The following athletes have been selected as part of the All-Sachem Patch team for the winter 2011-12. Athletes are selected by the coaches at Sachem High Schools East and North ... if an athlete is not on this list, it's because they were not submitted!
Jessica Caruana, Sachem East Girls Bowling
Randall Colson, Sachem East Boys Basketball: Colson was a three-year varsity player, who averaged 10.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He was also all-league and all-conference.
Anthony Confessore, Sachem North Wrestling: The 195-pound grappler was League I champion and finished fifth in Section XI.
Olivia DiStefano, Sachem East Girls Bowling
Katie Doherty, Sachem East Girls Basketball: A strong player that will continue to lead Sachem East to the playoffs for the duration of her career.
Meagan Doherty, Sachem East Girls Basketball: Doherty was the main leader and scorer for Sachem the last two years. This season she played at full health and it showed as she led the Arrows in scoring almost every game throughout her senior campaign. She reached the 1,000-point plateau this year as well.
James Donlevy, Sachem North Boys Swimming: Donlevy broke 20 year old school records in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. He Was the anchor of the 200-medley relay that also broke a school record. Placed fourth in the state and sixth in the state in the 50 free and 100 free, respectively. Earned All-American status in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.99.
Kathleen Everson, Sachem East Girls Basketball: A pivotal part of the girls hoops team since she became a varsity player, Everson will continue to lead the girls to great heights in the years to come.
Ally Figalora, Sachem East Girls Track and Field: Gained All-American status as part of Sachem’s distance medley relay team, which also included Laurie Semetsis, Melanie Notarstefano and Rachel Paul.
Giana Fontana, Sachem East Girls Bowling
Kaycie Gamblin, Sachem North Girls Bowling: Gamblin was also and all-league selection.
Jack Gannon, Sachem North Boys Basketball: Gannon was the teams primary ball handler and second leading scorer. A hard-nosed player, he took on most of the ball handling responsibilities in a league where teams press and trap. In addition, he often defended the opposing teams best player. Season highlight was an 18-point effort at Smithtown West in a non-league win.
Danielle Levine, Sachem North Girls Basketball: A junior, Levine was all-league this season. She averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game. “She is our best defender, on the ball and in the post, and our best scorer,” said Sachem coach James Mellow. “The true definition of a five-spot player, she can and does play every position on the floor at one time or another.” Levine was also a co-Captain and team co-MVP this year.
Danielle Martin, Sachem North Girls Bowling: Martin was also an all-league selection this season.
Erin McNulty, Sachem North Girls Basketball: A senior, McNulty was All-League and averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds per game. This season she was a co-captain and team co-MVP, and the recipient of 2011-2012 Hardwood Floor Award, the girl’s basketball version of the Black Helmet Award, given to toughest player/hustler throughout the season.
Billy Merone, Sachem East Wrestling: A captain, Billy Merone capped off a fine career in impressive fashion with a strong senior season. He competed at the same weight as Anthony Pistone and the two were two of the finest 145 pound wrestlers in Suffolk. Merone racked up 36 wins and finished second in League II, and third in Suffolk at 145. With Merone’s 36 wins, he finishes his career with 107 victories, good for fifth place in school history. He is also only the fourth wrestler to earn All-League honors four times.
Kelly Maranchuck, Sachem East Girls Track & Field: She placed third in the 1,500 Meter Racewalk at states, clocking a season best 7:06.36.
Katie Michta, Sachem North Track & Field: She finished fifth in the 1-Mile Racewalk at nationals this year and gained All-American status.
Steven Mills, Sachem North Wrestling: A wrestler at 220-pounds, Mills was 32-7 this year, placing second in the league and county.
Melanie Notarstefano, Sachem East Girls Track and Field: Gained All-American status as part of Sachem’s distance medley relay team, which also included Ally Figalora, Laurie Semetsis and Rachel Paul.
Cristian Nunez, Sachem East Wrestling: Cristian Nunez had a stellar junior season. Nunez came into the season as a bit of an unknown, having not placed in the leagues as a sophomore. That quickly changed as he rattled off over 20 wins before his first loss of the season. Nunez finished 2012 with a 36-3 record, winning the league II title, and finishing third in Suffolk County at 195 pounds.
Rachel Paul, Sachem East Track & Field: Among a plethora of achievements this season, the Georgetown-bound senior placed second in the 2-Mile Run at nationals this year, again earning All-American status.
Anthony Pistone, Sachem East Wrestling: Pistone had an outstanding senior season as he became the fourth wrestler in school history to earn All-State honors. “Anthony is a fierce competitor whose combination of athleticism and technique has made him one of New York’s best wrestlers,” said Sachem coach Sean O’Hara. He finished with a 38-6 record and led the team in wins and takedowns. Pistone was a league champion, Section XI runner-up and finished sixth in New York State at 145 pounds. Pistone competed at 145, 152, and 160 in dual meets for the team. “His ability to win regardless of the weight class was a big factor in the team finishing undefeated in 2012,” O’Hara said.
Joe Santarpia, Sachem East Boys Basketball: Santarpia, a junior, is a two-year varsity player. He averaged 13.8 points per game and had a season-high of 26 against Sachem North this year. Santarpia was also all-league.
Gio Santiago, Sachem North Wrestling: Santiago, a junior, put together an exciting run this year, becoming the 40th wrestler in Sachem history to capture a Suffolk County title. He finished 37-3 this year and placed sixth in the state.
Courtney Scholl, Sachem North Girls Bowling: She was also all-league this season.
Laurie Semetsis, Sachem East Girls Track and Field: Gained All-American status as part of Sachem’s distance medley relay team, which also included Ally Figalora, Melanie Notarstefano and Rachel Paul.
Anthony Stefanelli, Sachem East Boys Swimming: He placed second at the New York State swimming and diving qualifications with a score of 505.64 and placed eighth (Medaling) at the 2012 NYSPHSAA Diving Championship with a score of 423.35.
A.J. Tavantzis, Sachem East Boys Basketball: Was a three-year varsity player and a Suffolk Coaches Academy Top 40 player. “Our point guard and floor leader,” said Sachem coach John Finta.
Danny Urbanski, Sachem North Boys Basketball: Urbanski is a 6'4" wing player, making him the toughest match up for opposing teams. He is a prolific three-point shooter, making 38 on the season. Urbanski’s season highlights included 25 points and five three-pointers at Brentwood and 20 points and six three-pointers against Ward Melville.
Emily Carmel, Sachem East Girls Basketball
Briana Colon, Sachem East Bowling
Jennifer Drzewucki, Sachem North Bowling
Louis Ferrari, Sachem North Basketball
Nikki Fogarty, Sachem North Track & Field
Alex Galdamez, Sachem North Basketball
Jennifer Gioia, Sachem East Bowling
Sunja Joseph, Sachem North Track & Field
Kelly Lavan, Sachem North Track & Field
Alyssa Leto, Sachem North Track & Field
Melissa Michels, Sache, North Track & Field
Jackson Mordente, Sachem East Wrestling
Conor O’Hara, Sachem East Wrestling
Tim Raftice, Sachem East Basketball
Mike Rothbaum, Sachem East Wrestling
D'Andre Smith, Sachem East Basketball
Jamie Zatorski, Sachem North Bowling
Alexandra Drake, Sachem East Girls Basketball
Samantha Drake, Sachem East Girls Basketball
Nikki Goodman, Sachem East Girls Bowling
Zac Nobre, Sachem East Wrestling
Kelly Sampson, Sachem North Girls Bowling
Brittany Sepe, Sachem North Track & Field
Mark Tracy, Sachem East Wrestling