Sayville Senior Athletes' Talents Get Kudos

Two district students' prowess on the athletic field gets recognition.

Sayville High School senior James Giattino has been named the Capital One /News12 Long Island Scholar Athlete.

Each month, News 12, in conjunction with Capital One Bank, recognizes one student from Long Island as the Capital One/News12 Scholar Athlete. Each student athlete is recognized for his or her exceptional achievement in the classroom and on the athletic field. The winner receives a certificate and a $1,000 scholarship from Capital One Bank. Students are recommended for this award by their head coach or school administrator.

Coach Rob Hoss nominated James Giattino for this award based on his physical performance, scholastic ability, and leadership.

A true scholar who is currently taking 8 AP courses, as well as an amazing athlete in football and basketball, James maintains a weighted GPA of over 100 (unweighted this is more than an 95 average) throughout his high school career.

Shown in the photo are Athletic Director Dennis Maloney, Sayville  High School Principal Ron Hoffer,  representing Capital One Tammy Leisen, Jimmy Giattino, and Coach Rob Hoss.

Congratulations also go out to Sayville senior Kelly Leach who as a member of the girls Varsity volleyball team was named High School Player of the Week for New York by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

“Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition,” the AVCA website states. “The MaxPreps/AVCA National Players of the Week honor high school girl players from numerous states throughout the volleyball season.”

“She really is an outstanding player and young lady,” said Coach Debbie Urso who was happy to share the accolades of her deserving team member.



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