2006-07-28 / Sports

Bishop Kearney High School Salutes Outstanding Sports Athletes

The Athletic Director's Awards for Outstanding Service to their team were presented to, standing, left to right: Danielle Behette (tennis); Marissa Maffei (varsity basketball); Valerie Zarneski (varsity softball); Jackie Woods (Rockaway Point-varsity volleyball); Norah Marley [Belle Harbor](jv softball); Kearney's athletic director Anthony Troiano; Helen Mullen (cheerleading); Regina Pynn (track); Nicole D'Aleo (varsity softball); Clare Nolan (golf) and Mary Gil (swimming). Seated: Kerry King [Belle harbor] (jv basketball); Kanika Dunn (boosters); Diana Canzoneri (soccer) and Kleedy St. Surin (boosters). Not pictured: Kaitlin Camacho (varsity softball) and Jessica Childers (jv volleyball). The Athletic Director's Awards for Outstanding Service to their team were presented to, standing, left to right: Danielle Behette (tennis); Marissa Maffei (varsity basketball); Valerie Zarneski (varsity softball); Jackie Woods (Rockaway Point-varsity volleyball); Norah Marley [Belle Harbor](jv softball); Kearney's athletic director Anthony Troiano; Helen Mullen (cheerleading); Regina Pynn (track); Nicole D'Aleo (varsity softball); Clare Nolan (golf) and Mary Gil (swimming). Seated: Kerry King [Belle harbor] (jv basketball); Kanika Dunn (boosters); Diana Canzoneri (soccer) and Kleedy St. Surin (boosters). Not pictured: Kaitlin Camacho (varsity softball) and Jessica Childers (jv volleyball). This year, Bishop Kearney High School's Sports Awards Dinner was a very special event, honoring winning teams and winning players. Almost four hundred parents, coaches and members of Kearney's administration gathered at Gargiulo's Restaurant to congratulate all those who had taken part in the year's activities. Four awards that are presented at the dinner are named for people who have made a significant contribution to the Kearney Community over the years. The Sister Geraldine Woods Award for Outstanding Christian Leadership in Athletics was presented to Kleedy St. Surin.

Pictured during the evening are, left to right: Sergeant Louie Herschtein; Regina Pynn; Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, Kearney's principal; Kleedy St. Surin; Diana Canzoneri; Anthony Troiano, Kearney's athletic director, volleyball coach Theresa Gannon and Maura O'Callaghan. Pictured during the evening are, left to right: Sergeant Louie Herschtein; Regina Pynn; Sister Thomasine Stagnitta CSJ, Kearney's principal; Kleedy St. Surin; Diana Canzoneri; Anthony Troiano, Kearney's athletic director, volleyball coach Theresa Gannon and Maura O'Callaghan. The Erin Quinlan Memorial Award for Outstanding Kearney Spirit in Athletics was presented to Diana Canzoneri. The Thomas Gannon Memorial Award for Scholarship, Athletic Ability and School Spirit was awarded to Maura O'Callaghan [Breezy Point]. The Theresa Whitty Award - Kearney's #1 Fan Award, for outstanding support of Kearney's student-athletes and the athletic program was given to Kearney's athletic director Anthony Troiano.

Regina Pynn received the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Awards this year for excelling in academics as well as a number of varsity sports. Sergeant Louie Herschtein, US Army Recruiter, presented the award.

The coaches are pictured, left to right: Sister Joan Dillon CSJ (boosters); Danielle Balsamo (varsity softball); Sister Mary Patricia Hurley CSJ (boosters); Kerry O'Grady (basketball); Valerie Gilson (swimming); Theresa Gannon (volleyball); John Lovett [Rockaway Beach](track); Gina Trani (softball); Charles Candela (soccer); Anthony Troiano, Kearney's athletic director; Krystina Macca and Victoria Viviani (cheerleaders) and Dr. Rocco Sellito (jv basketball). The coaches are pictured, left to right: Sister Joan Dillon CSJ (boosters); Danielle Balsamo (varsity softball); Sister Mary Patricia Hurley CSJ (boosters); Kerry O'Grady (basketball); Valerie Gilson (swimming); Theresa Gannon (volleyball); John Lovett [Rockaway Beach](track); Gina Trani (softball); Charles Candela (soccer); Anthony Troiano, Kearney's athletic director; Krystina Macca and Victoria Viviani (cheerleaders) and Dr. Rocco Sellito (jv basketball). Kearney's athletic director, Anthony Troiano, took time out during the evening's festivities to acknowledge the generosity and support he has received from the coaches of Kearney's athletic teams. "Their support has meant a great deal to the girls on the teams and we want to recognize their contribution

tonight", said Mr. Troiano, as he presented the coaches with a plaque commemorating the year.

The assistant coaches are, left to right: Grady Reid (jv basketball); Anthony DiBenedetto (jv softball); Roselle Abbate (soccer); Peter Lovett [Rockaway Park] (track); Anthony Troiano; Lou Vento (jv basketball); Mike Cunningham (varsity softball); Nick Trani (varsity softball) and Armando Rumayor (golf). The assistant coaches are, left to right: Grady Reid (jv basketball); Anthony DiBenedetto (jv softball); Roselle Abbate (soccer); Peter Lovett [Rockaway Park] (track); Anthony Troiano; Lou Vento (jv basketball); Mike Cunningham (varsity softball); Nick Trani (varsity softball) and Armando Rumayor (golf).

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