Hicksville Fall Athletic Season Highlights

Hicksville Fall Athletic Season Highlights
Posted on 05/13/2021

Hicksville Public Schools is recognizing a successful fall sports season, despite the challenges teams and student-athletes faced due to the pandemic. Not only were students able to participate in athletics this school year, they succeeded.

The Girls Varsity Swim team finished its season undefeated, winning its conference. Four athletes — Kayla Kulier, Samantha Taggart, Melanie Unger and Jennie Zhang — qualified for counties in different events. Kulier, a seventh grader, was also named the Conference IV swimmer of the year whereas Coach Sheri Epstein was named Conference IV Coach of the Year. Additionally, the 200 Free Relay team also set a school record at the New York State qualifiers.

The Varsity Boys Volleyball Team is celebrating an outstanding season, as it was crowned champions of Nassau County Conference A2. The team finished the regular season with an undefeated record and a 24-1 record in games played. The hard work and leadership of seniors Andrew Borum, John Kiss, Justin Dyjak, Ilham Karimi and Alex Paleaz did not go unnoticed as the team made it to the county quarterfinals.

On the soccer field, the Varsity Boys team was named conference champions and Nassau County finalists. Anthony Bonilla and Chris Smith were both named All-County. In addition, Bonilla was named Conference Player of the Year whereas Smith was named Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Two additional athletes received an All-County Honorable Mention, with four of the team’s members being named All-Conference.

The Varsity Girls Soccer Team finished the season with eight wins and also had multiple players named All-County, All-Classification and All-Conference. Freshman Maya Villatoro was recognized as the Conference Goalkeeper of the Year.

Congratulations to all of Hicksville’s fall sports teams. The District wishes continued success for its athletes as they head into the spring season.