Sachem Report http://www.sachemreport.com All Sachem, All The Time Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:00:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Sachem Bowler Qualifies for Junior U.S. Development Team http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/08/14/sachem-bowler-qualifies-for-junior-u-s-development-team/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:00:03 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24344 Sachem’s Amanda Naujokas bowled in the United States Bowling Congress (“USBC”) Junior Gold tournament in Cleveland last month and was the top qualifier in her division (U15) after 26 games out of a total of 327 entrants.

The more exciting news is that since she finished first, she qualified for the Junior Team USA Developmental Team. This team would be the equivalent of a Junior Olympic Team (if bowling was an Olympic Sport).

She was presented with a Team USA jersey and the conclusion of the tournament and will travel to Dallas, Texas a couple of times a year to train with the best coaches in the United States as well as represent the USA in three international tournaments.

In her last block of qualifying in Cleveland, she was in second behind the leader by 97 pins with five games remaining and eventually finished first by two pins.

Her last block was amazing where she averaged 235. The oil patterns that they bowled on were extremely difficult and for the first time ever they didn’t disclose to any of the bowlers what oil patterns they were bowling on.

What is even more impressive is that she had the fourth highest average out of all the girl bowlers in the tournament from ages 20 and below out of a total of 1,291 girls.

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Dalton Crossan to Make NFL Preseason Debut http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/08/09/dalton-crossan-to-make-nfl-preseason-debut/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:53:52 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24374 Sachem alum Dalton Crossan will make his preseason NFL debut during the Colts game on Sunday against the Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. EST.

Look for the game on NFL Network, as well as coverage on Colts.com and our Sachem alumni social feeds.

For a player like Crossan, these moments will be crucial to show his worth at various points on the field from his traditional running back spot to catching passes and sparkling on special teams.

Crossan will be the first Sachem alum since Chris Manno, who played on the Chiefs, to appear in an NFL preseason game.

-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro

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Sachem Alum Ruchi Shah Named to Governor’s Committee http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/08/05/sachem-alum-ruchi-shah-named-to-governors-committee/ Sat, 05 Aug 2017 13:19:56 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24366 Sachem North alum and former valedictorian, Ruchi Shah, has been named as the youngest member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Council on Women and Girls.

“The fight for women’s rights and people’s rights is more important than ever,” Shah wrote on Facebook. “I am excited to work with a team of powerhouse women on the state’s first steering committee to recognize and advance women’s rights within our State.”

Shah has had an entrepreneurial spirit since her time at Sachem. She developed a mosquito repellent product that she still markets today and further enhanced as a top scholar at Stony Brook University.

According to the organization’s state website, the New York State Council on Women and Girls membership is comprised of the heads of each State agency, ensuring that Commissioners incorporate the rights of women and girls into each program created and policy enacted. The Council is housed in the Executive Chamber of the Office of the Governor, emphasizing the centrality of its work to the overall goals of the Cuomo administration.

A Steering Committee representing women from academia, business, media, and non-profit/advocacy work will advise the Council and serve to elevate issues and concerns. The Steering Committee will meet with and advise agency heads, bringing together private sector experience with government action.

-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro

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Three from Sachem Named All-Stars at LI Lax Showcase http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/08/05/three-from-sachem-named-all-stars-at-li-lax-showcase/ Sat, 05 Aug 2017 13:15:07 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24363 Three from Sachem have been named all-stars at a recent Long Island Lacrosse Showcase.

Sachem East’s Abby Carroll was named a unanimous MVP by the college coaches who attended. Sachem East’s Rachel Weber and Sachem North’s Erin Avanzato were also all-stars.

Carroll will graduate in 2021 and Avanzato and Weber in 2019.

The showcase took place at Cantiague Park in Hicksville.

Source: TopLaxRecruits

-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro

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Sachem Alums Lead Road Warriors to Hamptons Title http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/08/05/sachem-alums-lead-road-warriors-to-hamptons-title/ Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:55:52 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24359 Sachem alums Neal Heaton and Scott June led the Long Island Road Warriors to a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball title this past week.

Heaton, a former major league pitcher, managed the ball club, while June, an owner of the All Pro Sports Academy, is the team’s general manager.

Sachem North alum Steven Foster is on the team as a player, but did not play in the championship game due to an injury.

Via HamptonsBaseball.org

It was a new team and a new concept for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. Take a team of some of the talented local collegiate talent on Long Island and have a travelling club around the Island all summer.

Under the guidance of their head coach Neal Heaton, Long Island finished as the second seed in the HCBL playoffs. Long Island would not disappoint going a perfect 4-0 in the postseason as the Road Warriors took the HCBL title from defending champion Westhampton in a 5-3 victory in Game 2 of the 2017 HCBL Championship Series.

-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro / Photo Credit Bob Sorensen

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Shannon McEntee Named New Sachem Assistant Athletic Director http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/08/02/shannon-mcentee-named-new-sachem-assistant-athletic-director/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:00:53 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24308 Shannon McEntee was recently appointed as Sachem’s new Assistant Athletic Director at the Board of Education meeting on July 5.

McEntee comes to Sachem from a teaching and coaching career in the Rockville Centre School District. For 11 years she was a teacher and coach and helped lead South Side High School to New York State championships in girls’ soccer, while also coaching basketball and softball.

“I am extremely excited to be part of the Sachem Central School District and community,” said McEntee. “The district and community members that I have met so far have been very welcoming and I am eager to continue building relationships within the district and community.”

McEntee played four years of soccer while attending Adelphi University, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

She fills the open spot left by John Carridi, who remains a Sachem administrator as an assistant principal at Sachem High School East.

On McEntee’s first impression of Sachem: What stood out most is the tremendous pride the community has in furthering the development of their youngest members through education. This immediately drew me to wanting to be part of the district.”

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Sachem Extended School Year Program Sets Sail on Great South Bay http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/07/29/sachem-extended-school-year-program-sets-sail-on-great-south-bay/ Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:05:31 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24347 The Sachem Extended School Year (SESY) program set sail on the Great South Bay with Sayville’s Wet Pants Sailing Association on Friday, July 28.

This was the 13th annual “Sachem Share Day,” a wonderful tradition started by Katie Taylor, Sachem East guidance counselor and Wet Pants member.

This year approximately 100 SESY students went for a sail around the bay, played ping-pong and other games with junior sailors, went on a scavenger hunt, and enjoyed lunch and ice cream in the Wet Pants clubhouse!

This event is one of the highlights of our summer, both for our juniors, and for the Sachem students. I am blessed to be connected to both of these groups, and hear all school year about how Sachem Share Day was the best experience of many a student’s summer.”

Everyone was inspired by the gorgeous day and the wonderful feeling these students experienced as many of them set sail for the first time.

The dedicated SESY and Sachem staff, including Tom Lipani, Dr. Kenneth Graham, Dennis McElheron, Bree Bunse, Tony Santo and Chris Henaghan, and the many Wet Pants volunteers, including Katie Taylor, Joe and Noreen Cunningham, and Emma Prokesch, made Sachem Share Day 2017 a huge success.

-Submitted by Betsy Gennosa, Sagamore

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2016-17 Sachem Spring Student-Athlete Honorees http://www.sachemreport.com/2017/07/29/2016-17-sachem-spring-student-athlete-honorees/ Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:37:01 +0000 http://www.sachemreport.com/?p=24339 Congratulations to the student-athletes listed below for receiving post season honors in their respective spring sport.

These student athletes are recognized for their accomplishments and exceptional performances.

These recognitions are awarded by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Section XI, Suffolk County Coaches Associations, Newsday and other sports related foundations.

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