All Hail The Champs!


The Herricks Public Schools’ Athletics Department culminated its fall season with a number of victories and outstanding displays of sportsmanship. The girls swim and football teams earned extraordinary spotlight for both individual and team victories.

The girls swim team was crowned Conference IV Champions after completing an undefeated season with a record of 8-0. The team competed in three relays at the Nassau County Girls Swimming Championships, and Katherine Hong additionally competed in the 100 Backstroke. Head Coach Sara Bove expressed pride in the team members for their hard work and dedication.

The football team enjoyed a banner season with a total of four wins, the most it has had since 1995—and finished with a 4-4 record—just one spot below the playoffs cut. The preseason #9 seed is the highest seed since 1996, and the wins were against the #7, #8, #12 and #14 seeds.

Football players also secured four post-season awards. Michael Saleme earned All-County status, Michael Scaldaferri was named All-County Honorable Mention, Michael Chase received recognition as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and Nicholas Gounaris was presented with the Long Island Association of Football Officials’ Unsung Hero Award.

“The athletes and coaches worked diligently during their off-season, which in turn produced positive results,” said Jim Petricca, director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health Education.

—Submitted by the Herricks Public Schools

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