The Sachem Youth Football & Cheerleading program announced its 2012 Academic All-American Team during its Year End Party on Nov. 12.
Student athletes in the program were evaluated and given a point grade based on their classroom effort and behavior over three marking periods during the 2012 fall season. Points could also be earned for extra work in the SYFC Study Hall and for any “Good News” reports presented to the coaching staff involving community service or outstanding efforts in the school community.
The 2012 SYFC Academic All-Americans include: Mario DiBenedetto, Chris Ferrelli, Nate Johnston, Chase Krivickas, Alec Maserejian, Matt Malloy, Scott Murphy, Henry McDonough, Steven Osborne, Drew Peterson, Max Ward and Justin Yew.
The Honorable Mention Academic All-Americans include: Joe Asaro, Teddy Centofanti, Matt Cronin, Paul Manganaro, Matt Scolaro, Andrew Bhandari, Steven Morris, Spencer Scully, A.J. Vozzella, Paige Ross, Rondi Kirk, Hillary Ciampa, Olivia Freeman, Kathleen Kirk, Cherie Troisi and Caroline Manganaro.
Paul Manganaro said the program was made possible because of the passion, leadership and dedication of the following McCall School teachers that volunteered their time to make this program a success: Linda Pickering, Jacqui Murphy, Melissa Crowley, Bev Daniel, Tara Donner, Jamie Bailey, Tawnya Lewis, Darryl Huntington, Ann Marie Tan, Ali Matthews, Peggy Walker, Mike Kasprzak, Donna Gildersleeve and lead project teacher Grace Tringale.
The SYFC program is a middle school age football and cheerleading program open to all Winchester residents.