cove Big Red Harriers mixed it up with some of Nassau County’s best teams at the Class II County Championships held at Bethpage State Park and it was tremendous day three of the harriers advanced to compete in the Section VIII Championships this Saturday. The Boys Team finished 14th out of 19th Teams in the Class II County. The Boys team was led by Senior Blake Woods scoring a season’s best time of 18:21 on the 5k course placing 19th as well as obtaining All Class County status. The Girls team were led by Junior Grace Blinkoff placing 17th in a season best time of 21:29 and sensational sophomore Thais Delima placing 26th in a time of 21:50. Grace obtained All Class County status and Thais obtained All Conference for their performances. Other Big Red Harriers scoring seasons best Sophomore Daniel Baboolal in 21:18 and Wilson Guillen in 21:18. Strong performances were scored by Kayleen Mesa, Ryan VanAllen as well as Freshman Josef Khaimov. Congratulations to Blake, Grace and Thais on their accomplishments and to the entire Big Red Harriers on an amazing season. Blake, Grace and Thais now wil compete in the Section VIII/State Qualifying Meet on Saturday November 1st at 11:00am in Bethpage State Park. Come out and support them and the entire team!







Glen Cove HS Varsity Volleyball

The Girls’ varsity volleyball team has started off their season showing much promise.  The team is led by captains; senior Abbey Farnan and junior Sara Tanke. Junior; setter; Sabrina Magrini has taken sophomore Safire Blissett under her wing; showing her much of the ins and outs of the difficult setting position.  Senior Caitlin Brown and new comer Cirina Capioppo have shown leadership qualities on and off the court bringing this young varsity team together.  Junior Brittnay Lizama has made a positive impact on the team as she has shown far this season.  Tiffany Reveyoso junior and also a new comer to Glen Cove has worked her way into the starting line-up becoming one of the varsities most influential players.  Sophomores and starting player Kamia Washington, Julia Micko and Stefanny Figueroa all have shown what the definition of hard work and dedication means. This is obvious by the development in their skill level from last year to this year.  Rounding up the very young varsity volleyball team are freshman Grace Tenke and Sandra Pajovic; who both are impact players and have contributed to the team already.

Glen Cove started off their season with a win against Mepham beating them in 3 straight games.  Sara Tenke had 10 kills and 5 services aces to lead the way.   The win was a whole team effort.

Glen Cove also played in a tournament this Sunday where they were the lowest ranked team.  Going in the girls’ knew they had nothing to lose.  They were calm and ready to play hard.  Winning against Uniondale, Carle Place and Jericho who all rank in higher conferences was a tremendous accomplishment for the young team.  For the first time in over a decade, the girl’s team made it to the tournament playoff placing 4th out of a tough higher ranked seven teams.  In the playoffs, they faced a state champion caliber team; South Side.  Although Glen Cove lost they gave South Side a run for their money.  Good Job Girl’s…  

 

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