Amityville Honors Varsity Athletes

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Amityville students who earned spots on varsity rosters across the school’s athletics program were honored under one roof when the district held its Varsity Athletic Award Night on June 11.

Gathered in the high school auditorium, members of the track, volleyball, baseball, softball, football, soccer, cheerleading, wrestling and basketball teams took the stage to be recognized by their respective coaches. Each coach handed out varsity certificates, a Coach’s Award, a Scholar-Athlete Award, a Most Improved Award and the season MVP Award to his or her most accomplished athletes.

Emceeing the event was Athletic Director Ted Tsirigotis, who spoke about the importance of not only recognizing accomplishments on the field, but also promoting a family of athletes in the district.

Tsirigotis introduced the evening’s guest speaker, Jauron McKelvin, an Amitvyille alumnus who earned a football scholarship to Hofstra University and now has a successful career at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

McKelvin stressed the importance of hard work and determination in everything one does, whether that includes professional sports aspirations or not. He was presented with a framed photograph of the 1991 Amityville football team, on which he played while in high school.

The evening also featured a photo slideshow highlighting this year’s sports seasons.