(January 11, 2014 – News Review) For the second weekend in a row, Riverhead’s Charles Villa topped 15 feet in the pole vault as he chases the indoor school record. Villa cleared 15-01 to take first place Saturday at the Molloy Stanner Games at the Armory in New York.
Villa was two inches shy of the mark he cleared last week at the Hispanic Games, also at the Armory.
Villa was the only competitor to top the 15-foot mark. Joseph Crispi of Msgr. Farrel was second at 14-07. Riverhead’s indoor school record was set last year by Dan Normoyle at 15-03 1/2.
Riverhead’s Marcus Moore was sixth in the triple jump at 42 feet 11 1/2 inches.
On the girls side, Riverhead’s Madison Blom continued her strong start to the season by finishing eighth in the shot put with a top mark of 33-09. >More from NR
CHARLES VILLA WINS THIRD OVERALL AT POLE VAULT AT HISPANIC GAMES IN NYC
(January 4, 2014 – News Review) Riverhead junior Charles Villa narrowly missed equaling a school record this afternoon by clearing 15 feet 3 inches in the pole vault at the prestigious Hispanic Games at The Armory in New York.
Villa, the top returning pole vaulter in the county this year, finished third overall in the competition. The Hispanic Games continue throughout the day. Athletes from Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River are competing
Last March, Dan Normoyle, then a senior, cleared 15-03 1/2 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. At the spring state qualifier in June, Villa finished second, sandwiched between Normoyle (first) and teammate Jonah Spaeth, by clearing 14 feet. But with his pole vaulting teammates having both graduated, the event has been Villa’s to own so far this year and he appears to have the record books well in his sights.
Records in the pole vault were set and broken throughout the season last year at Riverhead. Spaeth set the indoor school record last year at the Stanner Games at The Armory, clearing 14-6, which Normoyle eventually topped later in the season.
The outdoor record is 15-0, set at the state qualifying meet last spring by Normoyle. >More from NR / See a VIDEO of Villa’s vault below courtesy of Danielle Thomas
FALL SPORTS SEASON
EIGHT TEAMS ACHIEVE SCHOLAR / ATHLETE TEAM AWARD
(January 8, 2014) At the end of each athletic sports season, the New York State Public HS Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams that excel in the classroom. Teams with a combined GPA of 90 are eligible for this award. The Riverhead Central School District is pleased to announce that the following fall Riverhead High School varsity athletic teams were recipients of the
2013 NYSPHSAA Team Scholar award:
1] Riverhead Girl’s Cross Country / Coach Cobis
2] Riverhead Girls Tennis / Coach Duvall
3] Riverhead Girls’ Volleyball / Coach Bullock
4] Riverhead Girls’ Soccer / Coach Olowu, Coach Burns
5] Riverhead Boys Golf / Coach Davey
6] Riverhead Boy’s Cross Country / Coach Burke
7] Riverhead Girl’s Field Hockey / Coach Walsh-Edwards, Coach Winkel
8] Riverhead Football / Coach Shay, Coach Gevinski, Coach Hackal, Coach Hedges
9]** Riverhead Varsity Cheerleaders, Coach Stephanie Piraino
All in all, 8 out of the district’s 9 fall varsity programs, earned this outstanding accomplishment. Please join us in applauding our coaches and student athletes in recognition of this wonderful accomplishment of achieving academic excellence while actively participating in varsity level athletics
during the Fall 2013 season. GO BLUE WAVES!
(**Officially, Cheerleading is not recognized as a Section XI sport. However, cheerleading is recognized as a sport and a team by the Riverhead Athletic Department and the Board of Education, so they should be included in the list.)
RHS BLUE WAVES VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM IS THE DIVISION II SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMP!
Riverhead’s Ryan Hubbard, Ryan Harkin, Cody Smith pick up MVP awards
(From RiverheadLocal - December 5, 2013) The Riverhead Blue Waves picked up their Big Four championship plaque at the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association annual awards banquet dinner Monday night at the Hyatt Wind Watch in Hauppauge.
Ryan Hubbard, whose 84-yard touchdown run on a punt return with six seconds left in regulation lifted the Blue Waves to a 20-14 victory over East Islip and the Suffolk County D-II title, was named MVP for the Suffolk County championship game.
Ryan Harkin won defensive MVP and Cody Smith won offensive MVP for the L.I. championship game.
Riverhead finished third in the Rutgers balloting. Undefeated D-IV Babylon, which hasn’t lost a game in two seasons, took the trophy home for the second year in a row. D-I champion Sachem North finished second.
Jeremiah Cheatom was a finalist for the Joe Cipp Award (best running back) and for the Hanson (best overall player.) He did not win either because he did not play in the L.I. Championship game, head coach Leif Shay said.
(November 22, 2013) Final score: Riverhead 20, East Islip 14. Ryan Hubbard returned East Islip’s punt with an 84 yard run and a touchdown with just 6 seconds left on the clock.
Riverhead travelED to Hofstra University FRIDAY, NOV. 29, for the LI Championship game against
Carey HS, the Division II Nassau County champs, who outscored the Blue Waves 20-6 to win the title.
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(November 18, 2013 – Riverhead, NY) The Blue Waves VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM WON THEIR GAME AGAINST NEWFIELD AND NOW PROGRESS TO THE SUFFOLK COUNTY FINALS as they get a rematch against the East Islip Redmen next Friday, November 22, 7:30PM at Stony Brook University.
The only loss the Blue Waves had this year was against East Islip in week two, 50-36.
THEY ARE LOOKING FOR REVENGE. THE BLUE WAVES will be the HOME TEAM on the scoreboard.
There is a $6 Section XI admittance charge. Stony Brook University doesn’t allow tailgating in the parking lot.
Click HERE or on Photo for Roster.
- See more at: RiverheadLocal / News Review / Newsday
GIRLS’ VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM MEMBERS RECEIVE AWARDS
Four Riverhead Blue WavesGIRLS’ VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM members received awards from the Suffolk County Girls Volleyball Coaches Association on December 2, 2013. The team is coached by Ms. Amy Greene.
All League Award:
All Classification Award:
All County Tournament Team:
Defensive Player of the Year:
- See more at: RiverheadLocal
THREE LACROSSE PLAYERS SIGN TO PLAY IN COLLEGE
JARON GREENRIDGE SIGNS TO PLAY LACROSSE AT BREVARD
(November 15, 2013 – Riverhead, NY) RHS senior Jaron Greenridge, who plays defense on the Riverhead High School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team, has signed an intent to play lacrosse at Brevard College, a Division II college, in Brevard, North Carolina.
The year Jaron was moved up to the varsity team, as a sophomore, he was named Suffolk County “Rookie of the Year”.
“Jaron has a lot of athleticism, dedication and a strong commitment to excellence,” said varsity boys’ lacrosse coach Victor Guadagnino, who is also a social studies teacher at RHS. “He’s strong and he has a lot of speed. Last year, the lacrosse team made the playoffs, and this year’s team promises to be the best it’s ever been.”
Last year, Jaron was All-County in both football and lacrosse. (He is a free safety / halfback on the currently first-seeded varsity football team.) According to last year’s lacrosse stats, Jaron picked up 40 ground balls in last year’s season. RHS made the playoffs and was named a 2013 New York State Scholar Athlete team in both 2012 and 2013.
Jaron carries about a 3.0 GPA and plans to major in social work at Brevard College. “I like working with people,” he explained.
His mom, Xann, and his dad, Robin, concurred with his choice of majors. “We’re very proud of him. He’s got a lot of heart,” said his mom.
“He always gives 110%,” shared his dad.
Good luck, Jaron.
CAROLYN CARERRA SIGNS TO PLAY LACROSSE AND SOCCER AT HOFSTRA
(November 15, 2013 – Riverhead, NY) RHS senior Carolyn Carrera, who plays midi on the RHS Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Team and goalie on the RHS Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team, signed an intent to play both lacrosse and soccer at Hofstra University, a Division I University, in the fall of 2013.
Carolyn’s lacrosse coach Ashley King shared, “Carolyn is a very unique person. She puts out 100% not just in practice and in our games, but then works hard on her own to improve. She’s a leader and a role model. She definitely has a bright future. I’m in awe of her efforts and abilities both on the playing field and in the community. We can all learn from her.”
The short biography of Carolyn on the Wendy’s Heisman Award website stated, “Carolyn Carrera is a triple-threat student-athlete at Riverhead High School. She has lettered in Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse, for which she was named Most Valuable Player and All-Conference, and All Division and also set several school records. In addition to athletic achievements, Carolyn was named Most Outstanding Student of the Year Award for AP Chemistry, Marine Biology, AP English, Latin IV/V, and Math 12 Honors.”
Carolyn also received the distinction of being the Suffolk Time NEWS REVIEW ATHLETE OF THE YEAR. She is varsity goalie on the soccer team, a guard on the basketball team, an All Division and Academic All-American midi on the lacrosse team. As a junior midfielder at Riverhead High School, Carolyn Carrera was chosen to play on the Long-Island Metropolitan Team to compete in the 2013 US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament at Lehigh University. Carrera is the first Riverhead lacrosse player to be selected to a team of this national significance.
“We feel so blessed to have a daughter like Carolyn,” they said almost in unison.
Carolyn will attend Hofstra University; as noted, she will play both lacrosse and soccer for them and plans major in Engineering or Pre-Med.
GROUP PHOTO OF ENTIRE GROUP: Front Row Seated Left to Right: Jaron Greenridge, Xann Greenridge, Mario Carrera, Carolyn Carrera and Dawn Carrera. Back Row Standing Left to Right: District Athletic Director Bill Groth, Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Coach Victor Guadagnino, Guidance Counselor Chris Martin, Jaron’s dad—Robin Greenridge, Assistant Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach Jim Janecek, Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Coach Ashley King and RHS Principal Charles Regan.
EMILY JEHLE SIGNS TO PLAY LACROSSE AT MERCY COLLEGE
(November 25, 2013 – Riverhead, NY) RHS senior Emily Jehle, who plays attack on the RHS Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse Team and center midfield on the RHS Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team, signed an intent to play lacrosse at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, a Division II college.
Emily’s lacrosse coach Ashley King shared, “Emily is more than just a great lacrosse player, she keeps the team organized on and off the field. She’s a hidden gem on the field and a real team player. She moves the ball and creates opportunities for her teammates.”
Emily is ranked #21 in her class and carries a GPA of 98.7. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Foreign Language Society (for French) and is on the High Honor Roll. In addition, she is a member of French Club, Math Club, Mentathletes, and the Interact Club. In addition, she works at her family-owned restaurant, Salsa Salsa in Port Jefferson, NY, and coaches for the Riverhead Recreation Department.
Emily plans to major public relations and communications at Mercy. “I want to work in New York City in corporate public relations,” she states.
Some company will be lucky to get her. Congratulations, Emily.
RHS SENIOR CAROLYN CARRERA IS NAMED AS A FINALIST FOR WENDY’S HS HEISMAN AWARD
(November 12, 2013–Riverhead, NY) On Tuesday, November 12th, during a senior assembly at Riverhead High School, she learned that she has been named a NATIONAL FINALIST in the WENDY’S HEISMAN AWARD COMPETITION. Wendy’s narrowed the the field of 102 State Finalists down to 12 male and 12 female scholar-athletes. Carolyn was the NEW YORK STATE female winner. The WINNERS OF WENDY’S NATIONAL HEISMAN AWARD COMPETITION will be announced on December 13.
The 12 NATIONAL FINALISTS (six girls and six boys) will be FEATURED ON ESPN. They will also receive gold medals and $2,000 for their high schools. Of the 12 NATIONAL FINALISTS, one male and one female will receive a Wendy’s High School Heisman crystal trophy and a $500 gift certificate to Wendy’s. The high school of each NATIONAL winner will receive a donation of $10,000.
Carolyn’s parents and two of her biggest fans, Dawn and Mario Carrera of Jamesport, were at the high school to share this special moment with their daughter. “We did a good job of keeping it a secret,” said her dad. “Carolyn was genuinely suprised today. We’re very blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and we’re very proud of her.”
Carolyn will travel to New York City to participate in the collegiate Heisman weekend festivities with the other 11 National Finalists. There, she will receive her awards in person from Archie Griffin, the only athlete to win two collegiate Heisman Trophies.
Carolyn’s profile is posted online at WendysHeisman.com, and the Wendy’s High School Heisman television special ESPN2 will air on December 15th. Tune in to see if Carolyn wins!
Also see: RiverheadLocal
RHS SENIOR CAROLYN CARRERA — NEWS 12 “SCHOALR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”
(October 5, 2013) CAROLYN CARRERA has been designated asa News 12 “Scholar-Athlete of the Week” and receives a $1,000 scholarship from Capital Bank. Her segment will air on Tuesday, October 8th, beginning with NEWS 12 at 5:50PM and continuing through the night. She is now a contender for NEWS 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Congratulations, Carolyn!
At the May 2013 Sports Awards Ceremony, Carolyn Carrera received the distinction of being the NEWS REVIEW ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, and received awards in Basketball, Soccer and Lacrosse. She is varsity goalie on the soccer team, a guard on the basketball team, is an All Division midi on the lacrosse team, and is a real scholar as well as an athlete with a 98.75 unweighted average, a 2040 on the SATs, and is ranked #3 in her class of 362 students. Carolyn is an honor roll student, a member of the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society, Mentathletes, Math Club, the President of the Class of 2014, and has achieved a number of other distinctions. In addition, she is an accomplished pianist and percussionist.
Carolyn also works two jobs. She is employed at the Riverhead Recreation Department and works at Michelangelo’s Pizza.
A s President of the Class of 2014, Carolyn has been actively engaged in raising funds to help a former classmate and friend, Michael Hubbard, return to the Riverhead area after a debilitating accident. Carolyn plans to attend Hofstra University, will play both lacorsse and soccer for them and major in Engineering or Pre-Med. Congratulations, Carolyn! >Watch the NEWS 12 BROADCAS
Carolyn’s Career Lacrosse high school stats which are all school records
Varsity games played in 42
Goals scored 126
Draw controls 313
Ground balls 335
Forced turnovers 132
Draw wins 492
Draw Win percentage 61%
All of these statistics above will be added to this upcoming senior season.
Only Riverhead lacrosse player to be selected a Brine HS All American.
Only Riverhead lacrosse player to be selected to the LI Metropolitan Team.
Only Riverhead lacrosse player to play on 2 national championship teams.
Carolyn’s Career Soccer high school stats which are all school records
5 year varsity player
Varsity games played in 56
Career Saves 1202
Career save percentage 92%
CAROLYN CARRERA –PLAYS IN 2013 US LACROSSE WOMEN’S DIVISION NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
(May 7, 2013) As a junior midfielder at Riverhead High School, Carolyn Carrera was chosen to play on the Long-Island Metropolitan Team to compete in the 2013 US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament, May 25-26 at Lehigh University. Carrera is the first Riverhead lacrosse player to be selected to a team of this national significance. The tournament features high school aged players representing the US Lacrosse region in which they live and play. The Long Island Metropolitan Team is selected from the best high school women’s lacrosse players in Nassau and Suffolk County. The National Tournament began in 1933 as a tournament to showcase the best post-collegiate and club women’s lacrosse players. Since that time, it has grown into one of the largest women’s lacrosse events in the nation.
RHS BLUE WAVES FIELD HOCKEY TEAM MAKES THE PLAYOFFS!
(October 23, 2013) The Riverhead Blue Waves field hockey team has earned a berth in the Division-II playoffs. The final power point ratings were announced by Section XI this morning. Riverhead finished with 106.130 points over Smithtown West (98.970.)
- See more at: >RiverheadLocal
FIELD HOCKEY AWARD WINNERS
(January 10, 2014) The SCFHCA awards dinner was held at Villa Lombardis in Holbrook Thursday, 1/9/14.
Pictured left to right are the award winners from riverhead for the 2013-14 fall season – Katelyn Zaneski- all division, Emily Masse- all division, Maria Dillingham- all county honorable mention, Sydney Kito- all division, Danielle Napoli- all county and Paige Hubbard – all tournament.
RHS BLUE WAVES VOLLEYBALL TEAM MAKES THE PLAYOFFS!
(October 18, 2013) Riverhead volleyball (6-3 League IV, 9-3 overall) punched its ticket to the playoffs with their sixth league win of the season Friday night by defeating Deer Park in four sets. Shortly after the conclusion, Coach Amy Greene took her team into the hallway for the post game discussion where it was announced that the Waves are playoff-bound for the first time since 2010. Screams echoed down the hallway as the moment they were waiting for all season finally came to fruition.
- See more at: >RiverheadLocal / News Review
RHS BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY TEAM IS FIRST IN LEAGUE!
(October 15, 2013) Having secured its first league title since 1998 with a vital victory over East Islip a week earlier, Riverhead was the favorite, on paper at least, to beat Half Hollow Hills West on Tuesday and put the finishing touches on a perfect dual-meet season. >NewsReview / >RiverheadLocal
NYSPHSAA (STATE) SCHOLAR-ATHETE AWARD
(October 5, 2013) GREAT NEWS! Once again, the Riverhead Blue Waves are among the top academic achievers in Suffolk County Sports! Seven of 8 Varsity 2013 Spring teams earned this prestigious NYSPHSAA award! GO BLUE WAVES and kudos to these student-athletes, their parents and coaches!
Section XI just posted their Spring Scholar Athlete list. Below please find the Riverhead programs that received this wonderful achievement! 7 of our 8 Spring Varsity Programs had a team GPA of 90 or better.
Boys’ Golf 94.64[ State recognized Boys Golf awards in the Spring due to the Championships scheduled @ that time]
Boys’ LAX 90.389
Boys’ T&F 94.603
Girls’ Golf 90.148
Girls’ LAX 92.216
Girls’ T&F 93.341
RHS BLUE WAVES ROLL OVER WEST ISLIP
(October 26, 2013) Senior running back Jeremiah Cheatom ran for three touchdowns to spark Riverhead to a 33-21 victory over West Islip in a Suffolk County Division II football game at Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field on Saturday afternoon. – See more at: RiverheadLocal / NewsReview / Newsday
Last game of the regular season for RHS @ Newfield, Sat., 11/2, 1:30PM.
Placards under the scoreboard on McKillop Field at the Riverhead vs. West Islip game celebrated the years that RHS VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAMS won RUTGERS TROPHIES: 2008, 2003, 1988 AND 1953.
Players from THE 1988 TEAM came to the game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their RUTGERS TROPHY win. During half-time they took the field for a commemorative photo.
L to R…… Front row
Everett Gilliam III
L to R…….Back row
All from the 1988 Division III, Suffolk County B, Rutgers Trophy Championship Season……Go Blue Waves!!!!!!
RHS BLUE WAVES TAKEDOWN BAY SHORE
(October 6) Senior halfback Jeremiah Cheatom ran the ball 43 times for 277 yards, scoring three touchdowns for the Blue Waves as they extended their record to 3-1 on the season with a resounding 40-18 victory in Bay Shore. – See more at: RiverheadLocal / NewsReview
RHS BLUE WAVES ROLL OVER CENTRAL ISLIP, 48-8
Photo by RiverheadLocal
(September 30, 2013) Protecting their home turf, Riverhead (2-1) had no trouble stoping the run, the pass, or anything else for that matter. But it wasn’t just the defense that put in some serious work, Cody Smith put on a performance that may have cemented his spot as the starting quarterback. >RiverheadLocal
(September 12, 2013) The Riverhead Blue Waves took the field Thursday afternoon in their season opener. They beat North Babylon 35 to 6. (Pictured: An amazing diving catch made in the first half.) Inside linebacker Mike VanBommel had 13 tackles and Raheem Brown had 10 for Riverhead, which kept North Babylon off the board for three quarters in Suffolk II. Brown added a fumble recover and VanBommel grabbed a 23-yard pass from Cody Smith in the third quarter to make it 28-0. Smith completed 13 of 20 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns. (from Newsday, September 13, 2013) >NewsReview / RiverheadLocal
RHS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WINS!
(September 25, 2013) Girls XC – Tuesday 9/24/13 – Indian Island 5K Course
Riverhead Girls Cross Country had their first victory in League III this year against Walt Whitman High School
· Score: Riverhead 24 – Walt Whitman 33
· Top Performers: Rachel Conti -Senior (22:23), Meghan Van Bommel – Sophomore (22:36) & Megan Carrick – Sophomore (22:41) placed 2nd, 3rd & 4th leading the team to victory.
· Youth – Freshman Gabrielle Marcucci ran time of 23: 34 on her birthday and came across the line as Riverhead’s 4th runner to place; 8th Grader Grace Dillingham ran a personal best time of 24:55
· Maurinne Sullivan (Junior) crossed the line at 24:29 to round out Riverhead’s top 5
· Overall 1-1 in League III
RHS FRESHMAN PLACES FIRST IN FRESHMAN RACE AT PECONIC INVITATIONAL
(September 12, 2013 – Peconic Invitational) ERIC CUNHA took first place in the Boys freshman race at the Peconic invitational. He competed against 16 other schools. His time was an 8:25 (1.5). Pictured: Jacob Coleman, John Ehlers and Eric Cunha.
RHS VOLLEYBALL TEAM WINS MATTITUCK TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 28TH!
(September 13, 2013) The key to the Riverhead volleyball team this season starts with defense. And the defense starts with junior Joscelin Morrow. >NewsReview
(September 17, 2013) The Blue Waves girls volleyball team administered a clean sweep of East Islip Monday afternoon retaliating after a hard-fought loss, bouncing back into the victory column.
Riverhead, which improved to 3-1 on the season, won 25-23, 25-18 and 25-18. >RiverheadLocal
(September 27, 2013) Brown’s presence on the team along with the veterans like Tucci, Martens, Morrow and seniors Danielle Thomas and Megan Brewer has the Blue Waves off to one of their best starts in recent years. The Blue Waves are 3-1 in league play. >NewsReview Watch out, League IV, Riverhead volleyball is picking up steam and ready to make a push for the playoffs; the team believes that this may be their year. – See more at: >RiverheadLocal
RHS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM WINS OPENER
(September 7, 2013) “You need a quick team out there,” Walsh-Edwards said. “Dillingham can get a breakaway and if Zaneski is in the right spot, she’s going to score. It is exciting. It’s something hopefully we can build on as the season goes on.” >NewsReview Sports
(September 19, 2013) Sophomore forward Katelyn Zaneski’s unassisted goal lifted the Blue Waves field hockey team to a crucial 1-0 victory over Newfield yesterday on Riverhead’s home field. >RiverheadLocal Sports
RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL BLUE WAVES BOYS’ LACROSSE PLAYER RECRUITED AS A SOPHOMORE!
This is the biggest recruitment of a Riverhead lacrosse player ever.
(August 14, 2013) Blake Carrara started for the boys’ LAX team as a 9th grader this past season. This summer he was considered a Blue Chip recruit for the Class of 2016. He was actively recruited by Virginia, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Yale, Loyola and many more lacrosse power house schools. He decided to verbally commit to the University of Maryland.
“Blake will be a sophomore this year and was recruited by the most recognized lacrosse school in the country.” - Victor Guadagnino, Varsity Boys’ LAX Coach
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