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WINTER SPORTS NEWS
Be sure to check out the Bob Williams sports photo pages!
Boys Varsity Basketball v. Sachem N.   Boys Varsity Basketball   Girls Winter Track   Girls Varsity Basketball  Boys Varsity Swimming   Boys Varsity Bowling   Boys Varsity Track   Varsity Wrestling   Boys Varsity Basketball   Boys Varsity Fencing   Girls Varsity Fencing   Girls Varsity Basketball
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS FENCING TEAM
2016 Fencing Suffolk County ChampionsSUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPS!!!
Coach Raeihle - Coach of the Year!


Suffolk County Fencing Coach of the YearIndividual standouts: (6 of our 9 fencers qualified for the individual tournament)
Sabre: Gabriella Musto 1st Place (COUNTY CHAMPION)
Stephanie Miller 3rd Place

Epee: Jung Soo Ahn 1st Place (COUNTY CHAMPION)
Alexabdra Gillis 5th Place

Foil: Monica Cramer 5th Place Foil
Amanda Loo 6th Place Foil

ALL 43 of girls made this happen!
Augie ContressaCongratulations to Augie Contressa on his signing of a national
 Letter of Intent today for Stony Brook University.
Samantha Miller is featured as a News12 Scholar Athlete Award Winner. Check it out here:
http://longisland.news12.com/sports/high-school/scholar-athlete/scholar-athlete-samantha-miller-1.11421527
Girls Fencing CommackBoys Fencing CommackBOYS FENCING NEWS:

Commack 17 HHH 10,
the boys are now 12-4
 Boys had an amazing win on 1/29 in our final match...17-10 over Half Hollow Hills. We were losing 9-4 and things looked bleak, but the boys dug deep, fought hard, and won 10 straight bouts to close it out!! This was the best win of the season. Austin Izen (Foil) and Nick Abbott (Epee) both went 3-0 with Izen, our team captain, winning the deciding bout. We finished with a record of 12-4. Now, we are very confident in our preparation for the county meet on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Ward Melville.

SPRING SPORTS SEASON BEGINS MARCH 9 
PLAYER/COACH MEETING FEBRUARY 4

 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm (except boys tennis)
Badminton – Room 141
Baseball – Room 142
Girls Golf – Room 143
Boys Lacrosse – Room 144
Girls Lacrosse – Room 146
Softball – North Gym
Tennis – Room 146 (3:30 to 4:30)
Boys Spring Track – South Gym (half gym)
Girls Spring Track – South Gym (half gym)

Commack Athletic Signing Commack Athletic Signing

Congratulations to Amy Hauser and Ben McNeill who signed Letters of Intent with Quinnipiac (LAX) and NY Tech (Baseball).
Jackie's 1000 point celebration1,000 POINTS!

Congrats to CHS Varsity Basketball player Jackie DelliSanti, who scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 5.
Commack Boys Bowling TournamentOn January 6th, all Suffolk County bowlers participated in the Singles/Doubles Tournament at Sayville Lanes.  Out of 85 doubles teams, Commack finished in first and second place!!!  These athletes bowled five games over a 4.5 hour block.  Congratulations to Evan Haas and Thomas White Jr. for coming in first place and Avery Lugares and Jeremy Lutsky for coming in second place.  Great Job!!!
Boys Bowling
The Commack Boys Bowling Team finished the first half of the season with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss.  The team currently has six bowlers who are averaging over 200 pins a game in competition.  The season's highest gamed rolled so far was 1245 pins (average of 249 per bowler). 

Sophomore bowler, Thomas White Jr., was recently named by Newsday as one of the "Top 25 boys bowlers to watch."  This is an exciting season for the team, as it continues toward preparing to compete for a county championship on February 6.
BOYS FENCING NEWS:Boys Fencing Commack

Suffolk County Underclass Tournament Results
Jack Vellon - 7th place, 9th grade Foil
Jack Gerardi - 4th place, 10th grade Foil
Andrew Lin - 3rd place, 10th grade Foil
Nick Guarino - 1st place, 9th grade Epee
Aidan Fanning - 3rd place, 10th grade Epee
Donovaughn Tulloch - 2nd place, 10th grade Epee
Kevin Ra - 2nd place, 10th grade Sabre
Bobby Spathis - 1st place, 10th grade Sabre
Next match Jan. 5, Tuesday v. Sayville at home - 4pm.
Girls Fencing Commack 

GIRLS FENCING NEWS:
Suffolk County Underclass Tournament Results

Sabre:
Steph Lewis grade 10- 1st place
Maggie Montera grade 10- 2nd place
Caitlyn Ryan grade 9- 4th place
Michelle Jung grade 9- 3rd place

Foil: Jasmine Bajaj grade 10-3rd place
Rachel Cole grade 10- 1st place
Katie ONeill grade 10-2nd place
Kaylah Cochrane grade 9- 2nd place
Tatum Calvagna grade 9- 5th Place
Liz Nestola grade 8- 1st place
Becky An grade 9- 1st place

Epee: Lily Manetta grade 10-5th place
Brynn Franz grade 10- 1st place
Jenna Helton grade 9- 7th place
Victoria Parangelo grade 9- 5th place
Anna kolanovic grade 10-4th place
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Congratulations to our senior athletes, who have signed Letters of Intent!
Amanda Epstein- lacrosse-Erskine College
Brianna Cook-lacrosse- High Point
Jaclyn Dellisanti- basketball- Dowling
CJ Trenkle-lacrosse- Stony Brook
Thomas Dugan-lacrosse- Stony Brook

Commack Cougars Girls Varsity Basketball
The Girls Varsity Basketball Team scored a 57-40 victory at Sachem East, now 3-0 for the season.
Junior Jill Spagnuola led the way with 20 points, seniors Jackie DelliSanti (18) and Leanne Corso (13) were also in double figures.
Commack Athletes Serving the Community
Members of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team prepared holiday gifts for the less fortunate  at the Commack Salvation Army last night!! A great example of our athletes being true leaders in the community.
Commack Field Hockey award winnersCongrats to our Commack field hockey award recipients.
 Gina Cozetti - All Division
Erin Nolan - All Conference
Lauren Parrinello - All County
Brooke Novello - All County
Coach Sadiker - CMS Sportsmanship Award
Leanne Corso - All State
All Long IslandCongratulations to Commack's All- Long Island Fall Athletes
Augie Contressa- Football
Kim Liao- Tennis
Samantha Miller- Soccer
Alexa Svensson-Soccer
Ryan Sinnott- Soccer
  
Congrats to Kimberly Liao, Suffolk County Female Tennis Player of the Year! On December 8th, at Villa Lombardi's several of the Commack Boys Varsity Soccer players were honored for some of their individual achievements from this past season at the Suffolk County High School Soccer Association dinner . The following boys who were earned awards were:
Thomas Amato - Academic All-County honors
Michael Duren - All-League Honors
Josh Eisler - All-League Honors
Nick Pfeiffer - All-League Honors
Scott Cebollero - All-League, All-Conference Honors
Anthony Izzo - All-League, All-Conference, All-County Honors and Suffolk County All-Star Game Starter
Ryan Sinnott - All-League, All-Conference, All-County and All-Long Island (1st Team)Honors and Suffolk County All-Star Game Starter

Congratulations to the boys on an outstanding season, for their individual achievements and for representing Commack in such an amazing capacity.
Commack High School Athletic Dept 
FALL SPORTS NEWS
Be sure to check out the Bob Williams sports photo pages!
Varsity Playoff Football v. Northport   Girls Varsity Soccer Playoff v. Sachem N.  Girls Varsity Soccer Playoff v. Hauppauge   Girls Varsity Soccer Playoff v. N.Babylon   Boys Varsity Soccer V. HHH W   Girls Varsity Volleyball   Girls Varsity Soccer Playoff v. Sachem E.    Varsity Football v. Sachem E.   Boys Varsity Cross Country   Varsity Football v. Connetquot   Girls Varsity Gymnastics   Girls Varsity Soccer v. Sachem N.   Girls JV Volleyball v. Pat Med   Boys Varsity Soccer (Pat Med),   Boys Varsity Golf,   Girls Varsity Swimming   Varsity Field Hockey v. BayShore    Girls Varsity Cross Country,    Girls Varsity Volleyball v. Longwood & Practice Pics,   Boys Volleyball v. Northport,   Girls Varsity Soccer v. Pat Med,  Boys Varsity Soccer v. KP  Girls Tennis v. Harborfields

Homecoming Pics - Brenda's * Bob's * Video

Senior Football Pre-game Pics

Commack/Northport Swim TeamAll League, All County and All State
400 Freestyle Relay Swim team!! Congratulations girls!!

Commack Athletics Fundraiser
Commack Men’s Team played against Varsity players and other participants in a fundraiser for “The Bouzas Family Children’s Trust”.  Manny Bouzas, a player on the Men’s Team, lost his battle with cancer less than three years ago and left behind a wife and three children.  This fundraiser helps support the Bouzas family and honors Manny’s memory.
Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Gymnastics Team and their coaches, Section XI County & League 1 Champs! Photos from the dinner:
Suffolk County and League 1 Gymnastics Champs
Girls Varsity Gymnastics 2015 SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPS!

2015 Gymnastics Suffolk County Champs!

 The Girls Varsity Gymnastics Team won the Suffolk County Championship while also breaking the Section XI record with their overall score. Individual competitions this Friday at Babylon at 4:30pm for a chance to qualify for States.
Senior Lauren Gomes won the Suffolk County All-Around Gymnastics Title last night at Babylon High School. Freshman Jacklyn Dolitsky won 3rd Place All-Around and Junior Amanda McNelis received 2nd place on Bars. The three will now join the other top qualifiers in the county as a united front to compete against the rest of New York State in Albany on February 27.
Krista Hagen got 4th All-Around!
Suffolk County Gymnastics Individual WInners
Suffolk County All-Around Gymnasts
Girls Varsity Soccer 2015 League I Undefeated Champions!
14-0 in League
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The Boys Varsity Soccer Team had a great season with a 12-3-1 overall record.  The Boys received a #6 seed but lost in overtime in their first playoff game v. HHH West on 10/27. 
County Tennis Singles Champion!County Singles Champion!!!
Congratulations to Commack 8th grader Kimberly Laio

The Girls Varsity Team (13-0) won their 1st playoff match on 10/20 against Bay Shore. We play Harborfields in the Quarterfinal tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3pm at home. Please come out and support the ladies!
Tennis with the Teachers - Find a Cure! 
Commack Tennis w the Teachers

More pictures
Over $1,700 raised and congrats to Congrats to Joe Pugh and his partner, Varsity player Cheryl Hardy, the teacher/student winners.
Girls Varsity Tennis League 1 Champs
GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS are the LEAGUE 1 CHAMPIONS!

After a few early butterflies the Varsity Girls settled down and took control of the match beating East Hampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson 5 matches to 2. It was another incredible win from the team
Thanks for all of your support!!!!

 GIRLS JV
TENNIS is top in the League
 with an 8-2 season and a big win over HHHE.
Commack JV GolfCongratulations to the Boys JV Golf Team who extended their unbeaten streak to 14 consecutive wins against no
losses. They defeated Cold Spring Harbor 9 to 0 for their 10th shutout. They obtained 121 points out of a possible 126 points in 14 matches this season. The boys had 79 wins, 2 ties and 3 losses out of 84 matches.
Congratulations to the Boys JV Golf Team: Marcus Chung, Jonathan Eckert, Jason Haber,  Alec Karaolis, Andreas Karaolis, Frankie McDonald, Rudy Rinaldo, Christopher Salvatore, Victor Shin, Ryan Sparling, Jared Yaker, David Zoly.

WINTER SPORTS SEASON BEGINS
NOVEMBER 16
 

PLAYER/COACH MEETING OCTOBER 28
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm 

Boys Basketball – Room 139
Girls Basketball – Room 140
Boys Bowling – Lab 6B
Girls Bowling – Room 142
Boys and Girls Fencing – Room 246
Boys Winter Track – South Gym
Girls Winter Track – North Gym
Wrestling – Auxiliary Room

PLAYER/COACH MEETING
OCTOBER 27 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Boys Individual Competitors Swim – Room 247

Commack High School's Girls Soccer Team Named 2014-15 NSCAA High School Team Academic Award Recipient

 The team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award. The NSCAA annually recognizes high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their performance on the field. Commack was one of 398 teams (150 boys, 248 girls) nationwide recognized for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2014-15 academic year. 
 
To qualify for this award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. The team GPA is determined by adding every player's GPA, then dividing by the number of players.
Dvision 1 Tennis ChampCongratulations to tennis athletes Kimberly Liao and Jackie Guidice! Kimberly is the Division 1 Champion and will be seeded 2nd in all of Suffolk County next Saturday at the Section XI Individuals Tournament. Jackie finished in 3rd place and will also be representing Commack in the Sectional Championship. Both girls gave it their all and also demonstrated wonderful sportsmanship. Interested in learning more about our Helmet policy?
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2015 Boys Varsity Soccer:

"The 2015 Boys Varsity Soccer team is looking to repeat the success that the 2014 NYS Class AA State Champs had last year. Coming in to the season, the team was ranked #7 Nationally by USA Today's NSCAA Boys HS Ranking system. This year's team is led by captains Ryan Sinnott (Senior Goalie), Anthony Izzo (Senior Forward) and  Scott Cebollero (Junior Midfielder).  Ryan Sinnott was just named to "Newsday's Top 10 Players to watch in Suffolk County.  Anthony Izzo, the 2014 NYS Championship Game MVP, was also named to "Newsday's Top 25 Players to watch in Suffolk County".  All three of these players are looking forward to leading their team to another outstanding season.

This season has started right where the boys left off last year.  The team is currently 3-0-1 with a 2-0 record in league play.  The three wins were against Kings Park, Sachem North and Sachem East.  The one tie was against nationally ranked powerhouse Chaminade and ended in a 0-0 tie.  The team has scored 11 goals and only given up 1.  The leading scorers so far are Scott Cebollero and Anthony Izzo who both have 3.  Nick Messina leads the team in assists with 3.

The senior class this season is looking strong besides the decorated Izzo and Sinnott.  Defenders, Josh Eisler and Adam Portnoy, have nicely replaced the seniors who have left last year and do a great job keeping the opposition away from the net.  Forwards Mike Duren, and Ryan Graziano give the team the scoring threat, toughness and work rate you need in league 1 to succeed.  Anthony Martino and Tom Amato, are looking to give depth and greatly contribute to the team's midfield and use their skills and speed to run at other teams.  Matt Gill and Jordan Schiff were injured for their Junior year and are looking to make an impact this season in the mid-field with their skills and speed.

The Junior Class is quite strong this year.  Scott Cebollero, Nick Pfeiffer and Jordan Anderson have had an immediate impact on the teams midfield by using skills and toughness to win the "50/50" battles in the middle and their skills to counter them into scoring chances.  Alex Giordano, Matt Barnikel, Brandon Cooke, and John Simone bring a fantastic work ethic and passion to the outside flanks.  Nick Messina, Jason Salerno and Mark Paccione have become pillars for the teams defense with their toughness and relentlessness.

 The team also has 6 underclassmen this season between freshmen and sophomores keeping the future bright and prepared for the Cougars.  Bryce Raio, Nick Mastrolianni, Bobby Abshire, Bobby McMann, Aidan Keenan, and Tyler Meotti are working hard every day to give the team depth and are quickly learning the ropes and what it takes to be so successful.  Coach Moran thinks,  "We have the tools to make another run at this thing.  With hard work, dedication, selflessness, and a relentless practice intensity, we can get back to our ultimate goal.  But, for now, we take it day by day and game by game."


Football Helmet Standards
 

The Commack School District Athletic Program provides a safe and encouraging environment for our young athletes. Every year, football helmets are inspected, reconditioned, or retired. This service is provided by an outside organization, using National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) rating standards. Helmets (and all athletic equipment) are school-issued to ensure that all safety regulations are met. A recent study by Virginia Tech rated football helmets and gave them ratings from one to five stars (five stars being the most protective). Our inventory includes helmets rated from three stars (good) to five stars (best available) in many different sizes.

Size and helmet fit are important considerations in concussion prevention. In a NOCSAE press release dated May 27, 2014, titled "Rating System Cannot Predict Helmets' Ability to Prevent Concussions," it states that protecting against injury does not start or end with helmet purchase. "The STAR ratings are not standards," said Mike Oliver, NOCSAE Executive Director." They are a theoretical method of comparing one helmet against another." Mr. Oliver goes on to say, "A 5 STAR rating does not mean that the helmet is great at preventing concussions. The effectiveness of helmets in protecting against concussions has become exaggerated, taking focus away from steps known to have a more immediate and much greater effect on concussion reduction." 

Commack's football team members are trained in the proper tackling and blocking techniques to prevent injury. Coaches are certified in concussion protocols and concussion management, should an injury occur. Enforcing the rules of play that prohibit a lead hit with helmets to reduce head injuries or skull fracture are maintained during practices and games. The results of a University of Wisconsin study on sport-related concussions found that well maintained and fitted football helmets remain most important, and there is "serious doubt as to whether a helmet can ever be designed to prevent concussions."

Commack's Athletic Director, Pat Friel, stated, "Our goal is to implement every possible safety precaution to protect our athletes from injury. We upgrade and examine our inventory each year to provide high quality protective gear. While we are cognizant of the STAR Helmet rating system, be assured that our equipment meets and exceeds NOCSAE specifications."

Physical Education Medical Guidenlines:
A student must have full medical clearance with NO limitations, to participate and receive credit for physical education. No partial participation or participation with stipulations from a doctor are accepted. Any student-athlete who is NOT fully cleared to participate in physical education will not be eligible or cleared for athletics.

Special Sports Nutrition Section
 


           Nutrition Presentation

Compiled by:  Cynthia A. Proscia, MCHES, RD, CND.  Professor at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.  Health Studies, Human Performance Science and Physical Education Department.

Message from the Director  

New! Mr. Friel's eBoard.

Athletic Department Schedules, updated daily.
 
For a complete listing of all game schedules and directions to the games,
go to the
Section XI website and click on "Schedules" or "Directions."

Please use the links above for information before calling the athletic coordinators below.
 

Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics Pat Friel 912-2080
Lead Teacher Ed Boll 912-2144
Athletic Coordinator, Commack Middle School Eileen Cullen 858-3515
Lead Teacher, Commack Middle School Theresa Bassett 858-3512

Links:

  New! KStanley Photography

PE Guidelines and Grading Procedures  

Athletic Handbook
STOP Sports Injuries New!! - Let's Move
Girls Track and Field eBoard Student Guidelines for Interscholastic Athletics
New Form! College Visitation Report Form Physical Form Grades K-12
The Scholarship Divide:  Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships - Recruits Clamor for More From Coaches With Less Interval Health Form
Cardiac Form
Useful resources in regard to performance enhancing supplements:
NSCA's website:
www.nsca-lift.org
Podcast - Dr. Hoffman discusses illegal substance abuse in professional, collegiate, and High School sports 
Code of Conduct There's been a recent rule change for prospective NCAA Student-Athletes
College Visitation Report Form
Email Addresses for this Season's Coaches Wellness Committee
Seasonal Athletic Achievement Awards Rolling Hills Primary School Athletic Page
North Ridge Primary School Athletic Page Fitness Fundamentals - http://www.hoptechno.com/book11.htm
Sportsmanship for Spectator Guide Elementary Website of Sportsmanship
Gatorade Sport Science Institute NCAA.com - NCAA Clearing House
Health Links Health News - Look Younger, Live Longer
2014-2015 Athletic Page Hazing Statistics & Occurrences
   
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