Student-Athletes Take Center Stage at Fall Sports Awards

Student-Athletes Take Center Stage at Fall Sports Awards photo

To recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of its student-athletes, the Copiague School District held its 19th annual Fall Sports Awards Night on Nov. 13 at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. Sponsored by the Booster Club, student-athletes in gymnastics, girls soccer, boys soccer, field hockey, girls tennis, volleyball, cross-country and football were recognized for their dedication to their sports by coaches, Copiague School District administrators and members of the board of education.

Throughout the night, coaches praised the student-athletes for their success and distributed individual awards, including the Coaches’ Award, Most Improved and the MVP award, to worthy receipients. Seven special memorial awards were handed out to outstanding athletes for demonstrating leadership on and off the field. Robert Elias (cross-country) was presented with the Christopher Urban Award, Emily Korba (gymnastics) was the recipient of the Dolores Sandefur Award and Jonathan Panameno (boys soccer) was presented with the Richard Lombardo Award. The Barbara Day Award was given to Nicole Hernandez (field hockey), Melinda Harris (volleyball) received the Debra Tekosky Award, Tamara Washington (girls soccer) was presented with the Michael S. Cohen Award and Gabriela Ordonez (girls soccer) was the recipient of the Brittany Walsh Memorial Award.