Farmingdale School District’s Athletic Department celebrated several student-athletes on Monday, December 5. Twenty-two Farmingdale High School seniors will continue their sports journey at the collegiate level next year. They were joined by families, teammates, coaches, and administration as they signed their letters of intent.
“Your passion and dedication for your sport have earned you this moment,” said Director of Athletics Jeanne Berkoski. “A tremendous thanks to the parents for the significant role you played in supporting the athletic pursuits of your children.”
The committed athletes are:
Baseball - Justin Acevedo (St. John’s University), Bryan Birkl (Western Connecticut State University), Joe Burriesci (Molloy College), Thomas O’Neill (St. Thomas Aquinas College), Carmine Scardina (St. Thomas Aquinas College), and Anthony Ventiere (Suny Poly-Technic Institute)
Boy’s Lacrosse - Chris Bergersen (Mercy College), Matt Cangelosi (Long Island University), Dylan Cassone (Suny Purchase), Mike Ippoliti (Syracuse University), CJ Mangio (Binghamton University), Jake Norton (Mercy College), and Matthew Pantorno (Manhattan College)
Girl’s Basketball - Stephanie Nemecek (Suny Farmingdale)
Girl’s Lacrosse - Briana Bellando (St. Leo’s University), Olivia Cassese (Suny Farmingdale), and Carly Livingston (Mercy College)
Girl’s Soccer - Ariana Diaz (US Military Academy)
Girl’ Softball - Mariah Cepeda (Molloy College), Izabella Cimino (Florida Atlantic University), and Kalliope Stefanidis (Southern Connecticut State)
Girl’s Volleyball - Myia Murphy (Elmira University) and Stephanie Nemecek (Suny Farmingdale)
Superintendent Defendini, a lacrosse player in college, said that collegiate athletics offers an excellent opportunity for our varsity students to continue playing the sports they love at a higher level, all while getting a first-rate education.