Herricks Finishes Season

Members of the Herricks football team were presented with accolades at the Nassau County Gridiron Banquet.

Herricks High School athletes wrapped up the fall season with numerous team triumphs and personal success stories. The district celebrates many awards, distinctions and other honors that reflect a commitment to sports as well as academic excellence.

Nine varsity teams achieved Scholar Athlete status for academic averages of 90 or better.

Members of the football team were presented with accolades at the Nassau County Gridiron Banquet, which was held last month. For the third time in the last four years, the Herricks’ football program was announced as the recipient of the Community Service Award as voted on by the Nassau County High School Football Coaches Association.

Katherine Hong and Sophia Karras were state qualifiers and county champions in swimming.

Also at the football celebration, Christopher Peguero was honored with a LIAFO Unsung Hero plaque and LIAFO Conference Scholarship at the event, and Michael Lee received a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete plaque. Jordan Chin received an All-Conference plaque and Academic All-Conference certificate and William McCreery earned an All-Conference plaque.

Athletes representing a variety of teams attained All-County, All-Conference, All-Class and All-Division titles, as listed below. Sophia Karras and Katherine Hong were state qualifiers and county champions in swimming.

Cross Country

All-Conference: Angela Chen
All-County: Kailen McCauley, Rhea Rasquinha


All-Conference: Jordan Chin, Will McCreery
Academic All-Conference: Jordan Chin
National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete: Michael Lee
Long Island Association of Football Officials Unsung Hero: Christopher Peguero

Boys Soccer

All-County Honorable Mention – Anastasios Diacovalilis
All-Conference – Thomas Marchelos, Kunal Suri, Demetri Nictas

Girls Soccer

All-Class: Nicole Garcia, Grace Rocco
All-Conference: Irene Tsahas
Senior Scholar Award: Jasmine Kamdar

Girls Swimming

All-County/State Qualifier, Nassau County Champion-500 free: Sophia Karras
All-County/State Qualifier: Katherine Hong
All-Division: Sophia Karras, Katherine Hong
All-Conference: Nicole Nowak, Katherine Hong, Jenna Chin, Kaitlin Shieh, Sophia Karras


All-Conference: Alisa Liu
All-Division: Emily Tucker, Nicole Park, Alisa Liu, Tiffany Chen
Sportsmanship: Emily Tucker, Jessica Wang

Boys Volleyball

All-Division: Iram Arefin, Joseph Kim

Girls Volleyball

All Class: Eve Sommese
All Conference: Stephanie LaPlante

—Herricks Public Schools

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