Sewanhaka honors top athletes, championship teams

Suzanne Mobyed And Noah Manskar

The Sewanhaka school board and district coaches recognized the athletic and academic achievements of the district’s student-athletes at an awards ceremony Tuesday night.

“These students play multiple sports and achieve academically. I couldn’t be more proud of the all talent in the district,” school board President David Fowler said.

The school board honored its teams from all five district high schools who won championships in the past year, as well as dozens of individual athletes’ achievements and recognitions.

The Floral Park Memorial High School boys soccer team won the Nassau County championship in the fall, and the girls soccer team won the Conference 5 championship.

The Elmont Memorial High School boys basketball team won the state championship in April after Nassau County and Long Island championship victories. Coach George Holub won Conference A-1 and Newsday Coach of the Year awards.

The Floral Park Memorial girls basketball team won the Long Island championship before losing in the final round of the state tournament. With 113 wins this season, coach Mike Spina was named Long Island Coach of the Year.

The Elmont girls basketball team won the Nassau County championship.

Volleyball, football, bowling, track, baseball and softball teams in the district also won championship titles on the conference level.

Several individual athletes won county-level honors, and some were named to all-county and all-state teams.

The board specifically recognized six graduating seniors who will be going on to play college-level sports, including Floral Park Memorial basketball captain Kaela Hilaire, who will attend Seton Hall University on a full athletic scholarship.

“I am so proud to honor all the athletic coaches as well as the individual accomplishments of over 70 student athletic teams,” district Athletic Director Matt McLees said. “This has been an outstanding year.”

Many teams from Sewanhaka’s five high schools received the New York State Scholar Athlete Team Award. To qualify for this award, each team must have a percentage of players with a 90 average or better. 

The school board and administrators also recognized students who achieved Business Education at the FBLA State Spring Leadership Conference held in Rochester in April received New York State awards.

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