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Spring 2022

Message from the Director of Athletics

Dear Harrison Community,

The Spring 2022 season was another exciting one for Harrison Athletics. Our Girls Track and Boys Golf teams clinched the League Championship; the baseball team won the Basso Tournament, and softball coaches Marino and Acuti posted a milestone 300th career win. 

Our student athletes demonstrate the true meaning of Husky Pride in all they do. This year, four varsity teams earned League Championship titles – Girls Indoor Track, Girls Basketball, Boys Golf, and Girls Outdoor Track.  Alex Marino and Michael Griff clinched the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Tennis Doubles Championship, and the Varsity Cheer team earned the UCA Regional Championship title.  In addition to success on the field, 27 of 29 Varsity teams achieved scholar athlete status this year.  Our Husky athletes had much to celebrate on our fields and in our classrooms!

The end of the school year also means saying farewell to our graduating seniors; 110 of whom played at least one sport as a Husky.  Twelve seniors were three-sport athletes, and nine members of the Class of 2022 will play their respective sports in college next year. I send each of our graduating Huskies off with a reminder - Once a Husky Always a Husky.  I know they will take what they learned in Harrison with them and make us proud.

Please join me in celebrating all of our Husky student athletes and coaches in this edition of Harrison Athletics newsletter, featuring a year-end review and spring sports wrap up.


Christopher Galano

Husky Athletes Achieve Excellence: Year in Review 

  • Harrison High School once again was named a School of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association
  • Harrison student athletes achieved at the highest levels on the field and in the classroom: 27 varsity teams achieved scholar athlete status
  • Alex Marino and Michael Griff clinched the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Tennis Doubles Championship
  • Four Harrison Varsity teams won League Championship titles: Girls Basketball, Girls Indoor Track, Girls Outdoor Track, Boys Golf
  • Varsity Cheer Team was the UCA Regional Champion for Medium School Division at Varsity Game Day Competition, placed 12th in Nation for Medium School Division Varsity Game Day Competition at UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, and was runner-up at Section 1 Large School Small Team Division Championship.
  • 22 All Section Honors, 4 All County Honors, 112 All League Honors
  • 9 graduating seniors committed to play at the college level: A.J. Troilo, Nick Garcia, Victoria Fernandez, Caela Vasilkioti, Alexandra Stilo, Johnny Antolino, Alex Marino, Sydney Macchia, Payten Sharpe
  • Girls Basketball Head Coach Louis Kail and Boys Golf Head Coach Phil DiGioa were named League Coaches of the Year
  • Alex Homem was named to the Section 1 William J. Thom Court of Excellence, an award given to only ten student athletes who excel in the classroom, on the court, and in the community
  • Tommy Mangan was named First Team Lohud All-Star and Henry Hurvitz Second Team Lohud All-Star for golf
  • Caitlin Oestreicher was a Golden Dozen Award recipient 
  • Alex Homem received the Diamond 9 Award and Jake Quigley received honorable mention
  • Softball Head Coach Marino and Coach Acuti reached a milestone 300th career win
  • Girls Soccer Team coach Jon Erik Zappala reach a milestone 100th win
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Team, ranked among the top 25 teams in the state and 3rd in Section 1
  • Recently retired, long-time Harrison Varsity Wrestling Coach, Vin Nicita, was inducted into the Section 1 Hall of Fame 
  • Varsity Baseball team won the annual Dave Basso Tournament
  • Varsity Girls Tennis Team was a Finalist in the Large School Division 1 Section Championship 
  •  Katrina Torelli placed first at the All Section Cross Country Meet in the fall

Senior Athletic Awards

  • Scholar Athlete of the Year - Kelly Coppola, Alex Homem
  • Athlete of the Year - Tori Fernandez, Alex Marino
  • John C. Hoffman Award - Alex Homem, Matthew Maida, Matthew Rosmarin
  • John Selvaggio Scholarship - Kelly Coppola
  • Dave Basso Memorial Scholarship - Jake Quigley
  • Christine A. DeFonce Memorial Award - Alexandra Stilo
  • Abbott & Helaine Morris Memorial Scholarship - Juan Gomez
  • Claudio Delli Carpini Memorial Scholarship - Sean Geraghty

  • E. Richard “Dapper” McDonald Memorial Scholarship - Isabella Beardsley, Meghan McGurk, Alex Homem
  • Fitzgerald Scholarship - Carrie Gilmore, Meghan McGurk
  • All-Husky Team - John Antolino, Kelly Coppola, Victoria Fernandez, Abigail Roth, Alexandra Stilo, A.J. Troilo, Jake Quigley, Alex Marino
  • Husky Heart - Jake Quigley, Nicholas Garcia, Daniella Zumbo, Thomas Ventriglio, Benedetto Galluzzo, Madison Erbelding, Emma Torre
  • Ultimate Husky Award - Vincent Griffo, Jocelyn Pitelli, Caitlin Oestreicher, Caela Vasilkioti, Olivia Artuso, John Antolino, John Karipides
  • Husky Strong - Amelia Rasmussen, Robert Cirillo, Sergio Sadl, Tyler Tse, Ryan Lewis, Trinity Corbett, Kotomi Inaba, Kate Rube
  • Athletic Director’s Award - Alexandra Stilo, Cal McCarthy, Abby Roth, Sean Gerharty, AJ Troilo, Gabby Marriccini