Ward Melville shipping off 38 athletes to play in college; here’s where they’re going


Three Village school district officials this month honored dozens of Ward Melville High School student-athletes from the Class of 2022 who have committed to playing college sports.

At the high school’s annual athletic college recognition ceremony, the students were individually announced and commended for their dedication to academics and athletics.

“In today’s very competitive age of school and sports, it is not easy to make a high school athletic team, let alone a college athletic team,” said Kevin Finnerty, the district’s executive director of health,
physical education, recreation and athletics. “To commit to playing sports at the college level is an extraordinary accomplishment, and you fall into a small percentage of student-athletes to compete at this level.”

Where they’re going and what they’re playing

Here’s a breakdown of who’s playing what and where:

Michael Annino Jr. – Felician University – lacrosse
James Baldi – SUNY Buffalo State College – football
Julia Bell – Elon University – cross country/track and field
Shaun Brereton – SUNY Maritime College – football
Hannah Brockman – SUNY Geneseo – swimming
Aron Bursztyn – Salisbury University – tennis
Elizabeth Carioscia – SUNY Oneonta – cheerleading
Frank Carroll – Providence College – lacrosse
Kevin Dolan – Fairfield University – lacrosse
Rachael Ehrlich – SUNY Cortland – soccer
Tyler Flynn – Providence College – lacrosse
Abigail Foster – SUNY Geneseo – soccer
Jillian Gironda – Manhattan College – lacrosse
Sally Gliganic – SUNY Plattsburgh – soccer
Alexa Horan – Penn State University – fencing
Joshua Horvath – SUNY Buffalo State College – football
Tyler John – University of Bridgeport – baseball
Kate Kratochvil – SUNY Cortland – lacrosse
Zachary Licavoli – Endicott College – lacrosse
Christian Lievano – SUNY Cortland – wrestling
Justin Martell – Anderson University – lacrosse
Konstantinos Mastrokalos – Lake Erie College – soccer
Conor Matthews – Connecticut College – lacrosse
Nicole Matthews – SUNY New Paltz – lacrosse
Greenley Modica – Haverford College – soccer
Jason Monopoli – SUNY Oneonta – lacrosse
Andrew Nicholson – Williams College – lacrosse
John Nicholson – Swarthmore College – lacrosse
Isabella Ospitale – Temple University – field hockey
Christopher Prussen – SUNY Buffalo State College – football
Courtney Quinn – Stony Brook University – lacrosse
Harrison Reduto – Suffolk County Community College – track and field
Tyler Ruffini – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – lacrosse
Kiersten Schmidt – Seton Hill University – lacrosse
Julian Smith – University at Buffalo – track and field
Nicholas Stoecker – SUNY Cortland – lacrosse
Paul Tommolino – SUNY Cortland – track and field
Brooke Voulo – Misericordia University – volleyball

Photo: Courtesy of the Three Village Central School District