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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 defeat.

Please refer to the links on this page for further information about all of the athletic experiences offered through the Glen Cove Schools.


Winter Athletes Honored

The district’s athletics department, booster club and varsity coaches once again came together to recognize distinguished members of the Glen Cove High School varsity squads during this year’s Winter Athletics Awards Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the presentation of the coveted Superintendent’s Cup Award, which recognizes one student-athlete every athletic season who demonstrates the highest level of scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. This season’s winner was senior varsity boys basketball player Carlos Rivera.

Nominees for the Superintendent’s Award were Alessandra Cappiello (cheerleading), Joseph Nicolich (wrestling), Carlos, Caterina Ienopoli (girls basketball), Victoria Zumaeta (kickline), and Hans Ring (rifle). Each nominee underwent a thorough interview from Superintendent of Schools Maria Rianna, who presented each runner-up with a medal before awarding Carlos the Superintendent’s Cup.

Other awards presented included the Booster Club Award, which honors an athlete from each team whom the coaches feel possesses school spirit, is conscientious and is dedicated; and the Most Valuable Player Award, presented to the player in each sport voted by his or her teammates and coaches as being the most valuable performer to the team. Letters, pins and plaques were also awarded to students in recognition of their participation in a particular sport.

The girls varsity basketball team was recognized with the New York State and Basketball Coaches Association of New York Scholar-Athlete Team awards for achieving a cumulative academic average of 90 or better. They also had multiple All-County and All-Conference players. Overall, the district had nine All-County and All-Conference athletes this season, including Matthew Pemberton, who received 1st Team All-County honors for rifle.

For a complete listing of award recipients and team accomplishments, click here.






Winter All-County Athletes 

Congratulations to the Glen Cove High School’s 2013-14 Winter Season All-County Athletes:

Girls Basketball:
Taylah Hudson
Grace Brady
(Coach: Greg Mayerhoffer)

Eduardo Montecer
(Coach: Chris Mac Donald)

Winter Track:
Kiana Watson
(Coach: Matt Carbone)

Air Rifle
Matthew Pemberton
(Coach: Rich Bullis)

 Pictured (L-R) are Grace, Matthew, Eduardo, Kiana and Taylah.


 Fall All-County Athletes

Congratulations to the Glen Cove High School’s 2013-14 Fall Season All-County Athletes:

Mike Burrell
Rashawn White
(Coach: Peter 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.



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